(Image reproduced by kind permission of Virgin Atlantic)

(Image reproduced by kind permission of Virgin Atlantic)


The Leonardo Building is the third in the new series of speculative office buildings to be developed and equity financed by Abstract. In May 2015 the building was fully let to Virgin Atlantic Ltd and was subsequently sold to F&C Commercial Property Trust Ltd at a price equating to £45.342 million and a net yield of 5.3%. The Building is located within the Crawley Business Quarter on a 3.2 acre site in the heart of Manor Royal just South of Gatwick airport. The site lies outside the area designated by Gatwick Airport for a potential runway expansion.

The building has achieved BREEAM Excellent  and EPC ‘B’ ratings.

The building has been designed to achieve an occupancy as high as 1 person per 6 m² and comprises 110,000 sq ft over 4 storeys giving virtually column free floor plates of 28,000 sq ft.  The building offers parking for 401 cars with scope for further provision.  Construction started in September 2014 and completed in Q1 2016 including a Tenant’s Category B fit-out. 



  • Open plan flexible 28,000 sq ft office floor plates
  • Efficient core layout and design
  • Only 6 columns per floor
  • Space-planning for occupational density as high as 1:6 m²
  • Open façades for space-planning flexibility


M23 Junction 102 miles
M25 Junction 712 miles
Gatwick Airport3 miles
Heathrow Airport45 miles
London Bridge/London Victoria28-30 mins
East Croydon15 mins
Brighton28 mins
Fastway Bus to Gatwick AirportEvery 7 mins

Outline Specification

  • Interior finished to a full Cat A standard including air-conditioning, suspended metal ceilings, lighting and raised floors
  • Contemporary reception area featuring double-height glazed atrium space
  • Designed for occupational density of up to1 person per 6 m²
  • Finished raised floor to suspended ceiling heights of 3.0m throughout
  • 1.5m internal planning grid
  • Raised floor void
  • 3 x 21-person lifts
  • WC Provision – 7 Male, 7 Female & 1 DDA compliant per floor (with scope to expand layout to suit occupational density)
  • Low operating costs through the use of highly sustainable technologies such as high efficiency LED lighting
  • VRF air-conditioning system, fresh air : 12 litre/sec. per person
  • Diverse connectivity to various high-speed communication networks - Virgin, BT Openreach
  • Potential for dual HV Supply
  • Dedicated secondary generator zone
  • Additional tenant plant space on roof
  • Provision for electric car charge points
  • 80 x bicycle spaces in separate pavilion within landscaped car park
  • Secure car parking for 401 cars (with scope to extend)
  • Shower facilities available