Pembroke Middle School Upgrade Under Construction

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.

University of Adelaide Architectural Image
University of Adelaide Wills Fitout

The University of Adelaide Infrastructure Investment Program

The University of Adelaide
- Education - Multiple Projects

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.

The Sarah Team are following a collaborative approach working with the consultants and the University project teams to ensure each project is a success. Open and honest communication and a problem solving philosophy have helped to resolve any challenges early throughout the design and construction phases of the projects.

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.


Prince Alfred College Boarding House Project

Prince Alfred College Boarding House

Prince Alfred College
- Education - $21.2 Million

 The new Prince Alfred College Boarding Facility, located opposite the historic school campus in Kent Town on the eastern fringe of the city centre, is now underway following an intense collaborative period of Value Management with the client’s design team.

With facilities over 8,000m2 across five floors encompassing new premium accommodation for over 150 students, breakout spaces & garden areas, Hames Sharley’s design was driven by existing site constraints, the vision for pastoral care and environmental considerations culminating in a three-wing facility with a central core. This ‘heart space’ facilitates connectivity and interaction between multiple boarding houses and also the wider school community via the pedestrian footbridge link which provides safe passage for boarders to and from the main campus.

Completion of this project is due April 2019.

The animation of the project can be viewed here

Allity Aged Care Facility

Allity Somerton Park

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.

Marion Hotel Artists Impression - Under Construction

Marion Hotel

Hurley Hotel Group
- Hospitality - $15 Million

The Marion Hotel is a substantial redevelopment of the existing facility for the Hurley Group. Upon completion it will become the new Jewel in the Crown of their accommodation & hospitality portfolio.

As Managing Contractors, we have worked closely with the client to define the construction staging around their trading facility, workshop the design and provide multiple cost options. The construction phase commenced in June 2018, and we have been on site managing the overall construction delivery, safety & quality in accordance with the design.

The project has many components and sub stages around the original 1960s hotel, including:

  • Expansion of the existing drive through facility and conversion of part of the former front bar to include a new cool room, 3 lane drive through canopy & retail wine cellar, with construction to occur over & around the existing trading facility in several sub stages.
  • Erection of a new plant platform and progressively upgrade the site infrastructure to handle the expanding facilities requirements.
  • Demolition & complete rebuild of an expanded commercial kitchen, dry store, keg rooms, plant areas, cool rooms & freezer central to the redevelopment.
  • A new 5 level accommodation tower which will include 50 guest rooms each with ensuites, automation and premium finishes. This extension will interconnect to the existing accommodation services. The tower structure is advanced and is forecast for handover in July 2019.
  • New lift lobby, amenities, gaming facility, offices and reception to service the re-development.
  • A new Garden Bar extension & refurbishment to the Marion Road frontage. This bar includes modern, stylish & recycled high-quality finishes around a central bar & booth seating. The bar area opens outdoors to a circular beer garden area with a central tree and cabana shades. This is forecast to be operational from June 2019.
  • Redeveloped Dining space & interconnecting function spaces, bars, entries & garden areas.

The complete redevelopment is forecast for completion in August 2019; the Marion Hotel is set to become  one of the premier accommodations and hospitality facilities in Adelaide serving the greater south and western suburb areas.

Saint Mary's Memorial School

Saint Mary's Memorial School Redevelopment

Catholic Education Endowment Society
- Education - $5.1 Million

The Saint Mary’s Memorial School Redevelopment is multi stage project located one street back from Jetty Road, Glenelg. Stage 1 consists of a new 3 storey building including a ground floor covered play area and learning spaces on floors 1 & 2. Stages 2 & 3 involve the partial demolition of a 1960s 2 storey building, renovation and new connecting link. In addition to the building works a soccer pitch, playground and open area round out the external works component of the project.

The façade of the new building comprises a mixture of aluminium fins, sand coloured textured precast panels with striking rope and glass block accents all paying homage to the nautical nature and history of Glenelg. The new link and lift will provide connectivity between the new building and renovated McIntyre Building.

The logistics of the project have proved challenging thus far with the site being located on operating school grounds, restricted site access points, proximity to high voltage overhead powerlines and an operating church on one boundary with daily services. Sarah’s have collaborated closely with Peter Moeck Architect, the consultant team, client and stakeholders to workshop constructability and methodology of the project.

Sarah’s look forward to delivering this project for staff, students and their families in mid-2019.

Lightsview Indoor Recreation Hub Entrance

Lightsview Recreation Hub

Port Adelaide Enfield Council
- Education - $21.7 Million

Construction of new Indoor Recreation Hub Including 2 Stadiums and 5 Court Areas with viewing area.

The stadiums will provide facilities for a wide range of indoor sporting activities including basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton, futsal and roller derby.

