Grenfell Centre

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Grenfell Centre
Adelaide Grenfell Centre.jpg
Alternative names Oracle House, JLW Building, Black Stump[1]
General information
Architectural style International
Location 25 Grenfell Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Country Australia
Construction started 1973
Completed 1975
Renovated 1979
Height 103 m (338 ft)
Tip 114 m (374 ft)
Top floor 26
Technical details
Floor count 27
Lifts/elevators 8
Design and construction
Architect Cheesman Doley Neighbour & Raffen Hannaford, Pellew & Hodgkison
Architecture firm MPH Architects
Awards and prizes Royal Australian Institute of Architects Commercial Architecture Award of Commendation

Grenfell Centre, also known as The Black Stump,[1] is a high rise office building and is the third tallest building in Adelaide, Australia, with a height of 103 metres (338 feet). It was the tallest building in the city until surpassed by the Telstra House in 1987.[1] It comprises 26 floors and was completed in 1973. In the 1980s, the building's foyer and interior were refurbished. A ten meter antenna was attached in 1980 and upgraded with digital transmitters in 2003, increasing the height a meter further.[2]

In 2007, the building was redeveloped and two frameless glass cubes were constructed at the entrance of the building. This redevelopment earned it the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Commercial Architecture Award of Commendation.[3]

As of May 2016, Oracle uses the building;[4] over the last few years, the company logo has been displayed at the top.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Grenfell Centre, Adelaide". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  2. ^ GmbH, Emporis. "Grenfell Centre, Adelaide | 108719 | EMPORIS". Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Grenfell Centre Upgrade". Australian Institute of Architects. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Contact Oracle AU". Oracle AU. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 

Coordinates: 34°55′29″S 138°36′2″E / 34.92472°S 138.60056°E / -34.92472; 138.60056