The developers of Townsquare tower in Sliema have announced that the building will be reduced in height. Over the last couple of months the Townsquare building proposal in Sliema has been under scrutiny. People protested this building due to numerous reasons, amongst which were the height and lack of infrastructure.
The developers of this project have reduced the height of this building by 11 storeys, just about one third in size. The first proposal suggested 38 storeys to this tower, however now it will only have 27.
The decision was taken by the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal which pushed these revisions. The new designs have been submitted to the Planning Authority.
The same amount of open space will be retained, making it the largest pedestrian area in Sliema. Other changes have been made to add more greenery and an accessible garden at the back for the public.
The revised tower will be made up of 27 residential levels and a double-height commercial ground-level. The restoration of the historical Villa Drago remains a vital part of this project.
This project was designed by local and international design firms and is a joint venture between the Ganado, Gasan, Soler and Trapani-Galea families.