PA approves 16-storey residential tower in Tigné Point

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Planning Authority has given the green light to the Tigné North Phase Project which includes the construction of a 16-storey residential tower.

In a statement on Thursday, the authority said that the approved project will be developed on the Northern area of the peninsula, adjacent to the Tigné Tunnel.

The Planning Authority said that the building will be in conjunction with the public open space surrounding the recently-restored Garden Battery which was constructed in 1894 to seal the intervening ground between Fort Tigné and Cambridge Battery and to overlook over the natural coast characterized by the natural features including limestone and the open sea.

The new development will be built within an already excavated site. The structure consists of 4 basement levels, which will include 81 parking spaces and 17 floor levels, with 7 receding levels, providing 63 residential units.

The board agreed that the planning gain, amounting to over €220,000, will be used in the locality of Sliema to fund urban improvement projects.