Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
A British architectural firm has announced the inception of a new giant for the Tignè peninsula. Part of the MIDI plc development, this new high-rise is expected to have a 16-floor elevation. At this point in time, neither MIDI plc nor the Planning Authority have yet published the details of this new development.
LOM, the British architectural and design company responsible for the news, said on its website that the project will also include retail outlets and a four-story underground car park. It will be surrounded by gardens and a bridge that will be connected with the promenade. The same article explained that the tower structure will be built over an area of 13,200 meters squared that will “maximize views towards… Valletta”.
In the LOM article, MIDI’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Portelli was quoted as saying that “LOM has designed a striking and high-quality scheme that responds to its historic, seafront location. This is the final phase pf the Tignè Point development, transforming the former brownfield site with new homes, commercial space, and public amenities.”
The impact of housing on the world heritage site of Valletta has been the subject of much discussion locally as well as being raised in the periodic reports published by UNESCO