The Malta Independent 22 February 2020, Saturday

MIDI unveils plans for 16-storey tower as final phase of Tigne Point development

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 13:01 Last update: about 7 months ago

The MIDI consortium has announced plans for a new 16-storey tower at Tigne Point which, it says, is the final phase of the project.

The applicants said the application for the mixed-use and residential tower have been submitted to the Planning Authority and will be decided by the end of the year. The application, however, is not yet publicly available on the PA website.

The design for the new tower was unveiled by London architectural firm LOM, which was appointed by MIDI after an international competition.

This mixed-use scheme for developer MIDI Plc comprises a 16-storey residential tower and new retail, food and beverage units. The buildings will be set within the newly landscaped Garden Battery, which incorporates part of a historic limestone battery that leads to Fort Tigné, the description reads.

LOM said it has designed the 13,200sqm residential tower to “maximise views out towards the island’s capital, Valletta and to the Mediterranean Sea.”

The building will have a stepped profile to accommodate large penthouse terraces. The development will include four levels of basement car parking for residents.

The firm said the new retail building “integrates with the surrounding landscape.”

It added that the Garden Battery landscape at the centre of the development will feature nature plants, lush green spaces and stone terraces.

“The fortifications have recently undergone conservation. To highlight the site’s history, new public information boards will be provided along the battery path that leads to Fort Tigné.”

LOM has also designed a new pedestrian bridge that will link a nearby shopping mall to the seafront promenade.

MIDI CEO Mark Portelli said: “LOM has designed a striking and high quality scheme that responds to its historic, seafront location. This is the final phase of the Tigné Point development, transforming the former brownfield site with new homes, commercial space and public amenities.”

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