Photo: The Shoreline appoints a trio of globally-acclaimed consultancies to realise the bespoke development
The Shoreline Residence Ltd is focused on ensuring that its €200 million landmark project on the east coast of Malta is based on achieving sustainable solutions to deliver internal and external environments of the future, today. For this purpose, the private consortium has appointed lighting consultant Franck Franjou from France, (franckfranjou.com/), acoustic consultant Hann Tucker Associates Ltd from the UK (hanntucker.co.uk) and LEED consultant Greenwich from Italy (greenwichsrl.it/).
These appointments follow the company’s January 2018 call to invite a main contractor to carry out the design and construction of the project, which attracted the attention of a substantial number of interested engineering and construction firms from leading consultancy, advisory, construction and operations companies operating in Malta and internationally.
Franck Franjou, of the eponymous independent lighting firm, has won a number of accolades for creating bold statements using the power of light and counts as his iconic credits, among others, the lighting work at the new City Gate in Valletta.
Hann Tucker Associates Ltd is one of the world’s leading acoustic consultants and have insulated buildings of all types from retail to education to healthcare, counting everyone from Harrods to Sainsbury’s as their clients.
The Italy-based Greenwich Srl specialises in services for green-building certifications such as LEED and BREEAM. These building codes are often used by property developers around the world to make their developments sustainable. Worldwide, there are more than 140 existing sustainable assessment methods, although LEED (US) and BREEAM (UK) remain the more popular rating systems.
“The Shoreline is certainly not a conventional development. It is designed to be a sustainable, community-focused, environment-friendly and a visual masterpiece of modern Maltese architecture. The combination of a LEED certified development, together with quality attributes such as sound and noise-proofing and other unique features, are resonating across the industry as well as with potential home owners and investors,” said Ryan Otto, Managing Director at The Shoreline Residence.
The Shoreline will be home to approximately 400 luxury apartments complete with shopping mall, recreation centres, and other amenities, making it the largest private construction project in Malta to date.
The mixed-use development is envisaged to bring the excitement of a leisure destination to SmartCity Malta, offering a varied mix of 1, 2, 3-bedroom residences that enjoy spectacular views, landscaped open spaces, and an assortment of community amenities. These apartments enjoy a Special Designated Area Status (SDA), and fully conform to the parameters of the approved 2008 Masterplan for SmartCity Malta.