Heritage Places

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Address 498 Churchill Road KILBURN
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Port Adelaide Enfield Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Former Tubemakers Administration Building No 2
Registered Name Former Tubemakers Administration Building No 2
Significance The former Tubemakers of Australia Administration Building No 2 is historically significant for representing the expansion of secondary industry in South Australia in the late 1930s and during the Second World War. British Tubemills (Australia), which was absorbed into Tubemakers Australia Ltd in 1946, purchased a 40 acre site at Kilburn in the late 1930s and production of tubes for aircraft guns and warships' boilers began within days of the outbreak of the Second World War. Administration Building No 2, completed in 1942, is also architecturally significant for being a well-executed example of an industrial office building of the era, designed in the Modern (later known as International or Functionalist) style. It is asymmetrical and has curved walls of brick and metal-framed glass (ribbon windows) that intersect with more massive cubic forms. The structure is well-balanced with strong but finely proportioned horizontal lines that emphasise its horizontal nature.
Subject Index Manufacturing and processing - Office [Manufacturing]
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 10-MAY-2013
LGA Port Adelaide Enfield
State Heritage ID 26325
Heritage Number 26324
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
e - it demonstrates a high degree of creative, aesthetic or technical accomplishment or is an outstanding representative of particular construction techniques or design characteristics
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 6123/343 D49055 A201


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

In the majority of cases, the maps of State Heritage Places on this web site show the footprints of the most significant structures on a registered Place. However, sometimes they simply indicate the complete area of land comprising the Place. Work is proceeding to further refine the mapping of such places. It is also important to note that development control is not limited to the registered structures but extends to their setting and structures nearby (what is termed ‘development affecting’ a State Heritage Place). Hence it is vital that exact details of the listed place and implications for any proposed development be discussed with Heritage South Australia staff, as they cannot be deduced solely from the information on this web site. The inclusion of a place in the SA Heritage Register gives no right of public access. Permission to visit properties must be sought from the owners. The accuracy of the mapping of State Heritage Places is not guaranteed. Please contact Heritage SA ( https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/sa-heritage-register) if you believe there is an error.

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