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Completion of Iconic Horizon Cruise Terminal in Sight.

Brymor Construction teams are pulling out all of the stops in a final push to complete the iconic Horizon cruise terminal in Southampton.

They are firing on all cylinders to ready the £27m development for the arrival of its maiden cruise ship – and passengers – in early July.

The end comes in sight for the landmark project – Brymor’s largest to date – after the completion deadline was brought forward by two weeks to accommodate the arrival of the first liner.

It is latest of a series of challenges successfully overcome since work began on a newly cleared site at Western Docks just a year ago in early July 2020.

Stephen Morton, Brymor Construction chairman, said: “Great credit must go to all of our people.

“To be nearing completion ahead of schedule when already faced with tight deadlines on the largest project in Brymor’s history is a tremendous achievement for all involved, especially considering the challenges posed by the pandemic over the past year.

“We are fully focused on the final phase of this landmark development, and there is a tangible sense of excitement as we look forward to seeing the very first ship arrive alongside.”

Brymor Construction is providing design and construction services as main contractor for Port of Southampton operator Associated British Ports (ABP).

The 11,695 sqm m terminal features curved glulam beams and exposed soffits to create a spectacular wave shaped roof.

Its futuristic design also includes curtain walling, green and renewable features as well as stone walling at its entrance as a salute to Southampton’s historic city walls.

The new terminal has been designed to accommodate larger cruise ships and allow more than 6,000 passengers to disembark and embark in a single day.

Brymor Construction has completed more than 10 projects at the port, with benefits for the local economy including jobs and work for the local supply chain.