MANOEL ISLAND MASTERPLAN

Masterplan


The proposed plans for the restoration and redevelopment of Manoel Island focuses on improved public access and benefits by delivering a cultural, social and economic centre. The works include €50 million in the restoration of historical buildings and MIDI expects that the total investment in Manoel Island, estimated at more than €400 million, will significantly benefit local business, skills and apprenticeships during the construction phase.

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  • The development will deliver more than 80,000 sqm of public park space around Fort Manoel; the Island’s foreshore will be preserved and improved for the general public to enjoy for the long term.
  • Fort Manoel is destined to become a centre for culture and the arts, comprising galleries, museums, shops, restaurants and a Parade Ground for open air events, all with full public access; the Chapel will also be used for community events, weddings and celebrations.
  • The Lazzaretto will be restored as a Five Star Hotel with serviced apartments and the western part of the island will comprise of a series of low rise residential (3 to 4 floors) urban blocks.
  • The development will include an animated retail offering is sensitively designed around the open public spaces and pedestrian streets. There will be no shopping complex.
  • Unique public spaces will be created across the Island at street level connecting the pedestrianised streets to a series of open spaces and piazzas. Vehicle parking and circulation will be located below ground.

 

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Substantial Public Space on Manoel Island

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Safeguarding Public Access

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Careful mix of New Buildings and Heritage Sites

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