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. Height restrictions–enforced since the 1990s–have limited the amount of skyscrapers constructed in the city although they have been eased in recent times.[1]

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 21 tallest in Adelaide.

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

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 Australis House 91 22 1991 Commercial Office 77 Grenfell Street
5 InterContinental Hotel 91 24 1989 Hotel 120 North Terrace
6 Vue on King William 89 28 2016 Residential 413 King William Street
7 ANZ House (City Central 1) 84 21 2007 Commercial Office 11-29 Waymouth Street
8 Rundle Place 76 15 2013 Commercial Office/Shopping Centre 79-91 Rundle Mall
9 SKM House 75 21 1971 Commercial Office 33-39 King William Street
10 Wakefield House 75 20 1980 Governmental Office 30 Wakefield Street
11 Origin House 75 19 1968 Commercial Office 1 King William Street
12 Myer Centre 75 18 1991 Commercial Office/Shopping Centre 14-38 Rundle Mall
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 QBE House 73 17 1988 Commercial Office 45 Pirie Street
16 45 Grenfell Street 72 20 1973 Commercial Office 45 Grenfell Street
17 City Central Tower 8 72 20 2012 Commercial Office 12-26 Franklin Street
18 Education Department of South Australia 72 19 1976 Governmental Office 31 Flinders Street
19 Adelaide Tower Apartments 70 20 1973 Residential 65-73 King William Street
20 State Administration Centre 70 18 1968 Governmental Office 190 Victoria Square
21 58 Franklin Street 70 17 2013 Commercial Office 58 Franklin Street

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

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
115 King William Street 93 26 2016 Office Dash Architects A$17 Million
U2 on Waymouth 73 24 2016 Residential JPE A$116 Million
Bohem Apartments 73 23 2018 Residential Starfish Developments A$110 Million
University of South Australia - Centre for Cancer Biology 72 14 2017 University A$220 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 Street 135 39 Mixed Use Pruszinski Architects
Park Hotel on Pirie Street 115 30 2018 Mixed Use
104-108 Currie Street 110 32 2018 Mixed Use Pruszinski Architects
27-31 Angas Street 103 30 Residential Western Core Projects
2-20 Flinders Street 100 27 Mixed Use DASH Architects
Renaissance Arcade 94 30 Residential Elenberg Fraser
126 Wakefield Street 84 27 2016 Mixed Use Loucas Zahos
177-179 Victoria Square 82 21 2018 Office Hassell and Fitzpatrick & Partners
182-184 North Terrace 83 21 Mixed Use
Flinders Place Tower 2 78 25 Residential Loucas Zahos
157-159 Waymouth Street 76 23 Mixed Use
203 North Terrace 73 19 2016 Mixed Use Woodhead International
Palladio on Angas Street 72 21 Residential Pruszinski Architects
Gawler Chambers 70 16 Office Studio LFA
Palladium on Light Square 70 18 Residential Hames Sharley

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 28
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
1960–1966 Air Apartments 55 m (180 ft) 14 220 Greenhill Road 6
1934–1960 Colonial Mutual Life Building 52 m (171 ft) 14 41-49 King William Street 26

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wills, Daniel (3 February 2012). "Taller buildings will revitalise the city centre, says John Rau". The Advertiser. Retrieved 23 February 2016.