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.


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.

The lower level of the tower will include a 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.

Campbelltown Memorial Oval Constructions

Campbelltown Memorial Oval

Campbelltown City Council
- Recreation - $7.1 Million

The Campbelltown Memorial Oval Sport Hub is a landmark project for the Campbelltown Council as it celebrates 150 years of service.

Through a competitive Lump Sum Tender, Sarah Constructions have been appointed as the Builder of Choice and are excited to continue the working relationship based on trust, ability and a customer focused approach.

The multi-purpose hub will host and home a range of sporting disciplines including football, touch football, cricket and darts. The structure comprises a mixture of materials including concrete, structural steel, precast, light weight cladding products and aluminium glazing. A tiered seating and function terrace overlooks the oval which will cater for spectators with the ability to hold social events.  Internally, the ground floor will have home and away change rooms, storage facilities, amenities and a hall with the first level consisting of a bar, function room and offices.

Construction commenced in February 2018 with an expected completion in November 2018.

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 January 2019.

The animation of the project can be viewed here

St Francis de Sales College

St Francis de Sales College Multi Purpose Hall

Catholic Church Endowment Society Incorporated
- Education - $8.5 Million

This four court 4000sqm $8.5 million project is a  significant project for the College as well as the local hills community. Unparalleled in size and scope for school based facilities in South Australia this building will meet all of the requirements for competition to international standard as required by the Federation of International Basketball Associations.

This capital development is one of the most significant ever undertaken by Catholic Education South Australia.  It is a strong vote of confidence in the role St Francis de Sales College has to play in expanding to meet the growing demand of families in Mount Barker and surrounds for high quality educational opportunities for children from ages 3 to 18 in the community. Sarah are looking forward to the challenges of constructing such a facility which include maintaining student access to adjacent facilities through a series of manned access gates and the planning and execution of the structural steel roof structure which spans 75m.


Lutheran Homes Community Centre Architectural Image

Lutheran Homes Community Centre

Lutheran Homes
- Aged Care - $3.5 Million

The new Lutheran Homes Community Centre will provide a much-needed upgrade to the central hub of the Glynde Lutheran community. The development will provide an aesthetically appeasing facility for the community to meet for social events, classes or recreational activities. Along with the new Community Centre, an extension to the Church and outdoor area will provide a meeting area for the community pre or post Church service whilst enjoying a BBQ or a pizza from the wood pizza oven under the new BBQ canopy. The carpark will also be expanded to provide desired carparks for the community.

Sarah Construction will undertake the upgrade in 3 stages to maintain Church services for the community.

  • Stage 1 will consist of the demolition and construction of a new Community Centre, Church foyer extension and BBQ canopy, \ upgrade of the mechanical system to the Church, new Church cross, landscaping and new canopy to the Church entrance.
  • Stage 2 will consist of the demolition of the existing Admin building for the expansion of the carparking facility.

The external façade of the building will provide an iconic development to the area with the implementation of curved and angled masonry bricks whilst maintaining the character in the area. This building will be guaranteed to turn heads.

Construction commenced in January 2018 with an expected completion in December 2018.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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