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The name of the flagship cruise terminal being built by Brymor Construction at Southampton has been announced – Horizon Cruise Terminal.
It was chosen from more than 4,000 entries in a competition run by Port of Southampton operator Associated British Ports (ABP).
Work on the £27m cruise terminal – with an iconic ‘wave’ roof design – is due to be completed in July.
Stunning drone footage below shows the fantastic progress so far on the 11,695 sq m complex in the port’s Western Docks, inside Dock Gate 10.
Stephen Morton, Brymor Chairman, said: “Horizon is the perfect name to capture the aspirational design and vision behind this futuristic terminal.
“We are proud to play our part in creating this iconic new landmark for Southampton’s skyline.”
Brymor is providing design and construction services for the Horizon terminal. The development has green and renewable features, including roof-mounted solar power.
It also includes precast piling and associated foundations, deep drainage, a fibre reinforced ground floor slab, steel frame, curved glulam beams and roof with exposed soffits.
Other features are curtain walling and cladding, internal finishes, MEP services, external works, hard landscaping and a link bridge for connection to a ship to shore air bridge.
The new terminal was designed to accommodate larger cruise ships and allow more than 6,000 passengers to disembark and embark in a single day.
Horizon joins the line-up of the four existing world-class cruise terminals in the port. They are Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal, City Cruise Terminal, Ocean Cruise Terminal and Mayflower Cruise Terminal.
Multiple entrants in the naming competition suggested ‘Horizon’ and the winner, Anna Chojnacka, was chosen at random.
Director at ABP in Southampton Alastair Welch said: “We are delighted to be announcing the name for the port’s newest cruise terminal.
“Cruise is such an important part of the city’s heritage, culture and history, and we liked how this name suggests a new start for cruise following a challenging year.”