List of tallest buildings and structures in Cardiff

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Meridian Gate (left) and Altolusso (right)

This is a list of the tallest buildings in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Cardiff's skyline includes buildings ranging from the ornate civic centre to the historic Cardiff Castle, whose clock tower is the oldest building on this list.

The city's growth is reflected in its growing skyline.[1] As is the case with many British cities, some of Cardiff's skyline comprises 1960s and 1970s residential and commercial tower blocks. However, current development trends for high-rise buildings include upmarket apartments and office space.

Cardiff is the largest city in Wales and has the most tall buildings in the country.[2] The city currently has three buildings under construction taller than 100 metres. Currently, the tallest building in Cardiff is Capital Tower at 80 m (262 ft).

Tallest buildings and structures in Cardiff[edit]

This list comprises the tallest current standing buildings and structures.

Rank Name Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year Use Location Source Image Comment
1 Millennium Stadium 90 300 7 1999 Sports stadium Location Source Millennium Stadium North.jpg 90 m is the height of the four structural spires.
2 Capital Tower 80 262 25 1967 Office Location Source Capital Tower, Cardiff.jpg This building is the tallest building in Cardiff to the top of the roof (architectural feature).
3 Stadium House 78 (125m including spire) 255 17 1976/2002 Office Location Source Stadium House Park Street Cardiff.jpg Without the additional 'spire' structure (added 2002), the building height is 78 m (256 feet). This building has the highest point in Cardiff.
4 HM Government Offices 73 239 18 1969 Government / Office Location Source Source Government Buildings Llanishen Cardiff.JPG
5 Altolusso 72 236 23 2005 Residential Location Source Altolusso Jan 2017.jpg
6 Tŷ Pont Haearn 63 207 21 2005 Residential Location Source Liberty Bridge-geograph-3487706-by-Jaggery.jpg
6 Meridian Gate 63 207 21 2009 Hotel Location Source Meridian Gate Cardiff.JPG
8 Tŷ Admiral 61 203 14 2015 Office Tŷ Admiral, Cardiff.JPG
9 Holland House 60.3 197.83 15 1968 (Renovated 2004)[3] Hotel (converted office block) Location [1] Mercure Holland House Cardiff.JPG
10 Llandaff Cathedral 59.40 195 1290 Cathedral Location Source Llandaff Cathedral2.jpg
11 Cardiff City Hall Clock Tower 59 194 1905 Civic building Location Source Cardiff tower.jpg
12 Helmont House 58 190 12 1984 Office / Hotel Location Source Helmont House Cardiff.JPG
12 Brunel House 58 190 16 Office Location Source Brunel House Cardiff.JPG
14 Admiral House 55 180 16 2006 (Renovated) Residential Location Source Admiral House Cardiff.JPG
15 Landmark Place 51 167 17 2004 Residential / Retail Location Source Landmark Place Cardiff.JPG
16 Tower Building 50 164 12 University Location Source Tower Building, Cathays Park (2014).JPG
17 Celestia 158 Residential [ Location] [ Source] Celestia, Cardiff Bay.jpg
18 Southgate House 48 157 13 1978 Office / Retail Location Source Southgate House.JPG
19 Loudoun House 47 154 16 1964 Residential Location Source Loudoun House, Butetown.jpg
19 Nelson House 47 154 16 1964 Residential Location Source Nelson House, Butetown.jpg
21 ISIS 3D 46 151 15 2007 Residential Source ISIS 3D Cardiff.jpg
21 NPI House 46 151 12 University Location Source Old NPI Building, Newport Road, Cardiff.jpg
21 Eastgate House 46 151 14 1969 Office Location Source Eastgate House Cardiff.JPG
24 The Aspect 45 148 15 2003 (Renovated) Residential / Retail Location Source The Aspect Cardiff.JPG
24 Century Wharf: Strata 45 148 15 2009 Residential Location Source Century Wharf, Cardiff.jpg
24 Coleg Glan Hafen, City Road Campus 45 148 11 Education Location Source Coleg Glan Hafen City Road Cardiff.JPG
27 Marriott Hotel 43 141 12 Hotel Location Source Cardiff Marriott.JPG
27 Channel View Flats 42 138 14 Residential Location Source Channel View flats (Grangetown-Cardiff).JPG
29 Cardiff Castle Clock Tower 40 131 7 1873 Monument Location Source Cardiff Castle clock tower.jpg
30 Clayton Hotel, previously known as the Maldron Hotel 37 123 12 2011[4] Hotel Location Source Maldron Hotel, Cardiff (June 2014).JPG Completed May 2011 on site of old Central Hotel.[4]

Tallest future developments[edit]

This list comprises buildings which are either under construction or approved for construction (February 2017).

Rank Name Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year (Proposal) Year (Construction/Completion) Use Status Source
1 Sapphire Tower 132 433 42 2016 2017 Student accommodation Approved Source
2 Bayscape at Cardiff Marina 127 417 30 2005 Not known Hotel / Residential Approved Source
3 Bridge Street/Charles Street site 82 269 26 2015 2017 (construction started) Student accommodation / retail Approved Source[5]
4 Capital Quarter 25 2017 (construction started) Student accommodation Approved Source

Tallest proposed developments[edit]

This list comprises buildings which are not yet approved for construction (April 2010).

Rank Name Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Proposal Date Use Status Source
1 Sports Village Tower 1 114 374 36 2005 Residential Pre planning Source
2 Sports Village Tower 2 85 279 28 2005 Residential Pre planning Source
3 Sports Village Casino and Hotel Tower 1 75 246 21 Hotel Pre planning Source
4 Capital Quarter 67 220 16 2009 Office / Retail Proposed Source
5 Sports Village Tower 3 64 210 21 2005 Residential Pre planning Source
6 Adam Street Development Block 1 54 177 13 2005 Residential Pre planning Source
7 Adam Street Development Block 2 54 177 13 2005 Residential Pre planning Source
8 Sports Village Casino and Hotel Tower 2 54 177 15 Hotel Pre planning Source
9 Adam Street Development Block 3 52 171 11 2005 Residential Pre planning Source
10 Cambrian Marina Tower 1 45 148 15 2007 Residential Pre planning Source
11 Cambrian Marina Tower 2 45 148 15 2007 Office Pre planning Source
12 Residential Tower, Westgate Street 44 144 14 Residential / Retail Pre planning Source

Tallest cancelled developments[edit]

This list comprises buildings which were planned for construction but later cancelled (April 2010).

Rank Name Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Proposal Date Use Source
1 Bay Pointe 122.8 403 33 2008 Residential Source
2 Capitol Apartments 75 246 25 2008 Residential Source

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cardiff – A Capital City". Cardiff University. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Skyscrapernews.com Wales". Skyscrapernews. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Mortimer, Dic (8 October 2014). Cardiff: The Biography. Stroud: Amberley Publishing. p. 164. ISBN 978-1-4456-4251-2. 
  4. ^ a b Kathryn Williams, New hotel opens in Cardiff, South Wales Echo, 26 May 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  5. ^ "15/03097/MJR". Cardiff Council. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 

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