The new recreation hub also provides amenities including change rooms, commercial kitchen, café, function rooms and community rooms. There is also separate commercial space provided at the ground floor level. Once complete, the Council owned facility will include 8,5000m2 of floor space surrounded by car parking and landscaped area.

Check out the current progress on site:

Lightsview Recreation Hub Construction Timelapse

St Peter's Girls School New Science and Art Centre - Ready for a new challenge

St Peter's Girls School New Science Centre

St Peter's Girls School
- Education - $6 Million

Sarah Constructions has been engaged to undertake the construction of St Peter’s Girls’ School New Science & Art Centre, including the renovation of the existing Elizabeth Pike building and a new swimming pool change room.

The main project scope includes a new two-storey building with part roof terrace, interconnecting links and stairs to the adjoining existing building fabric and associated courtyards.

Stage 1 of this project is the construction of the swimming pool change room with bulk excavation, retaining wall and civil works to be undertaken in the first instance prior to pouring the concrete slab followed by the timber wall and roof structure and the fit-out works.

Stage 2 is the construction of the new science and art building, comprising large general learning areas and laboratories with high end finishes.

These areas are enveloped by sophisticated curtain wall and façade systems incorporating structural steel framing to support sunshade blades, and windows to the northern face of the new building, making a new and modern statement to the school entry.

Harbour Town Adelaide Outlet Shopping Centre Redevelopment

Adelaide Harbour Town Redevelopment

Lewis Land Group
- Retail - $3.5 Million

Australia’s largest outlet shopping centre, Harbour Town in Adelaide have begun interim redevelopment works prior to a further planned extension in 2019.

Works consist of a façade upgrade to the central entrance, new structural steel pergola structures, repainting throughout, lighting upgrade and  new paving and landscaping with the intent of decluttering the existing mall space.

Sarah have been working collaboratively with the extended project team to finalise design details during a fast paced programme with majority of works scheduled out of hours for retailers to continue trading the following day.

Visitors to the mall will be able to enjoy the openness, fresh new colour scheme and landscaped public spaces in the lead up to the Christmas trading period.

Wilderness School Learning Commons Artists Impression

Wilderness School Learning Commons

Wilderness School
- Education - $10 Million

Sarah Constructions and Wilderness School have formed a great working relationship based on trust, honesty and adaptability over the past 10 years and delivered multiple successful projects.

Real estate is scarce on the prestigious Medindie campus making the logistics and methodology of the Learning Commons project challenging but with diligent planning, organisation and continuous communication with the School, the project team are able to deliver on their promises.

The $10M project will provide a flexible and innovative learning space for all students from reception to Year 12. The upgrade consists of 3 stages to ensure the operation of the School is maintained:.

  • Stage 1 has a rapid program over the Christmas Holidays ready for Term 1 2019 consisting of refurbishing existing classrooms and creating new Maths, Multi-Media & LOTE spaces. Temporary accommodation was also placed to generate spaces for offices and classrooms which ensured the day-to-day business was preserved
  • Within Stage 2, a temporary engineer was engaged to assist with the structural demolition and alterations to ensure the safety of our employees and subcontractors was upheld. The existing building was completely demolished with only the ground floor and suspended slabs remaining and a new structure was assembled for support. This allowed a new dynamic to the space and created enhanced and flexible classrooms.
  • Stage 3 involved the construction of a new 3 storey building. This building is located at the main entrance on Hawkers Rd and welcomes a new vision of learning and thinking for it’s students creating a place of technology, innovation and creativity.

The vision of the spaces is a reflection on the design and construction. A soft tone of basket range stone coupled with a complementary metal cladding provides a sense of welcome for its students and teachers. Multiple external courtyards have been created by the new development forming and encouraging gathering spots to socialise and quiet study. The Learning Commons building  provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance internally with terrazzo, American oak joinery, open voids,  feature staircases and a fire place making this project a landmark development within the Education Sector.

Glenside Botanica Apartments Artists Impression

Botanica Apartments, Glenside

Cedar Woods
- Residential - $25 Million

Stage 1 of the Glenside Apartment development is the five storey $25M Botanica building, designed by Hames Sharley Architects and comprising a stunning range of one, two or three-bedroom apartments; Botanica offers options to suit all lifestyles.

The 77 apartments provide spacious, light-filled living areas which expand out to generous balconies and ground floor terraces, creating the perfect home from which to soak up Glenside’s spectacular heritage architecture and sweeping views of the hills.

These inspiring residences redefine apartment living with luxurious light filled rooms in perfect harmony with the natural beauty outdoors, accessed from the secure basement carparks via a monitored lift. Complete with Superior quality finishes, this environment sets the tone for sumptuous living, from luxurious bathrooms to well proportioned bedrooms and gourmet kitchens with stylish stone benchtops and smart appliances. This is a home that truly stands apart.

