Polidano Group has started works on The Shoreline Residence’s multi-purpose project at Ricasoli near SmartCity Malta, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta. Malta-based Polidano won a tender for the complete excavation of the site of the residential and retail project.

The Shoreline received the definitive approval of its development application by the Planning Authority (PA) in March. What the developers describe as a “landmark project” on the east coast of Malta should see excavation works winding up by end-October 2019.

The first phase is divided into two parts; the preparatory work for excavations and the direct digging for construction purposes. The earmarked site will be excavated down to five levels to accommodate one double-height retail area, and three levels of garage spaces for over 1,000 cars.

Residential and retail

After the excavation finishes the main contractor will be selected for the construction of The Shoreline — 370 luxury apartments, a two-storey, double-height shopping mall covering 25,500 sqm with underground parking and recreational areas overlooking the Smart City Laguna.

“Our vision is to create a great place to establish roots, raise a family, and appreciate the great views — in one phrase: to enjoy the superb location close to all that matters. When one considers all tangible and intangible aspects of these properties, one realises that The Shoreline is truly offering affordable luxury in a safe, car-free and unpolluted environment,” said Andrew Gatt, Sales and Marketing Manager of The Shoreline Residence Ltd.

The Shoreline appointed En-Sure as environmental site monitors. En-sure carries out such site monitoring in accordance with international standards, using sampling protocols in accordance with approved method statements, the press statement says.

“We recognize the importance of environmental responsibility, which includes on-going environmental monitoring according to a comprehensive suite of parameters that comprise air quality, noise and vibration, among others. The good news is that some 90% of the 230,000 cubic meters of rock to be excavated will be used again as recycled material,” said Ben Muscat, Chairman of The Shoreline Residence Ltd.