Tigne Point and Manoel Island

Client: MIDI plc
Project Value: £225 million
Location: Malta

The project comprised the construction of 430 high quality apartments and an underground retail mall (400,000sq. ft.), served by a new coast road cut in to an underpass to allow a pedestrian only environment above ground, a new piazza, surrounded by three new prestigious office blocks (48,000sq. m.), a 28-floor tower block (proposed as a 5* hotel) and a 2,000 space underground car park. The project also involved the redevelopment of Tigne Fort as a heritage and craft centre and a new health and fitness club, with steam rooms created in ancient vaults in the rock below.

The second phase of the scheme, comprising the Manoel Island project, includes the full restoration of the Star Fort, a World Heritage Site, a new marina village, the construction of a new breakwater to enclose the new marina and a new bridge to the Island. Development Management and Project Management Services were provided.

It should be noted that whilst the Tigne point peninsula has been well developed with most of the development plans implemented, Manoel Island with the exception of the restoration to the star fought and an office conversion (used by MIDI plc) remains untouched. It is understood that the developers are looking to sell part of their interest in the island to Joint investors / developers.

Images provided courtesy of MIDI Malta