Restaurant proposed instead of old building in Marsaskala

One of Marsaskala’s oldest buildings is being proposed for demolition to erect a restaurant and an overlying apartment with a striking contemporary design

The building is found between Triq Sant Anna opposite an old chapel and the grounds of Villa Apap Bologna and Triq ix-Xatt
The building is found between Triq Sant Anna opposite an old chapel and the grounds of Villa Apap Bologna and Triq ix-Xatt

One of Marsaskala’s oldest buildings is being proposed for demolition and turned in to a restaurant and an overlying apartment with a striking contemporary design.

The building is found between Triq Sant Anna opposite an old chapel and the grounds of Villa Apap Bologna and Triq ix-Xatt, which overlooks the promenade. Although the building is not listed and lies next to modern apartment blocks, it falls within Marsaskala’s urban conservation.

The Marsaskala local council has already submitted an objection and will be meeting to discuss this application on 18 May.

In an objection filed to the PA the council described the buildings as “one of the oldest buildings in Marsaskala probably dating to more than 100 years ago. 

The Marsaskala local council urged the case officer to conduct proper research to “ascertain when such a building was constructed and whether it should be preserved as local heritage”. 

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