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Steven Schneid from S.M. Schneid Quantity Surveyors says that estimating and controlling the cost of developing tall buildings such as the skyline-defining skyscraper, the Leonardo is no easy feat.


The Sandton skyline-defining skyscraper, the Leonardo, is the tallest building in Africa. The R3-billion project, developed by 75 on Maude, a Legacy Group and Nedbank partnership, has already surpassed the former stand-out in Sandton, The Michelangelo. At 233m with 55 floors, it also beats the 201m architectural height of the Carlton Centre, previously the tallest […]

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SA’s brightest green stars are honoured

South Africa’s top rated Green Star buildings and top green building professionals were announced at the Green Star Leadership Awards 2014, held at the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Convention, sponsored by Nedbank, in Cape Town last week. For their stellar contributions to green building in South Africa, this year’s big winners of these […]

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Cape Town hosts 7th Annual Green Building Council of South Africa Convention next week

Africa’s premier green building event – the annual Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) Convention – takes place next week with more than 600 property, architecture and sustainability professionals gathering in the Mother City. The convention, now in its seventh year, is the GBCSA’s flagship event and has major backing from the property finance […]

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GBCSA Convention to inspire with uniquely African green innovation

If you think green building doesn’t impact you, it’s time to think again. Green building’s influence and importance reaches far beyond the construction industry. It is a critical intersection for many disciplines as it plays a key role in our economy, the latest trends, our mobility and enjoyment of public spaces and, in fact, just […]

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High energy consumption, environmental stewardship and lower operating costs are among the top reasons for the spike in the development of environmentally friendly and ‘green’ buildings in the country, as is evident in the latest McGraw-Hill Construction’s SmartMarket Report, which suggests that the number of green buildings in the country is growing faster than in […]

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Nedbank funds new R80 million development at Durban’s Point Waterfront

Nedbank Corporate Property Finance is proud to fund a new R80 million development for Durban’s The Lion Match Company, for the development of their new corporate head office and distribution facilities in the Point Waterfront node. The property, comprising just over 10 000m², will be developed through the construction of a three storey mixed use […]

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In keeping with its business philosophy of providing funding and support solutions that realise opportunities for its clients, Nedbank Corporate Property Finance has concluded a R144 million loan agreement with Atterbury for the development of the Waterfall Corner Retail Centre. The development – which is already under construction on the corner of Maxwell and Woodmead […]

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Escalation of Green Star SA ratings in month of June

June proved a bumper month for green building certifications with a total of six new buildings receiving a Green Star SA rating from the Green Building Council South Africa.  This upsurge further substantiates that the green building movement is rapidly gaining ground in South Africa as developers and progressive businesses increasingly embrace sustainable building practices. […]

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Diepkloof Square community shopping centre opens on 29 November

Soweto will enter a new era of convenient, quality retail when Diepkloof Square community shopping centre opens, fully let, on 29 November 2012. The 16,108sqm community centre is anchored by Pick n Pay in a 3,112sqm store and features some 50 shops, including an exciting new 1,720sqm Food Lover’s Market.   “Diepkloof Square is a […]

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Sod turning at Seshego Shopping Centre

Following the development of Mall of the North, City Centre and Makro Polokwane in recent years the Moolman Group, in partnership with two local businessmen Messrs Jaco Nel and Sam Mabotja, is back in their “home town” with the development of an exciting new shopping centre in Seshego, Polokwane. The new shopping centre is located […]

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