Altolusso (signifying "high extravagance" in Italian) is a private high rise in Cardiff, Wales. The structure is 72 meters (232 ft) high and has 23 stories. The pinnacle was the tallest private structure in Wales upon its culmination in 2005, and stays one of the tallest structures in Cardiff and in Wales.

The Y-formed structure contains 292 extravagance one to three-room lofts with perspectives over the city. A three-story vehicle leave assigned to the property. Altolusso is found near The Hayes zone of Cardiff downtown area, close Cardiff International Arena and Cardiff Queen Street railroad station.



Verifiably, the site had been utilized for the creation and capacity of coal gas since 1837; when the Cardiff Gas Light and Coke Co built up their offices in Bute Terrace (in the past known as Whitmore Lane). Most of the structures staying nearby that were crushed all together for the plan to continue dated from the 1890s with some minor augmentations and adjustments amid the 1990s.


Arranged on the site of the previous New College, the property holds the Victorian façade of the school for the initial two stories. The façade isn't recorded, yet was held in line with Cardiff Council amid the arranging application. It had fallen into a poor condition of fix by 2003, and alterations had been made throughout the years, (for example, a carport driving through to the back structures). Broad redesign and remaking of the façade was completed utilizing stone squares from a portion of the back structures that were obliterated. The façade shapes some portion of the three-story primary hall with a glass chamber rooftop. The plan of the structure frames a three-leaf clover with three clearing shapely wings rising up out of a focal administration and access center.

The structure expected not simply to improve the intrigue of the advancement, however it was important to hold an abnormal state of evenness and smoothness through the choice and use of the structure's acrylic-based render to give the structure solidness and strength against cruel climate conditions.


The structure is limited toward the north by Bute Terrace, which frames some portion of the Cardiff inward wholesaler box, toward the south by the primary South Wales Main Line, toward the east by Harlech Court with a vehicle park and four-story place of business on a first floor platform and toward the west by Meridian Gate, once in the past a five-story place of business involved by Axa Insurance. Its 3-4m high Victorian stone work and block holding divider characterizes the southern limit of the site while the dock feeder, a fake water course, passes the south eastern corner.

Use in media

Altolusso has been utilized amid taping for the sci-fi TV arrangement Torchwood, which is taped and created in Cardiff. Recording occurred on 8 June 2006, and demonstrates the principle character, Jack Harkness, remaining over the structure sitting above Cardiff.