Capital Tower located in
Cardiff, Wales is tallest structure in
Cardiff, standing at 80 metres (262 ft) to roof height.
The building is slightly taller than Stadium House
, which stands at 78
metres to roof height. Inclusion of the antenna however gives
Stadium House a pinnacle height of 120 metres.
Capital Tower was completed in 1967 and originally known as Pearl
House. The tower was bought on 25
17.4 million by Aberdeen Property Investors from the
Raven Group. The tower houses several key clients including
government bodies. A job centre, bookshop and galleries were built
on the lower floors, but in 1998, they were replaced by a new set
of developments including café-bars, and the car parks were
re-clad. At this time the building received its current name -
building lost its title of tallest structure in Wales when Meridian Quay in Swansea was topped
out on 12 September 2008. There was a proposal for an even taller
tower at Bay Pointe in Cardiff Bay; however, in December 2008 the Western Mail reported that this was
unlikely to ever be built.
The Mayor of Cardiff said the way
forward for Cardiff is upwards to give it a more major
- Building - 223 - BT Stadium House -
- Wales Online - Cardiff’s Bay Point skyscraper plans
bite the dust