Sarah Promotes Discovery and Adventure for Young Learners

Torrens Valley Christian School is a multi-denominational, co-educational school located in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, and home to more than 600 students from Reception to Year 12.

In 2022, after an Early Contractor Involvement Phase, Sarah Constructions was engaged to deliver Stage 2 of the School’s Master Plan – a stunning new Primary School Building to replace older classrooms.

Completed in early 2024, the $10M redevelopment and associated landscaping works provides adaptable and flexible spaces for staff and students, modern technology and amenities, and nature play and outdoor learning spaces to promote discovery and adventure.

After carefully planning for logistics and access to minimise the impacts on the school community and residents, Sarah commenced deconstruction of several older transportable buildings and a tennis court to make way for the new two-storey building, including general learning areas (GLA), breakout rooms, toilets, kitchens, and staff areas.

During construction, students continued their education in a suite of adjacent transportable classrooms, and works were carefully communicated and planned to reduce noise impacts to young learners.

Once the new building was complete and students and staff had moved into their new home in Term 4 2023, Sarah’s team deconstructed the vacated classrooms to construct new car packing facilities and landscaping.

Despite the challenges of a constrained labour market and material shortages, Sarah’s transparent, open and collaborative approach was welcomed by the school and its consultants, and has resulted in a high-quality, fit-for-purpose redevelopment that will be enjoyed by the community for many decades.

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