Client: Malta Enterprise
Start / Finish Dates: October 2007 – September 2009
The project involved the development of a site for research and development businesses related to the University of Malta and Mater Dei Hospital. The site covered an area of 3.7 hectares.
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) addressed potential impacts in relation to: waste management; geo-environment; landscape and visual amenity; air quality and climate change; and noise. The potential key impacts arising from the project were identified as:
- air quality impacts due to operational traffic;
- extraction of geo-environmental resources, particularly during the excavation of the underground car park; and
- dust emissions during the demolition, excavation and construction phases.
The Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) established the impact of the project on adjacent key links and Junctions. It included the identification of existing traffic routes, delay and queue lengths, and other traffic issues affecting the adjacent key link and junctions. Trip generation was based on existing surveys, TRICS data from the UK, and trip generation data from the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Trip Generation Rates manual.
Development permission was granted for the project in September 2011.
Keywords: Environmental Impact Assessment, Traffic Impact Assessment, Life Sciences Park