Tender issued for block of apartments for social housing in Gozo
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A tender has been isued to build a block of apartments for social housing, which will be accessible to all and environmentally friendly.
Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana said that this ambitious project consists of 8 apartments which will be fully accessible, the building will meet environmental targets under the EcoGozo strategy, by being energy efficient and more sustainable.
She explained that “this block will be complemented by a landscaped area thereby regenerating open spaces, and the reorganisation of existing parking to increase capacity.”
This result in a holistic project to regenerate the whole area, with substantial improvements in the environment around Tac Cawla,” said Dr Caruana.Architect Shawn Micallef, who is in charge of the project, explained that the building will consist of 8 apartments spread over 4 floors.
“Each apartment, which will occupy an area of 111 square metres, will include 3 bedrooms, while each apartment will be accessible for disabled persons including the use of the main lift in the block,” he said.
“We will also ensure that both during construction as well as in the finishing of this block of apartments, we give priority to being as energy efficient as possible,” continued Micallef.
The architect said that the surrounding area will be regenerated and embellished by installing facilities for the enjoyment of residents as well as space for parking.
Photograph: MGOZ/George Scerri