New Bormla police station snatched by Sadeen

Bormla police station move has been called off after the building was given to Sadeen, a Jordanian company, in order to convert the site into a private educational institute

The premises earmarked for a new police station in Bormla has been handed over to Sadeen
The premises earmarked for a new police station in Bormla has been handed over to Sadeen

The move of the Bormla police station to a new premises in Dock 1 is off after the building was given to the Jordanian company converting the site into a private educational institute. 

MaltaToday understands that the move of the police station was imminent with the premises at the dock’s entrance being fully furnished to function as a police station.   

The police station is currently housed in an old building 100 metres away from Dock 1, just off the Bormla square. 

However, the move will not go ahead after the building was handed over to the Jordanian company who will incorporate the building in the forthcoming American Institute of Malta. 

Asked why the move never materialised, the home affairs ministry said that as previously announced by the government, "the area of Dock no 1 in Bormla is being allocated for the development of the American University of Malta project. Thus, for the time being, the Bormla Police Station will be retained in its present location."

The completion of the project in Bormla – which will see the conversion of the Dock 1 – is expected to take three years. 

The Planning Authority is currently reviewing the application for development permission of the British building, which includes the change of use into an educational institution, the reconstruction of missing original volumes, interior alterations and extensions including the addition of an extra floor. 

So far, only permits for restoration works have been issued. 

Sadeen Education Investment Ltd, the company established in Malta by the Sadeen Group to develop the American University of Malta, is only licensed to carry out the activities of a higher education institution since it does not have enough learning programmes for a university licence.