Sandton Skye is a lifestyle residential complex located on the corner of Stan road and Grayston drive in Sandton. Designed by AMA Architects, the development comprises three towers of 17 floors with a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments as well the spectacular penthouses.
The implementation of the Sandton Skye began in 2012. The first phase of the project which has a total of 206 units was completed in October 2014. This phase of the project won the 2015 Innovation Excellent Award from the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA).
The second phase was launched four years later in 2018 by Cri-Eagle Investments. Featuring a total of 177 units, this phase was set for completion in three and a half years. There are no news about the third and the last phase of the project yet.
Sandton Skye is a pinnacle lifestyle development in Sandton, where a new sphere of luxury has been introduced to South Africa’s richest square mile.
This is a five-star “urban resort” offering a world-class experience, with its iconic assemblage of three wonderfully crafted towers situated on a dynamic public facilities podium. It is also a residential project with a difference in that it will function in a hotel-like fashion with luxury hotel-convenience facilities, a trendy restaurant, offering a red carpet experience, a cocktail bar, and an indoor pool. Kids are allowed into this “urban resort” where there is a kid’s zone inside.
The development is a blue chip investment opportunity in the financial hub of Sandton with 80% of the apartments being priced at less than R2 million(US$172,000) at a fixed contract price, not linked to CPI or inflation, explained Lynn Petzer from Lynn Estate, who played an integral part in evolving the Sandton skyline over the past 21 years.
Each and every centimeter of this development is not left unattended, where each tower block was designed from the inside out, and further redefined in each of the 17 stories through a sculptural exterior skin that is layered in colored glass, stone cladding, aluminum, and plaster render. Across the corners of these apartments is a generous panoramic view from a premium vantage pointing to one of the most privileged positions in Sandton.
The individual expression of the vibrant colors on the fabric and artwork that will be placed in the crisp interiors, complement each other perfectly, where white is placed on white, gray on silver, and charcoal on grey. In addition, 3500 square meter of landscaped gardens including an outdoor rim flow pool with wooden decks and a double day bed lounger makes the SandtonSkye look different from the other residential developments in terms of the luxury of green space.
Not much brickwork was used within the Sandton Skye building (phase 1) and instead a dry-wall system was used for most of the internal walling. This posed a challenge when they had to come up with a solution of how to accommodate the entire plumbing system within these dry walls but this was overcome by the use of prefabricated frames from Modern Plumbing Works which turned out to be the perfect solution for the Sandton Skye project.
Sandton Skye Roof Drainage System
Geberit is proud to be part of the prestigious Sandton Skye project, working closely together with the project team on the drainage system, ensuring the best possible and most effective solution was installed.
The Geberit Pluvia siphonic roof drainage system coupled with the Geberit HDPE piping was cleverly designed to do more than effectively drain the rainwater from the roof, podium, and terraces. Instead, the water is collected and reticulated to be discharged into the attenuation tanks.
The drainage system was further optimized by using the innovative Geberit Sovent fitting, designed for use in high-rise and multi-storey buildings such as the Sandton Skye. Geberit Sovent not only delivers an extremely cost-effective, high-performance drainage system, but it also allows for clear and simple piping layouts, saves space in the duct, uses less material, and ensures a quicker installation time.
Due to its high capacity and excellent performance, Geberit Solvent is an ideal drainage solution for any high-rise building. Drainage means more than just draining away water – at least as far as Geberit is concerned.
Geberit invests a good deal of know-how in the development of innovative products and solutions to ensure that drainage technology keeps up to date with the needs and requirements of the building site.