Nedbank’s black glass and steel modernist head office at 57 Heerengracht Street is being transformed into a new residential and hospitality development, called The Onyx.
The block is located in Cape Town’s CBD – on the Foreshore opposite the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
“We are particularly proud of the fact that we offer all purchasers access to a suite of amenities and services usually restricted to an exclusive hotel,” said John Rabie, founder of the development company, Signatura.
Penthouse prices range from R1.7 million to R20.5 million. And for the those who purchase the most expensive units, of which there are two, it includes a Jaguar F-Pace SUV, which sells from R799,900.
Buyers can choose from 35m² studios to penthouses of over 400m² with roof gardens and private pools. Prices start at R1.7 million and the project is being jointly developed with Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank.
The building’s exterior and interior will be handled by Robert Silke & Partners.
Following the regeneration of the building, a marble-clad ground floor foyer will lead to a new coffee shop and bistro. There will be three floors of secure parking above this.
The fourth floor will house a gym, outdoor cross-training track, bar and entertainment area, day spa with sauna, plus a heated indoor-outdoor pool for year-round swimming. An outdoor sundeck will offer a backdrop of harbour and Table Mountain views.
Floors five and six will consist entirely of apartments managed by Newmark as hotel accommodation, with floors seven to ten each comprising 35 studio, one- and two-bedroom sectional title apartments. Floor 11 will host nine two- and three-bedroom penthouses.
Valet parking and 24-hour concierge services, housekeeping, laundry, room service and optional participation in a hotel-managed rental pool are available too.
In the penthouses (reached by a private lift), every terrace and rooftop garden will offer a private pool and wrap-around views.