List of tallest buildings in Adelaide

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Adelaide's tallest building, Westpac House

This list of tallest buildings in Adelaide ranks the tallest buildings in Adelaide, South Australia by height. The tallest building in Adelaide is currently the 31–story Westpac House, which rises 131 metres (430 ft) and was completed in 1988, as of October 2013 it is Australia's 115th tallest building. There are numerous projects either underway or planned in Adelaide, if constructed, 123 Flinders Street would reach 135 metres (443 ft), therefore becoming the city's tallest building. The tallest approved building in Adelaide is 104-108 Currie Street, which will be 110 metres (361 ft), it is planned to become the city's second tallest building upon completion.

Tallest completed buildings[edit]

This is a list of the tallest completed buildings in Adelaide. Heights are measured to the structural height, which includes architectural elements, but not communications spires or antennas. The buildings included are the 40 tallest in Adelaide.

Adelaide skyline as seen from the Adelaide Oval
Conservatory on Hindmarsh on the corner of Grenfell Street and Hindmarsh Square

Heights are listed to the roof of the building only.

Rank Name (Street address) Height (m) Floors Built Use Address
1 Westpac House 132 31 1988 Commercial Office 91 King William Street
2 Telstra House 104 24 1987 Commercial Office 30 Pirie Street
3 Grenfell Centre 103 26 1975 Commercial Office 25 Grenfell Street
4 SA Water House 91 22 1991 Commercial Office 77 Grenfell Street
5 InterContinental Hotel 87 24 1989 Hotel 120 North Terrace
6 ANZ House (City Central 1) 84 21 2007 Commercial Office 11-29 Waymouth Street
7 Rundle Place 76 15 2013 Commercial Office/Shopping Centre 79-91 Rundle Mall
8 Wakefield House 75 20 1980 Governmental Office 30 Wakefield Street
9 SKM House 75 21 1971 Commercial Office 33-39 King William Street
10 Origin House 75 19 1968 Commercial Office 1 King William Street
11 Myer Centre 75 18 1991 Commercial Office/Shopping Centre 14-38 Rundle Mall
12 QBE House 73 17 1988 Commercial Office 45 Pirie Street
13 Stamford Plaza Adelaide 73 21 1975 Hotel 150 North Terrace
14 13 Grenfell Street 73 19 1979 Commercial Office 11-19 Grenfell Street
15 City Central Tower 8 72 20 2012 Commercial Office 12-26 Franklin Street
16 45 Grenfell Street 72 20 1973 Commercial Office 45 Grenfell Street
17 Education Department of South Australia 72 19 1976 Governmental Office 31 Flinders Street
18 King William Tower 70 20 1973 Residential 65-73 King William Street
19 58 Franklin Street 70 17 2013 Commercial Office 58 Franklin Street
20 State Administration Centre 70 18 1968 Governmental Office 190 Victoria Square
21 Hilton Adelaide 69 22 1982 Hotel 233 Victoria Square
22 Commonwealth Bank Building 69 17 1983 Commercial Office 100 King William Street
23 Rendezvous Allegra Hotel 69 20 1971 Hotel 55 Waymouth Street
24 Telstra Waymouth Exchange 68 20 1972 Telephone Exchange 67-79 Waymouth Street
25 Reserve Bank of Australia 67 18 1966 Commercial Office 182-188 Victoria Square
26 GHD Building 66 17 1981 Commercial Office 211 Victoria Square
27 Wyatt House 66 16 1990 Commercial Office 115 Grenfell Street
28 Angas Securities House 65 16 1986 Commercial Office 26 Flinders Street
29 Optus Centre 63 16 1990 Commercial Office 431-439 King William Street
30 Extrastaff House 63 17 1978 Commercial Office 90 King William Street
31 Conservatory on Hindmarsh 62 19 2009 Residential/Commercial Office 41-51 Hindmarsh Square
32 Oaks Embassy Apartments 60 18 2001 Residential 96 North Terrace
33 Quest on Franklin 60 15 2013 Commercial Office 72 Franklin Street
34 Urbanest South Tower 59 20 2010 Residential 12 Bank Street
35 Ibis Hotel 59 17 2014 Hotel 122 Grenfell Street
36 Altitude 58 18 2010 Residential 72 Franklin Street
37 Statewide House 57 14 1984 Commercial Office 99 Gawler Place
38 Commonwealth Law Courts 57 11 2005 Governmental Office 1-15 Angas Street
39 Oaks Horizon Apartments 56 18 2003 Residential 104 North Terrace
40 Faculty of the Professions 56 14 1979 Commercial Office 10-18 Pulteney Street

