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No word on start date for Adelaide's tallest building


Four months after the Adelaide Metro King William Street infocentre shut to make way for what will become Adelaide’s tallest building, there is still no word on when the 39-storey project will proceed.

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The former Adelaide Metro infocentre at the corner of King William and Currie streets has brandished a “for lease” sign for the past four months after the State Government vacated the building in September last year.

At the time, Transport Minister Stephan Knoll said the lease on the office, which provided public transport tickets and information, wasn’t worth extending and there was already development approval to turn the site into a high-rise building.

The State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) in 2018 approved plans for a 132.4 metre-high, 39-storey hotel, apartment and office building on the site, which sits across from Adelaide’s current tallest building, Westpac House.

The proposed build, designed by local architects Loucas Zahos for Equinox Property Group (75KWS) Pty Ltd, would be less than half a metre taller than Westpac House.

According to plans approved by SCAP, it would include 78 residential apartments and 266 hotel suites, as well as ground level commercial, retail and hospitality spaces.

According the leasing agent Negotiators Real Estate, the site is currently available for a six-month lease.

“The tenant left about four months ago when it was the Adelaide Metro office,” a spokesperson from Negotiators Real Estate told InDaily this morning.

“We don’t know when it’s going to (the development) start.

“It’s only a short-term lease until then.”

Artist impression of the building planned for 75 Currie St. Image: Loukas Zahos Architects.

According to a report in The Advertiser last year, company 75 King William Street, which is owned by two Sydney-based directors and shareholders, owns the site for the proposed building.

The company reportedly paid $8.388 million for the property in July.

InDaily attempted to contact Equinox Property Group for comment.

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