In 2008, Vassallo Builders was awarded the main subcontract for the construction of the New Embassy Compound in Malta from American contractor AICI. The project, built on 40,000sqm of land, comprised the construction of a main building together with a number of smaller buildings across the site. Later, the company was also awarded another subcontract for a substantial part of the finishing works. Aside from the standard pressures that exist on large-scale projects, the unique challenge on this one came from the high specifications associated with such a high security, American building.