The Tower, Meridian Quay

The Tower, Meridian Quay
The Tower, Meridian Quay
The Tower Meridian Quay
The Tower, Meridian Quay January 2010
General information
Location Wales Swansea, Wales
Address Meridian Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea
Construction started 2006
Completed 2009
Cost £40,000,000
Height 107 m (351 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 29
Design and construction
Main contractor Carillion
Architect Latitude Architects
Structural engineer Atkins Ltd
Services engineer Atkins Ltd
Civil engineer Atkins Ltd

The Tower, Meridian Quay is the tallest building in Wales standing at 107m.[1]

The tower has 29 storeys, double the number of the previous tallest building in Swansea, the BT Tower. Most of the tower houses residential apartments. The ground floor features a concierge desk which is manned 24 hours a day, whilst the top three floors consist of the Grape and Olive restaurant run by the Cardiff brewery SA Brains.[2] This was opened following the unsuccessful 290 cover Pentouse restaurant. Press reports stated that the penthouse apartment on the 26th floor was sold for £1 million.[3] On 26 January 2008, one of the construction workers died after falling three storeys from the tower.[4] The construction company, Carillion, chose not to release his name. The tower "topped-out" to its full height on 12 September 2008.



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Coordinates: 51°36′50″N 3°56′35″W / 51.61394°N 3.94318°W / 51.61394; -3.94318

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