New concepts show change in St Vincent de Paul development
New photomontages of St Vincent de Paul’s 500-bed development show a change in design from what was previously envisaged.
The images show a height reduction to one smaller building, and a height increase to the larger block.
The application was filed at the beginning of the year and the case is currently awaiting the case officer’s recommendation. The total site area is listed as being 17,000 and 6,000 square metres, and the current main existing use of the site is ‘agricultural’.
The project itself has been at the heart of a scandal. The Times of Malta had reported that a €274 million direct order was made regarding the still-to-be-built, 500-bed extension at St Vincent de Paul, and that Parliamentary Secretary Anthony Agius Decelis had said that the listing as a direct order was a mistake and that it should not have been printed under the direct order column of the Government Gazette. He said it was not a direct order.
The situation, however, has continued to spark controversy. Recently, Family Minister Michael Falzon did not give a copy of the contract to Parliament but agreed to allow the National Audit Office to investigate, reports read.