Completed Projects

Completed Projects

 

 

The First Years (2001 – 2013)

 

During its first years, until 2013, the FTS completed projects costing in total €113M (an average annual investment of circa €10M).  Between 2001 and 2010 these were funded directly by Government, whereas between 2011 and 2013 these were funded by a revolving bank credit facility in turn serviced by capital votes in the annual National Budgets for the respective years.

 

The major projects completed between 2001 and 2013 included:

 

  • St. Thomas Moore College Primary School, Marsaskala (2001-2005)

​Additional classes, structural refurbishment followed by the construction of a new third floor.

 

  • St. Claire College Girls' Secondary School, Pembroke (2001-2014)

Major structural services and finishing works to convert a former military hospital into a school designed to take 750 students.

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  • ​​​St. Nicholas College Primary School, L-Imġarr (2003-2005)

​​​A new hall and a major refurbishment of both existing buildings and recreational areas.

 

  • St. Benedict College Primary School, L-Imqabba (2003-2007)

​Phased project covering additional class rooms, new hall and extension of recreational facilities.

 

  • St. Ignatius College Primary School, Ħal Luqa (2004)

​Doubling of the school size by the construction of a second floor and a comprehensive upgrading of both the existing buildings and recreational areas.

 

  • St. Benedict College Boys’ Secondary School, Ħal Kirkop (2005-2008)

An entirely new three storey complex of 11,000.

 

  • St. Thomas More College Adelaide Ċini Girls’ Secondary School, Il-Ħamrun (2005-2006)

Comprehensive structural services and finishing of all academic and recreational facilities.

 

  • St. George Preca College Boys' Secondary School, Il-Ħamrun (2003-2004)

Complete refurbishment of existing buildings and recreational areas.

 

    • ​St. Ignatius College Primary School, Is-Siġġiewi (2006)

 Complete refurbishment of old school and construction of an additional floor over the entire school.

 

  • St. Benedict College Primary School, Ħal Safi (2006-2008)

New hall and library and upgrading of all areas.

 

  • Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, In-Naxxar (2006)

New lecture block of 3,600 indoor area and 1,800 outdoor spaces.

 

  • St. Ignatius College Boys’ Secondary School, Ħal Qormi (Tal-Ħandaq) (2007-2012)

Completely new 8,000 building on four floors with 12,000 of recreational areas.

 

  • Sports Complex, Ħal Kirkop (2008)

Completely new 2,400 sports facilities built on two floors and an open plan structure hall.

 

  • St. Margaret College Boys’ Secondary School, Bormla (Verdala Barracks) (2008)

​Complete reconstruction of the former Ġużeppi Despott Junior Lyceum. 

 

  • Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School, Victoria (2008-2009)

Major new four storey school for 1,000 students.

 

  • Maria Reġina College Boys’ Secondary School, Il-Mosta (Ta’ Żokrija) (2008)

Major new school on 14,000, including sports facilities.

 

  • St. Claire College Primary School, Pembroke (2009)

New 3,500 two storey building, 5,500 recreational facility and a childcare centre.

 

  • St. Ignatius College Girls’ Secondary School, Ħal Qormi (Tal-Ħandaq) (2010-2012)

Major new school on 20,000 for 1,000 students.

 

  • Halls within the Primary Schools of L-Imqabba, Ħal Kirkop and Marsaxlokk.

These projects included the construction of new school halls which may also be used by the community at large.

 

  • MCAST Campus, Paola (2011-2013)

Government had engaged FTS as the design and project manager of the MCAST project which was planned to be constructed and finished in various phases. The first phase consisted of three new buildings: Institute of Applied Science, Institute of Business and Commerce, and students’ facilities building.  Also included in this project was an underlying car park for 575 cars covering an area of 20,000. The cost of this project was €11 million.

 

  • Childcare Centres (2013)
​​FTS was involved in the refurbishment of State-owned and managed childcare centres in Siġġiewi, Ħal Qormi, St. Venera, Marsa, Ħal Għargħur, Ħal Luqa, Paola, Bormla and Naxxar.

