The Midi project will see the revitalisation of Manoel Island and Tigne Point, two prime brown-field sites on the north-eastern coast of Malta.
The wide reaching scope and scale of the project are impressive. Covering an area of 44 hectares and planned to cost some €600 million, this redevelopment scheme is Malta’s most ambitious property regeneration project by far.
These two former military bases are located in one of the island’s most desirable residential areas, within view of each other across Marsamxetto harbour and a short drive or boat trip from the fortified baroque capital Valletta.
Only 20 minutes from the airport and seconds from the sea, these sites are equidistant from the fashionable urban centre of the Island as well as the heart of cultural and commercial life.
The award winning Tigné Point development is located at the eastern tip of Sliema, a much sought-after commercial and residential hub, whilst the historic Manoel Island nestles within the cove between the Ta’ Xbiex marina and the Gzira to Sliema promenade.
In its entirety, this project comprises residential, commercial, leisure and heritage aspects including luxury apartments, state‐of-the-art offices, retail, sports and leisure facilities, a yacht marina, a casino and a boutique hotel. Leisure elements for the enjoyment of residents and the general public alike include the creation of large open public spaces, sports and leisure facilities, gardens, belvederes, walkways, museums and other cultural attractions.
The project will also see the restoration and reuse of some of the most important historic monuments in the North harbour area in a heritage restoration programme scheduled to cost over €35 million.
Both Tigné Point and Manoel Island have lain fallow and abandoned for decades and the project’s overriding aim is to breathe new life into these derelict sites by creating two new, self-contained contemporary villages. Both underpinned by state-of-the-art infrastructure and each providing a distinct yet holistic mix of homes, businesses, leisure centres and entertainment facilities which pay homage to the history of the area but are inspired by, and form an integral part of, Malta’s nascent regeneration.