The landmark MIDI project describes itself as ‘building a future with respect for the past’. The €450 million, 44-hectare Manoel Island and Tigné Point development is arguably Malta’s most ambitious property regeneration project to-date. The project includes the restoration of some of the most important historical monuments in the North Harbour area including Fort Tigné, Fort Manoel and Lazaretto, among others. The 30-acre peninsula is a fully pedestrianised zone, with all parking, service routes and traffic channelled underground. Tigné Point centres around a 2,500 square metre piazza surrounded by some 420 residential apartments, a state-of-the-art business centre and 17,000 square metres of retail and leisure space including Malta’ largest shopping mall.