U-City

  • Adelaide CBD, South Australia
  • Uniting Communities
  • 2015-2020
  • >$55m

Jensen PLUS were pleased to be part of the team to design and deliver planning approvals for Adelaide’s first community-focused tall building, U-City on Franklin Street. The 19-storey building, now open, is one of the most mixed-use buildings in Adelaide, if not Australia.

Uniting Communities provides services to over 20,000 South Australians through more than 90 community service programs, and U-City is the organisation's new headquarters, among other uses.

U-City includes specialist disability long-term rental and respite accommodation, along with unique city retirement living, office, hospitality and community spaces.

Jensen PLUS successfully negotiated the project through a compressed, but collaborative, design review and approval process, where a number of design challenges associated with a building catering for a wide variety of users were successfully resolved.