Malta International Airport (MIA) is inviting prospective bidders to submit an initial design concept for SkyParks 2 by 13th February 2019.
The mixed-purpose building will house office and commercial space, and introduce a business hotel with at least a four-star rating close to the terminal, allowing business travellers to maximise their time in Malta.
A separate invitation for tenders issued at a later stage will form part of the selection process of an operator for this hotel.
The development of SkyParks 2 has an earmarked investment of circa €40 million. A call for offers for the provision of architectural and engineering services for this building has already been issued.
SkyParks 2’s initial design concept is required to include conceptual elements geared at achieving energy efficiency and rendering the building eligible for BREEAM assessment and subsequent certification.
“Having reached full occupancy shortly after its inauguration, SkyParks Business Centre highlighted a need for office space and leisure options in the southern area of the island, which will continue to be addressed with the development of SkyParks 2,” a statement from MIA said.
“Works on SkyParks II are expected to be set into motion once Malta International Airport re-assesses the feasibility of this project following the ideation stage and finalises its ongoing multi-storey car park project, which is slated for completion in 2020.”
MIA’s master plan was approved by the local Planning Authority in 2018. It also provides for an extension of the existing terminal building, which will allow MIA to cater for future growth in passenger numbers.