Carmelite Southern Cross Care Architectural

Minda Master Plan Stage 2 & 3 Works

Minda Inc
- Retirement Living - $80 Million

We are thrilled to be selected by Minda as their construction partner to deliver the next phase (stages 2 & 3) of the Minda Redevelopment at Brighton. It underlines the alignment in Values of our respective organisations including partnering and collaboration – with Minda supported industries taking an active role in the construction process.

Stage 2 & 3 of the wider Minda Masterplan includes construction of the following buildings:

  • Two new multi-story residential towers on the beach front to compliment and extend the Brighton Dunes residential complex.
  • Two new 3 story residential buildings to house Minda residents and clients that are currently living on site in other forms of accommodation.
  • A new Lifestyle Precinct consisting of four single story buildings that will accommodate relocated existing Minda services and provide space for external providers to set up commercial businesses within the Minda facility.
  • 18 new self-contained residential dwellings to house Minda residents and clients, extending on the facilities that were introduced in stage 1.

In support of the above new structures, there is a significant amount of site wide infrastructure that is to be installed, along with extensive re-modeling of the existing internal Minda road network. A number of new roads will be constructed, while a number of the existing roads will be removed. This is to be finished across the site with extensive landscaping, including new pathways and public spaces.

All new buildings will contain state of the art remote monitoring and electronic management systems linked to a single head end, delivered through an integrated commissioning lead process. Minda facilities will be able to provide 24 hour monitored supported care for their residents, and owners of Brighton Dunes apartments will enjoy leading technology innovation in their apartment living.

This is a project that Sarah are very excited to be a part of and are committed to delivering a quality outcome for all stakeholders.

Check out our progress on site…. Minda Site Time Lapse November 2017

The Barossa Co-op Shopping Centre Aerial View
Barossa Co-op Shopping Centre Mall

Barossa Co-op Shopping Centre, Nurioopta, South Australia

The Community Co-operative Store
- Retail - $25 Million

Australia’s largest consumer co-operative, the Barossa Co-op centre, is to be transformed into a 24-tenancy shopping destination for locals not wanting to travel huge distances to the nearest hub. It’s also designed to reflect the region’s unique culture and provide better linkages to the main street.

Sarah’s primary focus is on the first three stages, which include the design and construct of the new mall; base-build for the new 4,829m2 IGA supermarket (roof and concrete slab); new IGA store fit-out; and base-build for ALDI (roof and concrete slab).

  • The goal of the redevelopment is to:-
    Deliver a contemporary retail offer to the Barossa to attract new retailers to the region
  • Provide a new shopping experience and public spaces for the community
  • Deliver a state of the art supermarket
  • Provide better linkages to the main street

The redevelopment of the shopping centre will comprise the following:

  • Alterations to the existing supermarket to provide an undercover car parking area for 101 cars;
  • Construction & fitout of new supermarket (4829 sqm) adjacent to Murray Street with loading dock;
  • New specialty retail and refurbishmetn of existing specialty retial including new mini majors Aldi, Cheap as Chips providing an increase in retail shop floor area of some 2000 sqm; (total 6100 sqm) to provide a variety of retail floor plates and an increased offering;
  • A medical centre comprising a floor area of 320 sqm;
  • A landscaped public square and new arcade and that provides a linkage to Gawler Street;
  • Street and the existing car parking areas and landscaped embankment adjoining the river; and
  • Retention of existing car parking areas providing an overall total of 515 car spaces (including the undercover parking area.

Record rains for the Barossa area during 2016 delayed project commencement. However, our retail delivery team is working closely with teh Co-op to mitigate initial delays with the project now on schedule to open for Christmas trade 2017.

The Co-op, Heart of the Barossa – Our Future

Pembroke Middle School Redevelopment

Pembroke Middle School Redevelopment

Pembroke School
- Education - $21 Million

The Pembroke Middle School Redevelopment will be an industry leading project and an iconic statement within the education department.

The floor plan layout consists of three levels:

  • Ground Floor (Workshops & Technology)
  • First Floor (Science)
  • Second Floor (Art & Design)

This design has been derived from close / detailed consultation within the school which has been driven by their teaching culture and their way of learning. The design is contemporary but takes into consideration the suburbs external environments.

A central atrium on the ground within the heart of the building provides flexible learning spaces and provides a place for social events including art, science and technology exhibitions.

The building has been designed to embrace the unique geometry of the site and provide definition to the site edges with strong corners.

A new pedestrian bridge will connect the new facility with the existing King’s Campus which will span across Shipsters Road.

Check out our latest progress on site  Pembroke Middle School Time Lapse Nov 2017

Lifecare Reynella Lodge aged care facility

Lifecare Reynella Lodge

- Aged Care - $4.9 Million

The Lifecare Reynella Lodge Extension consists of the demolition of existing site infrastructure to facilitate the construction of a new 31 bed Aged Care facility.

The structure comprises a mixture of materials including CFC light weight cladding, external brickwork and aluminium glazing. The new extension will link in with the existing facility, providing new staff and patient dining areas, kitchens and external decking.

