Sliema, Fort Cambridge, Sliema
Fort Cambridge is a contemporary-style apartment complex on Sliema’s Tigné peninsula in Malta. It is designed by one of Malta’s leading firms of architects to offer all the conveniences of modern life, maximising the use of space without giving up the luxury of roomy comfort. Wide balconies and generous windows overlook wide sea vistas. There is plenty of light and air, and a choice of different orientations because each block of apartments stands independently, surrounded by space. The reflection and flow of light is maximised by the use of thick, reinforced recycled glass to front the balconies and terraces, and for parts of the facade. This also gives the apartment blocks an effective aesthetic look when seen from outside.
The surface finish is hardwearing to withstand the marine environment. Marble and granite finishing is used in some areas. The blocks are stepped to create a series of white planes, and the orientation is to the four directions: north, south, east and west, offering a wide choice of apartments that only a free-standing block can provide. There is no commercial component to the development, which means that the lower levels will be kept free from shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets or offices. This makes Fort Cambridge Malta’s only development of this nature which is purely residential.
Fort Cambridge offers a choice of orientations, which means that you can choose to have an apartment that looks out over the wide open sea, towards the town, or with beautiful old Valletta across the water. A number of green measures have been taken, such as the insulation of all the blocks façade, water cool VRF system, use of second class water and a trickle ventilation system. Because of the prominence of the development, we have paid as much attention to the aesthetics of the exterior as to the comfort and style of the interior. The old fort at the foot of the apartment blocks is being professionally restored, and will be surrounded by landscaped gardens.
Fort Cambridge offers a lavish choice of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses, almost all of them have a view, enjoying wide terraces and balconies, and the uppermost floors give spectacular vistas over the sea and Valletta. These are contemporary spaces to make the most of life in the 21st century. Special emphasis was made on use of open spaces with only 17% of the whole site being occupied by the apartments, the rest will be occupied by restored historical buildings and landscaped areas.
Fort Cambridge gets its name from its location: the old fort that defended the Sliema peninsula from the first years of the 19th century until Malta ceased to be a British colony in 1964. Within the grounds of Fort Cambridge is the Cambridge Battery, a fort built in the shape of a pentagon in the second half of the 19th century. Once it stood surrounded by soldiers’ barracks and by the homes of British army officers, built in the Edwardian style in the early 1900s. Now it is a historical attraction, which is being carefully restored and will be surrounded by gardens open to the public.
The gardens at the foot of the complex are focused around the restored old battery building. The private swimming-pool is a plus-point, and the beaches with clear water are just a minute’s walk away, as are shops, cafes, restaurants and the hum of enjoyable daily life. A fitness centre and indoor pool are also available. There is full security, making Fort Cambridge a very safe environment to live and relax. Living in an urban space in a busy seaside resort puts parking at a premium. Fort Cambridge will have four levels of garaging concealed beneath. This is enough for 900 cars set against around 350 apartments.