NB - If the pinnacle (top of spire or antenna) height were to be included Grenfell Centre would be 114m, ANZ House would be 99m and the Rendezvous Allegra Hotel would be 73m.

Tallest buildings under construction[edit]

This is a list of the tallest buildings in Adelaide currently under construction. Source: Sensational-Adelaide

Building Height (m) Floors Expected
completion
Use Architect(s) Cost
Vue on King William 89 28 2016 Residential Asian Pacific Group A$100 Million
115 King William Street 87 25 2016 Office Dash Architects A$17 Million
50 Flinders Street 63 15 2015 Office JPE A$140 Million
University of Adelaide Integrated Clinical School 62 13 2016 University Lyons Architects A$120 Million
Vision on Morphett 59 18 2015 Residential Cheesman Architects A$35 Million
Central Adelaide Apartments 58 19 2016 Residential Brown Falconer A$35 Million

Tallest buildings approved or proposed[edit]

This is a list of the tallest buildings in Adelaide currently approved or proposed. Source: Sensational-Adelaide

  Building is approved for construction
Name (Street address) Height (m) Floors Expected
completion
Use Architect(s)
123 Flinders 135 39 Mixed Use Pruszinski Architects
114 Waymouth Street 128 34 2016 Mixed Use JPE
104-108 Currie Street 110 32 Mixed Use Pruszinski Architects
64 Currie Street 103 28 Hotel Pruszinski Architects
2-20 Flinders Street 100 27 Mixed Use DASH Architects
51 Pirie Street 98 22 Office Fitzpatrick & Partners
Renaissance Arcade 94 30 Residential Elenberg Fraser
27-31 Angas Street 83 23 Residential Western Core Projects
199-200 North Terrace ~80 20 2015 Mixed Use
203 North Terrace 73 19 2016 Mixed Use Woodhead International
Palladio 72 21 Residential Pruszinski Architects
UniSA - Centre for Cancer Biology 72 14 University
Gawler Chambers 70 16 2015 Office Studio LFA
Palladium on Light 70 18 2015 Residential Hames Sharley
Topham Apartments 60 16 Mixed Use JPE
152-160 Grote Street 52 17 2015 Mixed Use Brown Falconer
Light House 50 14 2017 Residential Woods Bagot

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

The following table is a timeline of the tallest buildings in Adelaide.

  • Note: At least 50 metres
Years Building Height Floor count Address Years tallest
1988 – Present Westpac House 132 m (433 ft) 31 91 King William Street 27
1987-1988 Telstra House 104 m (341 ft) 24 30 Pirie Street 1
1975-1987 Grenfell Centre 103 m (338 ft) 26 25 Grenfell Street 12
1971-1975 SKM House 75 m (246 ft) 21 33-39 King William Street 4
1968-1975 AMP Building 75 m (246 ft) 19 1 King William Street 7
1966-1968 Reserve Bank of Australia 67 m (220 ft) 18 182-188 Victoria Square 2
1961-1966 Schulz Building 55 m (180 ft) 14 17-19 Kintore Avenue 5
1934-1961 Colonial Mutual Life Building 52 m (171 ft) 14 41-49 King William Street 27

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