Vue on King William has officially become Adelaide’s tallest residential building, with the 85-metre, 28-storey building officially opened by Deputy Premier John Rau.
Over the coming weeks, more than 400 residents will move into the residential apartment building, providing a significant boost to the CBD’s population, according to the developer.
The $100 million, 210-apartment development was almost fully sold within a couple of months of going to market in May 2014, with construction starting four months later. The building took 20 months from ground breaking to completion. Construction of the project reportedly created 200 jobs.
Vue on King William is a joint venture between Adelaide-based Starfish Developments and Melbourne-based Asian Pacific Group.
Starfish Developments managing director Damon Nagel said the opening of Vue on King William was another sign that Adelaide is continuing to grow and mature as an attractive place to live, work and play.
“The vision for the project was bold, and I’m delighted to see that vision realised to demonstrate that brave, innovative developments are possible in Adelaide,” he said.
“If we want to encourage people to live in the CBD then we must create unique, distinctive projects where people see the real benefits of a move from the suburbs to the city.”
According to the developer, Vue brings a new style of residential architecture to Adelaide, with its six-level podium, recessed level seven rooftop garden, pool deck and recreation centre, and 22-level glass frontage. The building was designed by leading architects Woods Bagot, led by principal Gavin Kain alongside freelance architect Enzo Caroscio.
Just one penthouse apartment is left for sale in the development. Now Adelaide’s highest home, the $2 million penthouse apartment will be open for public viewing from 11 June 2016.
The split-level penthouse boasts more than 240 square metres of living space, including 100 square metres of entertaining space, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two car spaces, high-quality fixtures and fittings and market-leading European appliances.
It reportedly has its own private rooftop entertaining terrace, incorporating a built-in kitchen fully equipped with a stainless steel BBQ, range hood, stone benchtops and built-in fridge. The private terraces are accessible via an internal staircase within each penthouse.
Asian Pacific Group chief executive officer Will Deague said it was great to see the group’s second Adelaide project completed.
“The success of The Watson, and now Vue, has been due to creating a product for which there was real demand in the Adelaide market,” he said.
“Residents at Vue will enjoy a great lifestyle with amazing views, first-class amenities and well-appointed apartments.”