Dazzling screen and lighting upgrades put Adelaide Oval on the world stage
Sarah Constructions partnered with Mott MacDonald, Kojo, Philips Lighting and fellow South Australian Companies, Programmed Electrical Technologies and Big Screen Video to manage the installation of a world class LED and lighting upgrades to Adelaide Oval. The bespoke electrical works have put Adelaide Oval on the global stage, bringing it in line with the AV capabilities of the world’s best stadiums, attracting more international artists and adding serious “wow” factor to sporting events.
From project inception, Sarah Constructions Design Manager Sean Aplin provided pre-construction expertise on this highly technical project brief, with the construction phase led by NAWIC award-winning Project Manager Melisha Willington. The Sarah team programmed and coordinated the complex technical upgrades; including roof lighting and cable replacement, 360 degree LED on ground and tiered levels, plus a centralised control system for synchronised displays (watch the video illustration).
Working within a live stadium environment produced multiple programming challenges throughout the AFL Finals, SANFL Finals, the transition to cricket season, A League soccer and other sell out events. With high-risk works on multiple fronts and a demanding construction schedule, Sarah collaborated with specialist subcontractors early in the tender process to produce a detailed and bespoke construction methodology; not only to afford all site workers optimum safety assurances, but also to allow all major public events to go ahead according to the client’s schedule.
- Winner 2018 AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards (SA Chapter) Commercial Construction Up to $5 Million
- Winner 2018 AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards (National Chapter) Commercial Construction Up to $5 Million