Place Visioning

Trident Park

A new Grade A office district for Malta
Showcasing the Farsons brand and heritage
Spectacular art-deco brewhouse brought back to life

 

Project Background

In 2012, the Farsons Group completed the development of a new state-of-the-art brewhouse at their headquarters in Malta. This released the original brewhouse and stores – a stunning complex of 1950s art deco buildings – for redevelopment.

Our Approach

Initially, we were commissioned to advise on converting the brewhouse into a visitor destination and brand-experience. However, our early assessment of the market pointed to a series of issues that ultimately changed the project direction and brief. Rather than pursuing leisure and tourism markets the development strategy pivoted towards a mixed-use development scheme anchored by Grade A office development and enabled by a new masterplan for its broader industrial hinterland.

The first phase of development is nearing completion with a launch scheduled in late 2021.

Results and Outcomes

Our early feasibility advice changed the direction of the project, lighting on a more sustainable and financially attractive development strategy.

Having identified the opportunity, we managed the procurement of a full service design team on behalf of the client that led to the appointment of internationally acclaimed Ian Ritchie Architects.

In preparing the detailed financial appraisal for the 45,000sqm development, we worked closely with the client’s auditors to stress test model and challenge all of its key assumptions – a process that led, in a fruitful and collaborative way, to further improvements to the development strategy, including a revised approach to quantum, mix, and phasing.

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