The site works involve extensive demolition and earth works, including engineered compacted fill to prepare for the level 1 building pad, pavement and carpark works.

The key site trades are Services, Concrete and Structural steel, with hydro-vac trenching required to prepare for underground gas, fire and storm water pipe works and pits. The concrete works include ramps, strip footings, raft footings, trench piers, slab on ground and suspended slab.

The project is on track for completion in February 2018.

Monarto Zoo Predator Experience Lion Face Logo

Monarto Zoo Predator Experience

Monarto Zoo
- Recreation - $1 Million

Sarah Constructions are proud to be working with Zoos SA to create the new Monarto Zoo Predator Experience. The new facility was announced as part of Zoos SA’s 20-year Master Plan, the Predator Experience will be a truly hair-raising experience, with visitors able to enter a tunnel and emerge in the heart of the lions’ den surrounded by up to 12 African Lions.

The structure itself is made of an aesthetically pleasing structural steel cage, with precast culverts acting as the entranceway to the facility. The highlight of the facility is the built-in Land Cruiser that visitors can sit in for an experience just like being out on an African safari.

The internal and external flooring to the entire facility is an exposed aggregate concrete that continues to honour the Zoo’s open range atmosphere – the key attraction to Australia’s largest open range zoo.

This state of the art experience will be a landmark for both Zoos SA and Sarah Constructions. The completion of this project is set for September 2017.

Check out our latest progress on site Monarto Zoo Time Lapse October 2017

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St Peters Girls School Redevelopment

St Peters Girls School
- Education - $5 Million

Sarah Constructions has been chosen as the Builder of Choice through a tender process with St Peter’s Girls School for their ongoing ability to work collaboratively with them and share their vision for their upcoming redevelopment. Utilising their in- house Design and Value Management team, Sarah were able to meet the client’s needs in terms of design, value and time line. Driving the investigation process and working closely with the selected Engineers and Architects Sarah worked to minimise the project risks through early detection and thoroughly developing the project building methodology.
A highlight of the three-stage project includes the construction of a new vertical lift in Stage one, which will act as a key access point for the School by creating multiple link ways to the building and surrounds via a new perimeter walkway and canopy.
To maximize project efficiencies, the redevelopment focuses on utilizing the existing structure and developing the internal spaces; to expedite the first stage, the library will be temporarily relocated to open up the existing space and create the new learning environments required before a new library is constructed in Stage 2.
The introduction of the new Southern and Eastern balcony and decks provide the students with external learning areas to bring the outdoors in while maintain the classroom feel.
The project has evolved from a GMP to Lump Sum, and is forecasted to be completed over a 15 month period. Major works are scheduled for the school holidays to minimize any disruptions to students and staff.

Aged Care Facility for Resthaven in Murray Bridge

Resthaven Murray Bridge

- Aged Care - $12.7 Million

The Resthaven master plan will provide both new and refurbished beds, car parking and operational facilities for residents and staff.
The works are to be undertaken in stages and will include:
Stages 1A & B – Demolition of the existing housing units located on the site and owned by Resthaven.
Construction of new two storey addition including provision of 18 new beds and new carpark area (38 spaces).
Stage 2 – Internal refurbishment to 20 existing bedrooms and associated spaces within Elva Harrip & Homburg wings.
Stage 3 – Demolition of existing Administration, Talbot, Jenkins and Christopher Building including 20 beds, laundry and kitchen facilities. Demolition of existing carparking off Swanport Road. Construction of new two storey building including new Administration, Laundry, Kitchen and 20 beds. Construction of new access roads and car parking, retaining walls and detention swale.
Stage 4 – Construction of new single storey community services building including carport.

Carmelite Southern Cross Care Architectural Main Entry


Southern Cross Care
- Aged Care + Retirement Living - $48 Million

Imagine living nestled in the serene setting of the former Carmelite convent at Myrtle Bank. Southern Cross Care’s newest aged care facility will allow just that for its residents.

Sarah is building a $48 million development on the grounds of the former convent. The 5-storey development will feature 73 residential care units, 38 two-bedroom assisted living units and areas for allied health services. The 1,900 m2 facility will also include a therapy pool.

The development will comprise a constructed from concrete superstructure with a mixture of façade cladding types, including various building projections and window boxes. The site is bound by state heritage land and major arterial roads, so difficult site access will be expertly managed by Sarah.

Construction  began in July 2016 and is set for completion in early 2018.


Stepney Expansion

- Health - $3.2 Million

Sarah commenced works on the Stepney SPORTSMED-SA expansion project in December 2016 – an innovative and state-of-the-art healthcare hub designed by Hassell Architects which will offer patients a one stop shop for their medical needs.

The 1200m2 new steel framed building and conversion of the existing warehouse will create five separate tenancy’s, providing SPORTSMED-SA with new Consulting Rooms, Radiology Suite, Pathology Services, Pharmacy and Cafe.

