For the first time in its 30-year history, CareMalta Group will now be present in sister Island Gozo through two projects – the new facility on the site of the former Ku Club in Victoria and Dar San Ġuzepp in Għajnsielem.
The property in Victoria was acquired by the group in 2021 following the signing of a 65-year lease agreement with La Stella Philarmonic Society. This property in Victoria will be developed into a 40-bed facility used for social care purposes.
CareMalta Group will also be responsible for doing all furnishing and fittings to complete and operate Dar San Gużepp in Għajnsielem after it was successful in a public tender issued by the Ministry for Gozo. This home will serve as a 119-bed home for older persons.
Both projects, when completed, will bring care to the heart of Gozo offering a high-quality care service.
The architect behind all CareMalta group homes is Architect Ruben Vassallo, a shareholder of Vassallo Group and CEO of Vassallo Group Realty. In a comment to CareNet Architect Vassallo, said that “Designing a building which will ultimately be used for a social purpose is more than just a job to him. “I consider it as my mission to create a space that will ultimately make a difference and give dignity to human beings whose physical ability, disability, or condition imposes additional challenges. The soul of any building is transmitted through its roots, and I am honoured and glad that I have this opportunity through CareMalta Group to combine the old with the new. In our choice of buildings, we search for location, history, and significance. Through the maximum use of light, we manage to help shine our person-centered care even through our architecture. Giving a new lease of life to property which in the past may have served other purposes but which now will help make a difference in the quality of care to so many people give me the greatest satisfaction as a conscientious architect. It’s all about the quality of life.”