MBA SA COMMERCIAL BUILDER OF THE YEAR SARAH CONSTRUCTIONS
August 23, 2017 by Sarah in Awards
Congratulations to our dedicated and hardworking Sarah team as we were named Master Builders (MBA) SA Commercial Builder of the Year 2017, for the first time in our history at the recent awards evening. This would not be possible without the support of our loyal Clients, Consultants, Project and Cost Managers, Subcontractors and Suppliers.
We enjoy creating the many interesting workplaces and spaces for our Clients; we greatly value being part of their business transformation and the trust placed in us to deliver their critical infrastructure.
We truly value quality and safety, understanding the importance they play in forming a harmonious workplace during construction and later for our customers. We see this award as not only an appreciation of the built form we deliver, but recognition of all organisations in the property cycle necessary to create industry leading infrastructure.
Joining Sarah some 3 years ago, our business has come a long way – our capability together with the development of our people has grown significantly enabling us to be part of delivering some of the most exciting and rewarding infrastructure in the South Australian Commercial market.
Well done to the Sarah team on the following awards:
$10m – $20m Commercial Excellence – Royal Flying Doctors Service
Commercial Excellence Fit out – Royal Flying Doctors Service
- This landmark project is the first tenancy within the Adelaide Airports New Aeromedical Precinct and required creative solutions to ensure both the Airport and the RFDS’s expectations were met. The 12,850m2 facility was designed to bring the entire operation under one roof – enough room for six aircraft’s, another nine more on the tarmac, a 2,230m2 administration office, patient transfer areas and ambulance bays. RFDS exists to deliver high quality care – their facility needed to demonstrate this important criteria through the quality of design and level of finish created in the built form. The level of detail delivered was extremely high, and upon completion Adelaide Airport said that this building had set a new benchmark for all future projects in and around the Aeromedical Precinct.
“When embarking on our strategic vision of developing a centre of aeromedical excellence for the benefit of our patients, consumers, staff and stakeholders, we required synergy with our innovation, leadership and experience from our build partners to achieve our design and operational intent. Partnering with both Sarah Construction and Walter Brooke Architects enabled us to achieve this mission which has been recognised not only by winning “Building Excellence in Commercial / Industrial Construction and Fit-Out” but more importantly by the cause to action that has seen our patients and consumers benefit through the provision of an aeromedical facility that enhances our response to patient care, coupled with enriched staff satisfaction and stakeholder pride. As the build progressed Sarah’s consciously shifted their focus from ‘construction’ to ‘development’ of the facility and our corporate partnership, taking a vested interest in ensuring that the facility would take pride of place in the aeromedical precinct of Adelaide Airport and set the benchmark standard for such operations within the aeromedical industry. Construction may be complete, however, their dedicated interest in continuing to assist RFDS in ensuring our facility operates with innovation and their connection to our benevolent purpose remains a successful, ongoing and long-term partnership.”
Ollie Kratounis, General Manager, Business Development, Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations
$20m – $50m Commercial Excellence – Campbelltown Leisure Centre (The Arc)
- The Arc is a key facility for The City of Campbelltown, providing a central hub for a broad range of community activates. The 10,000m2 project included the delivery of new timber stadiums with viewing areas, spacious change rooms, squash courts, café, clubrooms and a crèche. The centre also features Gym and weights rooms, aerobics & dance rooms and Aquatic areas including a sauna, relaxation & splash pad areas and a 25M X 25M lap pool with a dedicated plant room. The success of this project is greatly attributed to the collaborative approach adopted throughout the project. Sarah was proactive in converting this two stage project into one, this initiative achieved expediting the program by 8 months and provided significant cost savings to Council.
“Sarah’s offered up a large number of value add options and alternative design options to improve the project and reduce costs at the beginning and throughout the project. Given the complexity of the project, the team at Sarah’s were well experienced in working through challenges to achieve effective solutions. Strong communication was provided throughout the project to keep all parties informed, they also worked very hard to manage the relationship with surrounding residents to reduce the impacts of the project on them as much as possible.”
Kevin Lowe, General Manager Urban Planning and Leisure Services | The City of Campbelltown
$5m – $10m Commercial Excellence – Wilderness School
- Sarah created progressive learning facilities for students in accordance with the campus master plan. The Wilderness projects were completed on time whilst maintain a fully functional school. These projects included the Performing Arts Centre, Junior School, Science Facility, Memorial Hall and of course, the building named to honour the school’s founders, the “Brown’s House”.
“Sarah Constructions brought their expertise to bear in the pre-construction phase working closely with the school and the architects to ensure the best outcome. They have been a key partner in working with the school to ensure our projects are completed in the most time efficient and cost effective way. They understand the complexities of building within our operating school and have done so with sensitivity, flexibility and respect.”
Jane Danvers , Principal – Wilderness School