20 September 2019

Situated in the heart of Sandton’s business
district and standing taller than any other building in Africa, at
234 m, The Leonardo is only a couple of weeks away from being officially

As of this week, residential units have been put on
the market for potential buyers.

The Leonardo is the latest venture
by property developer the Legacy Group and was built in
partnership with Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking. 

To date, construction has totalled R3-billion for
the 56-storey multi-use tower block.

More than 100 000 t of concrete was used
in its construction. The tower features a range of amenities,
including a spa, preschool, restaurant, conference centre and a 25-m-long
swimming pool. In addition, a variety of local artists’ work graces the
walls in high-traffic areas within the building.

To ensure anyone passing through the building has ease of access, the
full-length elevator is capable of traversing the full height of the tower,
from ground level to the fifty-sixth storey in 57 seconds.

The Leonardo is also supported with electrical back-up generators capable
of meeting 100% of the building’s power requirements, as does its air
conditioning system, thereby ensuring tenants, guests and visitors
uninterrupted convenience.

The Leonardo
houses retail tenants on the ground floor, as well
as The Leonardo Lounge, bar and deli kitchen, in addition to the
Leonardo Conference Centre on the third floor.

Level 7 encompasses the tower’s recreational
facilities, which include the Aurum Restaurant, Nature & Nurture Montessori
preschool, an outdoor pool and deck with a gym and spa,
five daybeds and a wood-fired themed restaurant – the Octo

Rising above the seventh floor is the
tower itself, housing offices on the lower section of the tower
and residential units mid-way.

The upper seven floors
accommodate eight duplex penthouse suites, while the top three
floors house the luxurious Leonardo Suite, which will be allocated to a single
tenant willing to pay handsomely (in the region of about $18-million to
$19-million) for a one-of-a-kind accommodation
featuring 360° views and a private pool.

The roof is reserved for a private bar and entertainment deck to accommodate a small group of guests.

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