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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

36 storey, 104 m residential tower planned in Adelaide

Proposed 36-storey residential tower on Frome St a soaring vision for city’s East End Sam Kelton, The Advertiser July 20, 2016 9:00pm Subscriber only Adelaide’s tallest home Adelaide’s tallest residential building proposed for CBD Adelaide CBD’s second-tallest building plan for Waymouth St THE east-end of the city will reach for the stars under an ambitious proposal for a 36-storey residential tower on Frome St that could become our city’s biggest skyscraper. The hotel and apartment complex, if approved could be the tallest building in Adelaide at an estimated 140m, nudging out Westpac House at 31 storeys and 132m. The Frome St development, which is currently before the Development Assessment Commission features outdoor entertaining areas, an outdoor pool more than 10 floors up and luxury penthouses at the top. Developer Kyren presented its design to Adelaide City Council this week in order to make Tavistock Lane — which runs adjacent to the development on the south side — a public lane. This would become an important but not integral piece to the development which would provide access and a drop off point to the hotel and link through to another 21 storey student accommodation building proposed by the same developer on Synagogue Place. Kyren did not return The Advertiser’s calls however the images clearly show the project occupying the space of the popular fringe venue The Rhino Room, which was put up for sale last year. It’s the latest in a number of proposed developments that could potentially change the scope of the city, including the estimated $175 million, 30 storey Park Hotel on the old State Bank building on Pirie St. Lord Mayor Martin Haese is excited by the project but says it’s important to recognise that it is in its early stages. “The Kyren project is early evidence that the tram extension announcement is instilling confidence in the city and I am confident that there will be more development in this area to follow,” he said. “Expanding the city tram network and enhancing the North Terrace streetscape has the potential to attract investment, encourage residential and commercial development and boost the visitor economy. “With the hospital moving to the West End of the city shortly, this development will help to offset any possible loss of activity and economic benefits to the East End by bringing a new population to this end of town, day and night.” Adelaide’s tallest buildings 1 Westpac House — 132m 2 Telstra House — 104m 3 Grenfell Centre — 103m 4 Australis House — 91m 5 Intercontinental Hotel — 91m 6 Vue on King William — 89m Originally published as Will this become Adelaide’s tallest building?

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