After more than five years of construction, the Acsiopolis Node in Sandton is almost complete and will change not only the Sandton skyline, but the lives of future residents by offering myriad amenities under one roof
Mixed-use developments have understandably been on the rise for many years. People want to work, live and shop safely and conveniently within a community, without daily commutes for basic services and facilities. In response to this growing need, Acsion and its development wing Anaprop has created the Acsiopolis Node – a landmark development that’s pushing the envelope and creating an incredible quality of life for its residents. So incredible, in fact, that they may never have to leave.
“There’s nothing like this in Sandton. Acsiopolis is a building that provides ease of living for all its residents, with all amenities and services under one roof,” says Astrino Nicoloudakis, Chief Investment Officer of Acsion. “After assessing the demand and the investment by multinational companies within the area, it was clear that reasonably priced, high-end accommodation was required. Acsiopolis is all about luxury at an affordable price and we can’t wait to see how this groundbreaking development evolves.”
With 1,041 units in total, Acsiopolis comprises residential (Sandton Apartments), hospitality (Sandton Hotel), retail and services (Sandton Lifestyle), essentially a city within a city that provides everything a resident could need, in one location. “What makes this particularly exciting is that all ages and lifestyles are catered for,” says Astrino. “Whether residents are single professionals, families or business travellers, we’ve thought of everything to make their lives more convenient and comfortable.”
In providing the ultimate ease of living, Acsiopolis is centred on essential offerings. First and foremost, there’ll be no interruption to electricity and water services. With back-up power and water on site, there is no concern about water outages and electricity interruptions. Safety and security are paramount and the building is monitored 24/7 by artificial intelligence, with biometric access and licence plate recognition in all parking areas. It’s not just the security that’s tech savvy- high speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the node and rooms and apartments are VOIP- and DSTV-ready, with complimentary plug and play satellite channels available immediately. Services such as laundry, housekeeping, ATM, car washes and shuttles are provided within the building, while medical suites are scheduled to open within the node in the near future.
Families are well taken care of and parents of young ones will be excited about the in-house crèche where professional child-minders look after children while keeping them busy with stimulating arts, crafts and games. A children’s swimming pool and play area with all the bells and whistles will keep children entertained for hours, and a small cinema is available for movie nights. As remote working continues to be a reality for many South Africans, the CoWorx working space provides a professional setting where small businesses, freelancers and hybrid workers can get things done.
What would the ultimate lifestyle be without excellent food and wine? The Sandton Hotel offers several eateries, each offering a delicious dining experience. These include casual poolside bites at the Pool Bar, lattes, espressos and cortados at the Coffee Bar, gourmet grills at Sandton Restaurant and high-end dining at the Tasting Room. Perere by Gushima and Fileto by Chef Coco Reinarhz will open their doors on the Acsiopolis Node’s Piazza in April. Both owner-run restaurants were hand selected by the development team as they epitomise the philosophy of hands-on service and authentic fare envisioned for the node. The in-house deli is a one-stop foodie shop offering grab-and -go items such as smoothies and sandwiches, heat-and-eat meals and basics such as bread, milk and cheese. The onsite liquor store offers a curated selection of wines and artisanal liquors, perfect for a night in, and a walk-in wine viewing cellar, liquor storage facility and opulent cigar bar round off the exceptional food and beverage offerings.
If it’s wellness you’re after, you won’t have to travel far. What could be better than having an in-house spa team at your service? From manicures and pedicures, waxing and facials, to full body massages, the Sandton Spa team is ready to soothe away the worries of the day. Those who would prefer to work out their stress on the treadmill can do so at the 24-hour gym, which comes fully equipped with the latest in fitness machinery, while the yoga and Pilates studio provides a calm space in which to stretch, breathe and reconnect.
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
The Sandton Apartments is housed within Acsiopolis Node’s residential towers and provides long-term luxury rentals for those who want to call this dynamic hub home. The apartments come complete with high-end fittings and quality appliances, and command breathtaking views across the north of Johannesburg towards Magaliesburg. Conveniently, they’re available unfurnished or plushly furnished with bespoke items, and rooms can also be configured for corporate use.
Units range from an elegant studio apartment (41m²), starting at R8,700 per month unfurnished and R10,600 furnished, up to a spacious three-bedroom apartment (118m²-283m²) starting from R28 800,00 unfurnished to R32,000 furnished. One-bedroom apartments (50m²-72m²) are available with a lounger (R11.600,per month unfurnished, R14,000 furnished), as well as a separate study for those who’ll be working from home (R12,300 unfurnished, R15,000 furnished). Two-bedroom apartments (71m²-146m²) start from R18,300 unfurnished and R22,400 furnished.
It’s not just the beautiful apartments that are turning the heads of prospective residents. Access to exclusive amenities is the cherry on the top of this gorgeous Sandton lifestyle. “For residents, life at Sandton Apartments epitomises luxury living,” says Simoné Muller, property manager. “Residents have full access to the Sandton Hotel amenities, as well as residents-only access to areas of the Clubhouse, Vinstore and CoWorx. If you consider the luxury fittings used throughout the apartments, the incredible views and the amenities within Acsiopolis, this is the place to be.”