List of tallest buildings in Adelaide

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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 132 metres (433 ft) and was completed in 1988, as of 2012 it is Australia's 112th tallest building. As of 2012 there are numerous projects either underway or planned in Adelaide, if constructed, 20-22 Currie Street would reach 124 metres (407 ft), therefore becoming the city's second tallest building. By 2014, it is expected that there will be thirty-eight buildings in Adelaide over 60m, nine more than featured in the current rankings. The tallest approved building in Adelaide is 64 Currie Street, which will be 103 metres (338 ft), it is planned to become the city's fourth tallest building when completed in 2014. The first of these nine projects to be completed will be City Central 8, which is expected to be 72 metres (236 ft), it is currently under construction and planned for completion in 2012.


Tallest completed buildings

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 all buildings in Adelaide over 60m.

Adelaide's tallest building, Westpac House

Height: R = Roof, P = Pinnacle (top of spire or antenna)

RankName (Street address)Height (m)FloorsBuiltUseAddress
1Westpac House132311988Commercial Office91 King William Street
2Telstra House104241987Commercial Office30 Pirie Street
3Grenfell Centre103114261975Commercial Office25 Grenfell Street
4SA Water House91221991Commercial Office77 Grenfell Street
5InterContinental Hotel87241989HotelNorth Terrace
6ANZ House (City Central 1)8499212007Commercial Office11-29 Waymouth Street
7Wakefield House75201980Governmental Office30 Wakefield Street
8SKM House75211971Commercial Office33-39 King William Street
9Origin House75191968Commercial Office1 King William Street
10Myer Centre75181991Commercial Office/Shopping Centre14-38 Rundle Mall
11QBE House73171988Commercial Office45 Pirie Street
12Stamford Plaza Adelaide73211975Hotel150 North Terrace
1319 Grenfell Street73191979Commercial Office11-19 Grenfell Street
1445 Grenfell Street72201973Commercial Office45 Grenfell Street
15Education Department of South Australia72191976Governmental Office31 Flinders Street
16King William Tower70201973Residential65-73 King William Street
17State Administration Centre70181968Governmental Office190 Victoria Square
18Hilton Adelaide69221982Hotel233 Victoria Square
19Commonwealth Bank Building69171983Commercial Office100 King William Street
20Rendezvous Allegra Hotel6973201971Hotel55 Waymouth Street
21Telstra Waymouth Exchange68201972Telephone Exchange67-79 Waymouth Street
22Reserve Bank of Australia67181966Commercial Office182-188 Victoria Square
23GHD Building66171981Commercial Office211 Victoria Square
24Wyatt House66161990Commercial Office115 Grenfell Street
25Angas Securities House65161986Commercial Office26 Flinders Street
26Optus Centre63161990Commercial Office431-439 King William Street
27Extrastaff House63171978Commercial Office90 King William Street
28Conservatory on Hindmarsh62192009Residential/ Commercial Office41-51 Hindmarsh Square
29Oaks Embassy Apartments60182001Residential96 North Terrace

Tallest buildings under construction, approved or proposed

This is a list of the tallest buildings in Adelaide either under construction, approved or proposed. Source: Adelaide Building Projects, An index of construction and development in Adelaide.

  Currently under construction
Name (Street address)Height (m)FloorsExpected
301-315 King William Street~17045Mixed UseProposed
20-22 Currie Street12431CommercialTectvsOn HoldA$100 million
123 Flinders Street108322014Mixed UseDatong AustraliaPruszinski ArchitectsProposedA$120 million
64 Currie Street103282014HotelMattioli GroupPruszinski ArchitectsApprovedA$107 million
2-20 Flinders Street100272014Mixed UseToga Group of CompaniesDASH ArchitectsApprovedA$79 million
49-57 Pirie Street98222014CommercialCharter Hall Groupfitzpatrick+partnersApprovedA$151 million
115 King William Street86252013CommercialPascot Property DevelopersDASH ArchitectsApprovedA$38 million
199-200 North Terrace~80202015Mixed UseProposedA$300 million
Rundle Place76152013Mixed UseAltemanThe Buchan GroupUnder ConstructionA$150 million
Palladio~75m16-19ResidentialPalladio Property GroupPruszinski ArchitectsProposedA$130 million
58-76 Franklin Street73/6019/162014CommercialKyrenCheesman ArchitectsUnder ConstructionA$73 million
City Central 872182012OfficeCavershamWoods BagotUnder ConstructionA$180 million
42-56 Franklin Street67172013CommercialAmbitio Pty Ltd, Pinako Pty LtdHames Sharley Pty LtdOn HoldA$44 million
186-190 North Terrace66162015CommercialAdelaide Development CompanyStudio LFAProposedA$30 Million
50 Flinders Street~60152014CommercialJackmanParkenEvansProposed
The Precinct5818ResidentialUrban Construct, Multiplex LivingWoodhead InternationalProposed
122 Grenfell Street58172014HotelHines PropertyPruszinski ArchitectsApprovedA$65 million
Aurora on Pirie- Western Tower57152013CommercialUrban ConstructWoodhead InternationalOn HoldA$23.5 Million
176-186 Morphett Street54162012ResidentialChina Australia Development CompanyGreenway ArchitectsApprovedA$35 Million
152-160 Grote Street52162014Mixed UseBrown FalconerProposedA$35 Million
102-120 Wakefield Street51102013CommercialOn HoldA$40 Million
12-14 Rowlands Place51152013ResidentialA. D'Andrea and AssociatesUnder ConstructionA$25 million
43-69 Sturt Street505-14Mixed UseProposedA$140 million
69-71 Light Square50 (approx)14ResidentialHames SharleyProposed

Timeline of tallest buildings

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

YearsBuildingHeightFloor countAddressYears tallest
1988-PresentWestpac House132 m (433 ft)3191 King William Street24
1987-1988Telstra House104 m (341 ft)2430 Pirie Street1
1975-1987Grenfell Centre103 m (338 ft)2625 Grenfell Street12
1971-1975SKM House75 m (246 ft)2133-39 King William Street4
1968-1975AMP Building75 m (246 ft)191 King William Street7
1966-1968Reserve Bank of Australia67 m (220 ft)18182-188 Victoria Square2
1961-1966Schulz Building55 m (180 ft)1417-19 Kintore Avenue5
1934-1961Colonial Mutual Life Building52 m (171 ft)1441-49 King William Street27

See also