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PA/1892/19 and PA/0055/17 - To demolish the Go-Exchange Building and excavate the site...

(i)  PA/1892/19 – To demolish the Go-Exchange building and excavate site to accommodate an entertainment arena, an extension to the existing car park and back of house facilities approved in PA 6955/17, and to construct a 9 storey (29m) residential block with retail (class 4B) facilities on the lower floors and a swimming pool at roof level. The redesign of the podium to include a 19- storey hotel (Class 3B), as an extension to the approved hotel. To restore and refurbish the underground vaults housing the Hotel Spa. To reorganise the uses in the approved main residential tower to incorporate the addition of a residential floor at level 31, an amenity floor at level 32 and receded roof structure capping the building. The resulting overall height is 121.66m above street level.

Site at, Mercury House Site and Go-Exchange Building, Triq San Gorg, Triq Sant Andrija, Triq Elija Zammit, Triq Gdida fi, Triq Sant'Andrija, San Giljan

(ii) PA/0055/17 - To demolish the Go-Exchange Building and excavate the site as part of the phase 1 works forming part of the Mercury Towers Project.

Site at, Go-Exchange Building, Triq San Gorg, San Giljan, Malta​


From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
Environment & Resources Authority)
​Published: 6 July 2020
Running till: 5 August 2020
​Last Updated: 6 August 2020

1.        Background​

The proposal seeks the demolition of the existing GO Exchange building, the excavation of six basement levels and the construction of a new high-rise building next to the 30-storey Mercury Tower approved on site through PA 6955/17. This tower is
still under construction, however the new proposal also seeks to amend the development as approved by PA 6955/17.

The proposal requires an Update to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) carried out in relation to the proposal assessed through PA 6955/17 as per Schedule I, Category II,

-Section - Projects which have: (ii) a gross floor area of 30,000m² or (iii) a gross floor area of 10,000m² or more for commercial use, including shops, shopping centres, offices or other business; and

-Section - Any change to, or extension of, projects (even if the project is already authorised, executed or in the process of being executed), particularly projects covered by Category I or Category II, where the change or extension itself does not fall under Category I but: (i) meets the thresholds or criteria set out in Category II of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2017 (S.L. 549.46).

2.        Consultation Questions
The Environment and Resources Authority is in receipt of an Update to the EIA Report carried out for PA 6955/17. The general public is invited to submit written comments on the said documentation.​

3.        Documents

Documents may be retrieved from:​
4.        Submission of input

Submissions were sent in through the following channels:

By email:
By post:        EIA Team
                    Environment & Resources Authority
                    Hexagon House,
                    Spencer Hill,
                    ​Marsa, MRS 1441
Submissions were received by 5 August 2020.
We thank you for your input.


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