List of tallest buildings and structures in Portsmouth

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Gunwharf Quays and a section of the Portsmouth skyline
Portsmouth's two tallest structures viewed from Portsmouth harbour

This list of the tallest buildings and structures in Portsmouth ranks skyscrapers and structures in Portsmouth, England by height. Only structures taller than 150 feet (46 m) are listed below. The city's current tallest structure is the 558-foot-tall Emirates Spinnaker Tower (170 m), which is also the tallest accessible structure in the United Kingdom outside London.

Tallest buildings and structures[edit]

An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings.

Rank Name Use Image Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year Notes
1 Emirates Spinnaker Tower Observation Tower Spinnakertower.jpg 170 558 4 2005 [1]
2 East Side Plaza Portsmouth Residential Portsmouth Number One Tower.JPG 98 331 26 2008 [2]
3 Greetham Street Student Accommodation 73 239 24 2016 [3]
4 Ladywood House Residential Portsmouth Ladywood House.JPG 72 236 24 1971 [4]
5 Admiralty Tower Residential Portsmouth Admiralty Tower 5.JPG 69 223 22 2008 [5]
6 Europa House Office Europa House, Portsmouth.jpg 64 207 18 1969 [6]
7 Catherine House (formerly Zurich House) Office Zurich House portsmouth.JPG 62 200 15 1973 [7]
8= Sarah Robinson House Residential Sarah Robinson House portsmouth.JPG 62 187 21 [8]
8= Millgate House Residential Portsmouth Mill Gate House.JPG 56 187 21 [9]
10= Barkis House Residential 52 171 18 [10]
10= Nickleby House Residential 52 171 18 [11]
12= Barnard Tower Residential University of Portsmouth Barnard Tower.JPG 51 167 13 [12]
12= Edgbaston House Residential Portsmouth Edgbaston House.JPG 51 167 18 [13]
12= Handsworth House Residential 51 167 18 [14]
12= Leamington House Residential Leamington House, Earlsdon Street, Portsmouth - geograph.org.uk - 497565.jpg 51 167 18 [15]
12= Tipton House Residential 51 167 18 [16]
12= Horatia House Residential 51 167 18 [17]

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed[edit]

Approved[edit]

Name Use Image Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Notes
Number One Portsmouth Student Accommodation 102 335 26 [18]

Timeline of tallest buildings and structures[edit]

The history of tall buildings in Portsmouth only really began in the 1960s and 1970s. The 170m Spinnaker Tower has been the tallest structure in the city since 2005.

Year tallest Name Image Height (m) Height (ft)
1693–1969 Portsmouth Cathedral PortsmouthCathedral WestEnd.JPG 37 121
1969–1971 Europa House Europa House, Portsmouth.jpg 63 207
1971–2005 Ladywood House Portsmouth Ladywood House.JPG 72 236
2005– Emirates Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth, Spinnaker Tower.jpg 170 558

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