The project is a joint venture between the college and the Vassallo Group, through its subsidiary Learning Works Limited – a company providing education and training.
Learning Works will develop and operate the new private college which will be named the Mediterranean College of Sport (MCS). It will provide various sports facilities, including a new football ground, swimming pool, various gymnasia, and a new sports science centre, all of which will be served by underground parking.
As part of this agreement, students attending St Aloysius College and the Mediterranean College of Sport will benefit from the use of the latest state-of-the-art facilities. After school hours, the complex will also be open to sport organisations and the public.
The plan also provides for extensive renovation and upgrading of existing facilities in the current sports complex of St Aloysius College, including a sports pavilion with a large indoor hall for handball, basketball and other sports, a gymnasium and a cafeteria.
Fr Jimmy Bartolo SJ, the College’s rector, said the agreement will not only be seeing to the required maintenance and works related to existing facilities built around 25 years ago, but it would also create a much larger and overall more prestigious sports complex.