Bringing Landmark Sports Construction To The Adelaide Hills

With four basketball courts of international standard, the new St Francis De Sales Community Sports Centre is one of the most modern and impressive school sports facilities in South Australia.  The first stage in a $27 million dollar development, with funding from both the State Government and Mount Barker District Council, represents a major commitment to providing outstanding facilities and progressive approaches to learning in the Adelaide Hills.

More than a decade in the making, St Francis De Sales College engaged Sarah Constructions to deliver their landmark vision.  The key remit was to ensure completion in time for the start of the basketball season, while safeguarding students and teachers on site during the construction phase.  Sarah implemented an accelerated program to ensure the client’s deadline could be met, while balancing priority site access for students.

The new sports centre was hailed as “the most significant ever undertaken by Catholic Education South Australia” at the dramatic unveiling in November.  For St Francis De Sales College and Mount Barker District Council, this flagship project supports families in the Adelaide Hills to be able to thrive, learn and lead locally.

“Sarah Constructions were able to accommodate the requirements of a construction program that required isolating a building site within the confines of an active educational community and in a manner that saw the construction completed on time, and within our budgeted expectations”.

Paul McCabe, Business Manager - St Francis de Sales College

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