High-end projects for Adelaide’s oldest school of higher learning.
The University of Adelaide’s Infrastructure Investment Programme is all about planning for the future, specifically technology and facilities around its campus. The infrastructure strategy guides the overall direction and priorities, and then the Design and Construct Managing Contractor makes it a reality. Since 2013, that Contractor has been Sarah.
- Winner 2018 MBA Excellence in Commercial Fitout over $5 Million
Design Challenges and Creative Solutions
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 work to date wouldn’t have been a success, without Sarah’s collaborative approach, to working alongside the consultants and the University’s dedicated project teams. Sarah’s team has also worked closely with cost planners, to ensure that the strict budgets aren’t exceeded.
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 a detailed plan 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.
University of Adelaide Helen Mayo Immersion Room
This project consisted of converting the existing teaching space into a circular area suitable for the projection of 360 degree images.
This required a new fitout to accommodate the installation of an Igloo 360 Projection Dome. Creating the effect of virtual reality without requiring a headset, students are able to practise within any scenario or event. In addition, a media suite was built for the creation of bespoke 3D imagery.
This 360 simulation lab is the first of its kind in SA. The industry-leading Igloo product had to be procured and shipped from the UK. The staging of audio visual services, management of acoustics and commissioning of this critical product were of paramount importance.