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Artists Impression of Willunga Waldorf Senior Learning Centre

Willunga Waldorf Senior Learning Centre

Willunga Waldorf School
- Education - $3.2 Million

The new two storey Senior Learning Centre will be a mixture of new world Architecture blended with the schools inviting earthy feel. The design of this structure, with its curved roofs, unique design and materials chosen, will give this building a warm but inviting learning environment. The location has played a significant role in the design as it is tucked away towards the back of the school in what had become a “Dead” zone; the introduction of the new Senior Learning Centre will give the area a much needed facelift and reignite the creative learning environment Waldorf is known for.

As these works are commencing during the school period Sarah has developed a methodology to allow the initial services to be connected via a common trench throughout the school and connected at a later stage to mitigate disruption to school operations. This will enable the project to be isolated and then transferred during the school holidays, allowing the school and subcontractors to maintains a safe working environment for all.

As the school is entrenched in environmental and creative learning, the buildings unique design will enable the students to enjoy the outside tranquility whilst maintaining a creative and flexible work space. This will be a standout facility in Willunga Waldorf’s quest for creative learning.

Construction has commenced and is due for completion in late November 2019.

Westminster School Campus Upgrade

Westminster School Master Plan

Westminster School
- Education - $28 Million

After successful completion of Block 100, Block 200, the Mathwin Centre and the Boys Boarding house, Sarah Constructions tendered and secured the construction of three new buildings for Westminster School under a GMP contract type of arrangement. The $28M project includes a new three storey Inquiry and Innovation Hub, construction of a new three storey Food, Library and Performing Arts Hub, and refurbishment of the existing 300 Block learning areas, which also includes demolition of existing buildings, development of outdoor learning areas and landscape and associated building services and external works.

The 3 stages are set to be completed by late August 2021

Stage 3 Xavier College Redevelopment Artists Impression

Xavier College Redevelopment Scope 3

The Catholic Church Endowment Society
- Education - $5 Million

Xavier college Scope 3 is the third scope of works of a staged Master Plan for the College and requires the redevelopment of two (2) existing buildings and associated external outdoor areas. Specifically this 5 million dollar project includes the redevelopment of the existing single storey Library Building and conversion into a new Staff Centre and the redevelopment of the existing single court Gymnasium into a new multi-purpose Auditorium including new foyer and refurbished changerooms.

With completion due in October 2019 the school looks forward to having two brand new purpose built facilities which will provide an architectural statement in the schools main entry whilst also giving a unique point of difference for the college with an exciting purpose built auditorium space.

ACH Group's ViTA at Healthia

ACH ViTA at Healthia

ACG Group
- Health/ Aged Care - $37.5 Million

Sarah Constructions have been selected as preferred builder for the new 1200 square metre ViTA facility by ACH Group. ViTA will form part of a larger Healthia development incorporating residential aged care services, community and health related services and education partnerships as a health and well being precinct within the City of Playford Health Precinct.

The Healthia site is located in Elizabeth South, adjacent to the Lyell McEwin Hospital. It will be a multi-purpose facility with a care delivery service built on the ACH Group model of Good Lives for People which fosters an emphasis on restorative care and enablement programs.

At a high level, the 5 Storey ViTA at Healthia design brief provides for:

  • 85 bed residential aged care facility and associated facilities
  • 15 apartments for disabled persons with eligible plans funded under the NDIS
  • Associated services including a café, hairdresser and resident gym
  • Health and wellbeing space
  • Retail tenancies at ground floor
  • Community & private open spaces
  • Resident, staff and visitor parking

You can find out more about this innovative project here:

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 Nuriootpa – With a Christmas deadline project delivery was accelerated allowing ALDI to open for trade over the Christmas period.  Sarah’s ability to integrate fit out with base build allowed for a quick build and successful project outcome for the client.
  • 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.
Woolworths Retial Outlets

Various Projects

- Retail - $30+ Million (Collective Value)

Woolworths has a long term and on-going relationship with Sarah – recognising us as the construction company with the experience and dedicated team to deliver successful store builds and fit-outs – fast!

Sarah continues to work Woolworths on a number of projects, including being involved with 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.

Significant projects include the 6450m2 Woolworths Shopping Centre at “Playford Alive” ($16 million), Aberfoyle Park (4.4 million),  Waikerie Tenancy ($3 million) and Golden Grove ($2.9 million).  Sarah delivered all of them on time. In fact, the Golden Grove project was completed in just 11 weeks and the Playford project was delivered well ahead of schedule, despite losing 18 days due to inclement weather.

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.

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.

Make an appointment to discuss your next project with Sarah Constructions