Life Sciences Business Park

Client: Malta Enterprise
Project Value: €27 million
Location: San Gwann Industrial Estate, Malta

This €27 million project comprised the construction of a new life sciences and chemical research facilities in a new business park to be developed in two phases within the environs of the San Gwann Industrial Estate Malta.

Phase 1 development consists of a gross floor plate of 13500sq.m and a further 5000sq.m in underground car parking and also allowance for the future installation of a Cyclotron Facility. Building LS1 is six stories and dedicated to life Science business activities together with building LS3 (2 storeys) Building LS2 dedicated to Chemistry research business activities on 2 storeys. Building LS4 is a stand-alone facility for conference type meeting space, auditoria and other ancillary commercial space relevant to the anticipated business activities on site but will be developed as part of Phase 2. Insight International representatives were first commissioned to lead a project team for the design and development of Phase 1. But on commencement it became immediately apparent that the contracted design and construction budget was very much lower than the scheme determined in the Master Planning exercise. A reconciliation then with this master plan and a revised brief was determined prior to the schemes implementation. So as to minimise project execution delays an enabling works package was implemented.