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.Outline planningOn 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.For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kalkara holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the SmartCity Malta and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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I have visited SMARTCITY on two occasions, sadly both times the water fountain was empty & having cleaning & maintenance carried out. The first time (2016) wasn't an outstanding visit as many things a... more »
Roger / Dolores D
Views great. Fresh air a plenty. Good day out and good food made my day. Good family location. Spectacular views of the sea and water display. more »
A nice building that is still under construction and is home to a university, companies and a few restaurants. more »
È tutto così ordinato e calmo! La fontana stupenda! It's all perfect, tidy and calm! The fountain.is amazing, wonderful!
Beautiful water fountain in Malta.Must visit place.Easy access by public bus from Valletta.
Stephen Serracino Inglott
Has potential to become a commercial hub. Needs more development
Love the ambiance of the place and the view of the dancing fountain was so relaxing :)
Lovely place loved seeing the fountains with all the lights and moving with music ...could do with a kids play area
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