Carnival Experience replaces Government Garage in Marsa
The Planning Authority yesterday approved the application for the construction of the Carnival Experience in Marsa, that will gather all those works related to carnival, including the building of floats under one roof.
The application was for the excavation and construction of the Malta Carnival Experience, which will include interactive workshops, a parking area, a piazza, substation and a multipurpose structure.
The multi-purpose structure will include a museum, audiovisual centre, a dance rehearsal studio, a cafeteria, a souvenir shop and administration spaces.
All in all, there will be around 18 large warehouses and eight smaller ones, where floats could be built, costumes stored and designed, etc.
The site will replace the Marsa Government Garage, and some buildings on the site which are having asbestos removed. The site area totals 18,500 sqm, and is accessed through Triq Troubridge, Marsa. It is currently used by the Manufacturing and Services Directorate of the Transport Ministry. The site is located within the Albert Town Industrial Zone.
Construction will occur within three phases. The whole project is expected to conclude by June 2019.
The parking spaces on site in use by the Fisheries Department will be kept reserved for that department through the construction and operation phases.
An issue regarding possible archaeological remains came up during the meeting, however the applicant explained that an agreement was made with the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage that investigations on site will take place prior and any such items will be excavated.