World's tallest student-only accommodation tower proposed in Adelaide

World's tallest student-only accommodation tower proposed in Adelaide
World's tallest student-only accommodation tower proposed in Adelaide

A planning application has been lodged for a proposed $85 million student accommodation tower in the Adelaide CBD, set to become the tallest purpose-built student-only accommodation building in the world.

The application for the 124.2 metre tall tower has been lodged by developer Hines Property on a site it owns at 29 Twin Street between Grenfell Street and Rundle Mall adjacent the Ibis Adelaide Hotel (also developed and owned by Hines Property).

The world’s tallest student accommodation building is currently the Student One Wharf Street tower in Brisbane at 122 metres tall.

Hines Property has planned the 38-storey solely student-use development with architecture firm Woods Bagot.

The building will include a range of accommodation options from single studio rooms through to five and six-bedroom apartments, incorporating a total of 510 beds.

In addition to the ground floor lobby and cafe, the tower will include a communal mezzanine lounge, cinema and events space, study and dining area, garden retreat and rooftop lawn, gym, wellness and yoga space. 

World's tallest student-only accommodation tower proposed in Adelaide

Construction of the 29 Twin Street project is anticipated to commence next year and take 18 months to complete.

James Hines, Managing Director of Hines Property said:

"There are already over 10,000 international and interstate students enrolled at the city-based universities and they provide a significant economic benefit to the state.

"This development will undoubtedly be the drawcard accommodation option for students considering Adelaide as a destination to undertake their studies."

Established in 2003, Hines Property is a privately-owned property development and investment group focusing on high-rise residential, office, hotel and mixed-use development projects.

Hines Property is also the largest owner of hotel accommodation in Adelaide, with more than 600 hotel rooms in its portfolio, including the Pullman Adelaide Hotel and the Ibis Adelaide Hotel.

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