Soleil (Brisbane)

Soleil Meriton is a residential skyscraper located at 495 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Australia. Construction began in early 2009, with the building officially opened in 2011. At 243 metres (797 ft), it was Brisbane's tallest building until 2013 when Infinity Tower (249 metres (817 ft)) overtook it.

Location within Queensland
General information
Location495 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Australia
Coordinates27°27′44.32″S 153°01′56.71″E
Construction startedEarly 2009
Estimated completionofficially opened 20 November 2011 (2011-11-20)
OpeningEarly 2012[1]
Cost$900 million (AUD)
Roof243 m (797 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count74
Design and construction
ArchitectDBI Design
Main contractorMeriton

It contains 25 floors of serviced apartments and 43 floors of private residential apartments. In total there are 464 apartments.[3] There is no penthouse in the building.[4] The serviced apartments, which includes 50 apartments in the top nine levels, are owned by Meriton.[4]

It is situated on a relatively small 1,500-square-metre (16,000 sq ft) corner site with rear access from Arch Lane. The slender building houses 10 levels of carpark which required one of the biggest excavations in Brisbane's history.[5] Retail space for cafes and restaurants is provided across three levels.[5]

The first building design for the site was rejected by the Brisbane City Council. This design was described as appalling and raised traffic congestion impacts.[5] In late June 2008 a new design was submitted to the council and approved.

The building was officially opened by former Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh and Meriton boss, Harry Triguboff on 20 September 2011 but it was completed in early 2012.[1] Starting at the first floor tenants began moving in as floors were completed.[4]

See also


  1. "Opening Of Brisbane's Tallest Tower The Height Of Success". Meriton. 21 September 2011. Archived from the original on 4 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  2. "Soleil". Retrieved 8 November 2009.
  3. Michelle Hele (17 March 2011). "Infinity and Soleil towers defy global financial crisis and its fallout, rising above Brisbane city". The Courier-Mail. Queensland Newspapers. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  4. Marissa Calligeros (24 July 2012). "Inside Brisbane's tallest towers". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  5. Shannon Molloy and Georgina Robinson (4 July 2008). "'Appalling' skyscraper now 'slim and elegant'". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
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