Olympic Standard Sports Facilities Using International Market Leading Materials
With their brand new multipurpose facility, St Mary’s College sets a new benchmark for basketball and netball facilities in Adelaide. The West Terrace development features a basketball court with Olympic standard flooring, a full size indoor gym and art department classrooms. As part of the project, the existing heritage Boylan Building was also refurbished. The unique façade makes an impressive statement in a high traffic area and features zinc and translucent Rodeca© cladding used for the very first time in South Australia.
St Mary’s College engaged Sarah Constructions on the basis that everything could be ready for the 2019 school intake. Sarah’s solutions focus and close working relationship with the architect meant the project was completed ahead of time. Excellent communication and efficiency audits enabled the project team to mitigate delays and the school to continue daily operations uninterrupted.
The West Terrace Sports Hall is cladded with Rodeca© Polycarbonate material from Germany, which is renowned for its excellent thermal and acoustic properties and VM Zinc cladding, creating a bold, highly visible public face. For St Mary’s College, this unique project is already paying dividends in terms of the positive feedback and enquiries they have received.
Sarah worked with St Mary’s College to offer active involvement and learning programs for their students as part of the construction project; you can learn more about it here: https://sarah.com.au/st-marys-college-embracing-construction/
- High Commendation 2019 Australian Institute of Building Professional Excellence in Building Awards (SA Chapter) - Commercial Construction $1 Million to $25 Million
“The relationship between Sarah’s Project Team and my key staff was exemplary from the outset. Their day to day communication with the school was outstanding, allowing us to manage the inevitable disruptions caused by a building program on a tight city campus.
On top of the details related to building, members of the team were willing to offer additional learning programs for our students connected with the project. This was extremely valuable in enhancing our STEM programs. In doing this, they connected us with other women working in the organisation who provided good role models for our students.
It was evident that every effort is made to live out their mission to build great relationships.”