Planning Authority gives green light to Malta International Airport SkyParks 2

Last Updated on Friday, 15 March, 2024 at 10:52 am by Andre Camilleri

The Malta International Airport’s proposed SkyParks 2 has ‘got off the ground’ after the Planning Board gave the green light and approved an outline development permit for this project.

The Board agreed in principle to amend the Master Plan for the area by replacing the two approved blocks with three. This will enable the volume to be split up, opening up long-distance views and admitting more natural light into the buildings.

Two of the blocks will include offices, retail and catering outlets while the third block will be a hotel. The project also includes the formation of a public piazza and landscaped areas linking the ground floor levels of the three blocks.

There will also be three underlying floors of basement parking, servicing and plant areas, and ancillary facilities to the hotel. SkyParks 2 will be built over an area of approximately 14,715m² and will replace the existing Petrol Station, the coach wash premises and two ground parking areas. The design, external appearance of the proposed buildings, their internal layout, landscaping and car parking provisions will be discussed and determined when a full development application is submitted.

The Board also gave development permission for the installation of a ground-mounted Photovoltaic Solar Farm (PV Panels) within the ‘safety zone’ of the existing Gasco LPG filling facility in Birzebbuga. The project will also include the planting of 80 trees along the adjacent road.

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