 

 

New Government New Direction (2013-2016)

 

With the change in Government in 2013, the new Administration introduced two major new principles in education in Malta and Gozo:

 

1 .Co-education in all secondary schools

 

This means secondary schools that cater for all sexes on an all inclusive basis.

 

2 .The establishment of ‘Middle Schools’ within the secondary education level

 

Schools that cater for the first two years of secondary education.

 

 

These new policies required a number of changes within the existing educational buildings as well as new design direction when designing new schools. The introduction of Middle Schools necessitated smaller educational buildings accommodating preferably not more than 550 students. It gave rise to significant alterations, refurbishments and extensions and, in some cases the construction of additional blocks within existing school complexes. The direction to limit all primary and secondary schools to approximately 550 students also required the construction of new schools within both the primary and secondary sectors. 

 

As a result of this new policy direction the following projects were undertaken during these the three years 2013-2016:

 

  • St. Margaret College Middle School, Bormla (2014)

Significant additions, alterations and construction a new building block to create a new Middle School for 500 students. The project also involved the creation of new sports facilities at a total cost of €1.7 million.

 

 

  • St. Theresa College Middle School, Birkirkara (Ta’ Paris) (2014)

Significant extension and alterations to create a new Middle School for 550 students at St. Theresa College. The project also involved the construction of new sports facilities. The cost of this project was €1.4 million.

 

  • National Sports School, Pembroke (2014-2015)

A completely new ‘bespoke’ school specialising in sports education utilising an innovative design layout comprising two very large multi-purpose halls, an indoor squash court, an a short-distance athletic track. The school also includes spaces for mainstream academic facilities, such as classrooms, computer labs, science labs and an assembly hall. More than €3 million were invested in this project. 

 

  • St. Nicholas College Middle School, Ir-Rabat, Malta (2014-2015)

Major refurbishment and construction of a new building block to create a new Middle School for 500 students. The project also involved the construction of new sports facilities. The cost of this project was €2.5 million.

 

  • Maria Reġina College Middle School, In-Naxxar (2014-2015)

Construction of a new block with lecture rooms, computer labs and science labs to create a new Middle School. This project also included the development of new sports facilities.  The cost of this project was €2 million.  

 

  • St. Claire College Primary School, San Ġwann (2014-2015) 

Construction of a new kindergarten block adjacent to the Primary School with an investment of €1.1 million.​

 

  • Sir M. A. Refalo Sixth Form, Victoria, Gozo (2015-2016) 

The construction of an entirely new lecture block, adjacent to the present school, consisting of 7 lecture rooms, 2 Biology labs, 2 Physics labs, 1 Chemistry lab, 4 ICT labs and a hall at a total cost of €1.6 million.

 

  • St. Benedict College Middle School, Ħal Kirkop (2015-2016)

The project included the construction of a new school on 3 floors for 500 students. The total roofed area is 10,500m².  The project includes classrooms, laboratories for various science subjects and ICT, a library, teachers’ facilities, a large hall, a museum overlooking archaeological finds and 2 outdoor sports grounds. FTS also built a ring road around the school. The cost of this project was €8 million.

           

  • St. Nicholas College Senior School, Ħad-Dingli (2015-2016)

Construction of a new school on 3 floors for 500 students.  The total roofed area of this complex is 10,900m². The project includes classrooms, laboratories for various science subjects and ICT, a library, teachers’ facilities, a large hall with panoramic views of Had-Dingli, a large multi-purpose sports ground and an underground car park for 80 cars. FTS was also responsible for the widening and re-construction of the surrounding external roads. The cost of this   project was €8 million.

