Project Overview

Welcome to our community website where you can find details of the 2021 Masterplan for Manoel Island.

The revised Masterplan for the restoration and development of Manoel Island was approved by the Planning Authority in September 2021. This approval follows the consent given by the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) for the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) for the same development on 4th June 2021.

MIDI will now be submitting its plans for a full development permit with the aim of commencing works towards the last quarter of 2022.

The proposed masterplan is composed of a mix of residential, a host of cultural and recreational activities, a hospitality offering, a yacht marina and a shoreline promenade leading to the The Lazzaretto building and the majestic 18th century Fort Manoel. Unique public spaces will be created across the Island connecting the pedestrianised streets to a series of open spaces and piazzas. 

The project has been designed to achieve a balance between the landscape and heritage landmarks on Manoel Island, whilst proposing an economically sustainable development that seeks to establish an attractive destination for both residents and visitors alike.

The masterplan also seeks to combine better accessibility to the heritage landmarks with a diversified commercial and sustainable offer. It is envisaged that this transformation will strengthen the attraction of the island to both visitors and residents. Once the development in the area is complete, the glacis area around Fort Manoel will be transformed into a fully accessible public park measuring 80,000sqm.  Manoel Island will be accessible by car, however parking and most of the circulation will be located below ground, thereby promoting a car free environment.

The works include €40 million in the restoration of historical buildings and a total investment of more than €200 million.