CorporateCruise & FerryLandside

Project Development Process

The development of the Valletta Waterfront project was carried out over a number of years. During the first year of activity a lot of design preparations, planning sessions and activities related to the development program were made. Due to the magnitude of the project, these had to be split into a number of phases.

Phase 1 – March 2002 to April 2003

  • Construction of a new block to accommodate third party owners.
  • Relocation of Pinto road between the bastions and the rear of the Pinto stores.
  • Emergency repairs to the quay infrastructure on Pinto 1 and 2.

Phase 2 - October 2002 to April 2004

  • Restoration of the Pinto Stores Facades and the re-building of part of the stores which were destroyed during World War II.
  • The construction of Maritime Trade Centre - MMA Offices.
  • General improvements of the Ferry Terminal facilities.
  • Establishment of VISET Administrative offices.
  • New Police Station.
  • Formation of the Laguna and other excavation works within the development site.

Phase 3 – October 2003 to December 2005

  • Internal structural interventions to Pinto 13-19 and Forni Stores.
  • The construction of the Waterfront promenade and the completion of the laguna.
  • Construction of the Forni retail facilities and passenger facilities.

Phase 4 – Nov 2005 to April / May 2007

  • Restoration of an area to house new check-in for homeport operations.
  • Refurbishment of Pinto 1 and 2 deck and installation of new fenders.
  • Restoration of the Old Power House façade.
  • Construction of a new arrivals hall at the Pinto Terminal (Ferry Terminal).
  • Internal structural interventions to Pinto Vaults 1 to 6.
  • Completion of the marina entrance at the west-end and bridge construction.
  • Building of the Pinto Departures Lounge and facilities.

Photos of the Valletta Waterfront before and after restoration