New carpark and landscaping works are to be completed in the early stages of the project, during this phase emergency service vehicle access must be maintained and the program for these works will be expedited to minimise any impact on staff and patients.

A key project requirement is the preservation of ongoing operations of all SPORTSMED-SA stakeholder functions. The management of the new SAPN transformer installation is critical to this, and the program will ensure the installation is complete before the existing transformer is removed so there are no disruption to SPORTSMED-SA Operations.

For further details please check out the  Sportsmed SA press release below:

Sportsmed SA Stepney Expansion


Resthaven Aberfoyle Park Aged Care + Health Facility

Resthaven Aberfoyle Park

Reshaven Incorporated
- Aged Care + Retirement Living - $24 Million

This new 7500m2 two and a half storey Resthaven Aged Care Facility located in Aberfoyle Park features 100 beds, including large internal courtyards, external activity areas, and café.

Having an existing site with a 7 meter cross fall, the construction of the new facility substructure is a mix of ground on slabs and suspended Bondek slabs.

The substructure is made of primarily structural steel and precast panels, which is to receive various external cladding finishes and glazing.

Completion of this project is due April 2018.

Allity Aged Care Facility


Allity Aged Care
- Aged Care + Retirement Living - $24 Million

Just 12kms south-west of the Adelaide CBD, sits Allity’s Somerton Park aged care facility. Allity’s new flagship centre is set in a beautiful location, only a short drive from the beach and will boast 101 beds for its residents.

Sarah was contracted to coordinate all new electrical, fire and communications infrastructure for this very comfortable, three-storey facility.

Significant site restrictions are a challenge that Sarah has already addressed. Approval from adjacent land owners was secured in order to ensure access for site amenities and cranes. This forward thinking prevented the need to build in stages, reducing overall construction time.

Burnside Lodge Aged Care Facility

Burnside Lodge

Regis Aged Care
- Aged Care + Retirement Living - $23 Million

Regis is one of Australia’s largest private aged care providers – specialising in respite, dementia-specific care and palliative care.

Sarah’s involvement in the Burnside Lodge project is split into two stages. Stage one includes demolition of some of the existing buildings, new in-ground services and refurbishment of specific areas. Stage two includes construction of a high-end nursing facility, with 113 beds over 10,000m2, basement car park, central commercial kitchen, laundry and theatre.

Sarah will need to keep the existing facility completely operational for the duration of the project, especially the live services such as electricity, communications, gas and water. Sarah will draw from significant planning and project experience to ensure minimal disturbance to residents, staff and visitors until project completion in 2017.

University of Adelaide Infrastructure Investment Program

Infrastructure Investment Programme

University of Adelaide
- Education - $70+ Million

The University of Adelaide’s Infrastructure Investment Programme designed to accommodate the future planning needs of technology and facilities around its campus.

Sarah has successfully completed a series of refurbishment, fit-out and extension projects for the University, across its fully occupied Adelaide campus, the city and the parklands.

Safety is high on the agenda for Sarah and the team continues to work closely with the University Safety and Building Management teams, to develop detailed plans based on the institution’s stringent safety requirements. This approach has ensured the safety of not only the students and staff, but also the sub-contractors and the general public.

Aldi projects in South Australia

Various Projects

- Retail - $10+ Million (Collective Value)

Sarah’s customer-focused team of supermarket specialists has worked closely with ALDI, providing tailored projects to suit the discount chain’s specific needs. By working closely with local management, Sarah ensured store fit-outs meet strict timeframes set by ALDI group management based in Germany.

Some of the ALDI projects, include:

  • ALDI Modbury – this project needed to be of the highest quality, but in a very short time frame. Sarah also needed to manage and monitor ALDI’s nominated trade subcontractors, to ensure they could meet the strict programme requirements.
  • ALDI Parafield Gardens – one of the first ALDI supermarkets to be built in SA and included the new 2000mbuilding, storm water drainage and car park.
  • ALDI Hallett Cove – a complicated project that required Sarah to re-route deliveries for other tenants / shop keepers, due to the redesign of the existing car park.
Coles Projecst

Various Projects

- Retail - $50+ Million

Sarah has worked extremely hard to establish a strong relationship with Coles Supermarkets and has developed substantial retail experience to deliver successful store builds and fit-outs. On countless occasions, Sarah has also shown how to “go the extra yard” for Coles.

As a result of this strong working relationship, Coles has awarded Sarah multiple extension, refurbishment and fit-out programmes throughout South Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania. Sarah has delivered these projects successfully, every time.

Woolworths stores South Australia

Various Projects

- Retail - $25+ Million

Sarah has worked with Woolworths on a number of projects, including design, cost management and programming. Woolworths require a high level of communication from Sarah on these projects, to ensure minimal disruptions to everyday trade within the supermarkets.

Like other supermarkets and retails stores, Woolworths has strict conditions about keeping its stores fully operational, even when significant refurbishments are taking place. That’s why Woolworths came to Sarah in the first place: because of our flexible, customer-focused approach and significant amount of experience delivering on these type of jobs.

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