Marina Projects Ltd is delighted to confirm its involvement as the marina designer for the Manoel Island project in Malta.
Marina Projects have been involved in the Manoel Island masterplan since 2016 working initially with Foster + Partners on the concept design and more recently being directly appointed by MIDI Plc to develop the masterplan proposals and detail design.
Marina Projects initially produced the concept design and that included assessment of the site constraints and opportunities and a scope of market research. A particular focus was considering the superyacht market and the application of Marina Projects’ database of fleet tracking information. Simon Goodhead Senior Project Manager comments “we track a significant proportion of the world superyacht fleet and are able to provide robust and bankable data on the location, mix of vessels, frequency/duration of visits and seasonality. This data has significantly informed the masterplan proposals and marina positioning and provides a sound basis to support the client’s investment decisions.”
The current phase of masterplan evolution and detailed design will cover all the marina elements and lead to the specification and procurement process working closely with Midi’s wider professional team, including world renowned architects Foster+Partners. A key focus of the scope of work is the integration of the marina and marine related elements into the evolving landside masterplan with important considerations being the integration with the waterfront proposals and recognising the existing heritage that Manoel Island is famous for.
The Manoel Island redevelopment will be one of the largest mixed-use developments in the Mediterranean with an. expected total cost of over 400 million Euros.
Mike Ward, Managing Director of Marina Projects Ltd said “Although we have been working on the Manoel Island project since 2016 it is only now we can reveal the full extent of our involvement on this very exciting and unique project on what is for various reasons a challenging site, but one with huge potential. There is a real opportunity to position Manoel Island Marina as the leading marina destination in Malta for both local boaters and superyachts. We are delighted to have been involved from the outset and it is a pleasure working alongside MIDI Plc to help deliver their vision”