SmartCity Malta, Kalkara

#121 of 147 in Outdoors in Island of Malta
SmartCity is a technology park under development in Kalkara, Malta. The plan is to transform the Ricasoli Industrial Estate into an information technology and media city on the models of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City. The project was unveiled on 10 September 2007 by then Prime Minister of Malta, Lawrence Gonzi. The project will cost at least €275 million. The whole development, which covers an area of 360,000 square metres, is to be fully completed in 2021, although the first offices opened in 2010.
On 23 April 2008 it was announced that the decision by SmartCity Malta to allocate more space for its business park meant that this park would employ more than 8,500 people, when the agreed figure for employment there had been 3,000. Smart City Malta, would have the space to employ 11,000, making it one of the biggest economic concentrations in Malta.
SmartCity Malta formally submitted its outline planning application for the development at Ricasoli to the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (Mepa) on 29 April 2008. The submission includes a full Environmental Impact Assessment and Traffic Impact Assessment. SmartCity Malta has applied for up to 158,500 square metres of business space, which represents an increase of 54 per cent over the business space which Smart City Malta is contractually bound to develop. On the other hand, the gross floor area of the residential component has been reduced by 30 per cent, down to 60,000 square metres. In terms of the Outline Planning Application, the residential component makes up 19 per cent of the total gross floor area of the project.
Add SmartCity Malta to your Kalkara travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kalkara online trip planner.
Create an itinerary including SmartCity Malta
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
SmartCity Malta Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
83 reviews
  • We went twice and had some lovley meals. The dancing light fountain was very good and displayed every 30 minutes. Very peaceful indeed. We did go in the day to book the restaurant and there was some.....  more »
  • Seems no one knows about this place . Its a media centre with restaurants and a huge infinity type pool with dancing waters every night from 7pm. A very pleasant experience sitting in the...  more »
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Kalkara

Duration:2 h

Side trips from Kalkara

Duration:1 h 30 min
Duration:2 h
Duration:1 h 30 min
Duration:30 min