Tallest building to rise above city’s oldest

Construction is expected to begin next year on what will be one of Adelaide’s tallest buildings in the city’s emerging biomedical precinct set around South Australia’s oldest surviving church.

The 28-storey office tower on North Terrace, to be known as Trinity City, will span 40,000 square metres and include 173 electric vehicle-enabled car spaces over four levels. It will sit behind Trinity Church, which was built in 1838 and was part of the original Adelaide city plan.

The building, designed by GHDWoodhead, will be constructed with a central core to maximise views and light and to output net carbon zero operations. It is a post-pandemic-designed building that prioritises the health and well-being of the end user.

Behind the project are Marlborough Capital and 1835 Capital which have struck a deal with Trinity Church to develop the site. Part of the project includes the restoration of the church along with two other historic buildings at the site.

Trinity City will join the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, and the University of South Australia’s Health Innovation Building in the $4.2 billion biomedical precinct, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Design of the new building has been endorsed by the State Commission Assessment Panel and its construction is slated to start in 2023, with completion expected by the end of 2025.

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Desi Corbett

Desi is the Editor of Concrete in Australia and at the helm of our magazine for 8 years. She was behind the Institute's weekly news bulletins from 2016-2021 and is now writing our focused news items. Desi has been an engineering news and features journalist/editor across all disciplines since 2013 - part of a 30-year career writing for a wide range of industries.