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

PA 1892/19 - To demolish the Go-Exchange building and excavate same site. To construct a 23 storey multi-purpose block housing 92 residential apartments, a hotel (Class 3B), swimming pool and amenities, retail (Class 4B), office (Class 4A) spaces and public open spaces. To restore and refurbish the underground vaults housing a Spa and extend the approved underground car park. To reorganise uses approved in PA 6955/17 to incorporate the addition of a residential floor at level 31, an amenity floor at level 32, a bar and swimming pools at roof level; resulting in an increase in the approved height of 8.11m to reach an overall height of 121.06m above street level, the re-organisation of approved uses and lowering the height of the podium to 4 storeys.

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.

Location: 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

From: Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Environment & Resources Authority)
​Published: 5 September 2019
Running till: 5 October 2019
​Last Updated: ​7 October 2019
1.        Background

The proposa
l 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. The development application is also proposing amendments to the tower as approved through PA 6955/17 by:
  • the addition of three floors over and above the height of the 30-storey tower to accommodate more serviced apartments; 
  • the removal of the hotel and replacement of the area with serviced apartments; and 
  • the removal of the above ground retail component which originally formed part of the Mercury tower

The proposed development falls under Schedule I Category II as per Section  and Section of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2017 (S.L. 549.46).  The EIA will assess the project holistically including PA 0055/17, which relates to the demolition and excavation phases of the project.

2.        Consultation Questions

The Environment and Resources Authority is formulating terms of reference for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment Update of the development mentioned above. The general public is invited to submit written comments on matters it wishes to see included in the terms of reference.

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 October 2019.                         
We thank you for your input.

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·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.


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