 

  • St. Ignatius College Primary School, Ħaż-Żebbuġ (2016)

The former Boys' Secondary School at Ħaż-Żebbuġ, which closed its doors a few years ago and remained unused, was extensively refurbished and converted into a modern state of the art Primary School at a cost of €800,000. The school has new classrooms, new specialised rooms, a clinic, a new hall, a new indoor gymnasium, new restroom, an upgraded playground with rubber flooring, new kindergarten classes, interactive white boards and new IT equipment. The school was made fully accessible for persons with disabilities by the installation of lifts and ramps.  This school has been connected to the primary school at the same location, which has now been converted into a childcare centre, by means of an underground tunnel.

 

  •  ​​​Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Resource Centre, Il-Wardija (2016)

The project involved the construction of an additional floor on the existing one, as well as the construction of an entire new lecture block.  The school which up to June 2016 catered for approximately 40 students, aged 16 to 22, with special needs intellectual disabilities such as autism, is now catering for more than double the amount of students. The school has modern equipped classrooms, new computer labs, a Home Economics lab, a Science lab, a Design and Technology lab, a crafts workshop, a drama / dance studio, and a canteen.  Since most students at this school are capable of doing office work in the future, we have created a learning space for office skills training.  The school also has a small 'flat' to simulate a living environment. This will help teachers and coaches to teach the students about independent living. The school is spread on 3 floors, with an area of 2950m. The cost of this project was €2.14 million.

 

  • Gozo College Primary School, Ix-Xewkija (2016)

The project consisted of extensive refurbishment of classrooms, administration offices and the hall on ground floor level and the creation of extra-curricular and supporting classrooms on first floor level; the latter hasn't been used in recent years. The project also included the installation of a new lift. The cost of this project was €520,000.

 

  • Childcare Centre, Birkirkara (2016)

A new Childcare Centre has been created within the building of the Birkirkara Primary School. This project involved the relocation of the Childcare Centre which was situated at 'Gnien l-Istazzjon’ to the school, which is more central and provides a more suitable educational environment. The new Centre has a dedicated outdoor play area and is fully accessible for persons with disability. The cost of this project was €150,000.

 

  • Childcare Centre, Ħaż-Żebbuġ

The ground floor level of the former Primary School at Ħaż-Żebbuġ has been extensively refurbished and converted into a childcare centre. This project was made possible following the move of the Primary School to a new building adjacent to the old school. The childcare centre is connected internally to the Primary School via an underground tunnel. The new Centre has a dedicated outdoor play area and is fully accessible for persons with disability. The cost of this project was €200,000.

 

  • St. Margaret College Learning Support Centre, Bormla (2016)

This project involved extensive restoration on parts of the St. Margaret bastions in Bormla, and their development into a proper learning environment. The Learning Support Centre, which is actually situated inside the fortifications structure, will cater for approximately 10 girls, aged 11-16, with a difficult background and a history of social problems. The cost of this project was €65,000.

 

  • Football Ground, St. Venera (2016)

This long drawn out project involved the construction of a football pitch and a spectators’ stand on the grounds of the former Maria Assunta School.  The football pitch was surfaced with synthetic turf certified for football by FIFA and for rugby by the IRB.  The pitch is enclosed by a wire fence. Floodlights have also been installed. Beneath the spectators’ stand a number of changing rooms and sanitary facilities have been created.  The cost of this project was €2 million.

 

  • Maria Reġina College Primary School, Ħal Għargħur (2017)

Construction of a new floor on the existing school.  The project resulted in eight additional classrooms and toilet facilities.  It included the installation of a new lift, rendering the school fully accessible to persons with disability.  The Planning Authority has listed this building as a scheduled building as it is located in the village core. As a consequence of this, the existing architectural features of the old school were preserved and all additions were made in the same architecture style. The cost of this project was €800,000.

 

  • St. Ignatius College Learning Support Centre, Ħaż-Żebbuġ (2017)

​This project involved the extensive refurbishment of the first floor of the former Primary School at Ħaż-Żebbuġ, which has since moved into another building. This section of the old Primary School has been converted into a Learning Support Centre which caters for approximately 10 students, aged 6-11, with a difficult background and a history of social problems. The cost of this project was €360,000.