Sagle transforms its head office

Sagle Constructions recently completed an external and internal refurbishment of its Findon premises. 

The project, which was completed over three days, included an upgrade to the building’s façade, new signage and paint to match corporate branding, and the implementation of an open-plan office design with ten new workstations. 
Sagle Constructions General Manger Daniel Lees said the aim of the refurbishment was to create a more productive workspace to cater for Sagle’s growing team. 
“We purchased the property nearly nine years ago and the environment was becoming unproductive."
“With the addition of three new staff members in the last 18 months, as well new branding, we felt it was the right time to upgrade, ” Daniel said. 
“It was important to create a space that was aesthetically pleasing as well as functional."
“Our aim was to showcase the products we offer our clients and enable them to see what services we can provide to value add to their business, ” he said. 
The result was a fresh, contemporary look and feel, more natural light, and an enhanced work environment with fewer partitions and improved acoustics. 
The fitout incorporated: 

For more information on how Sagle can help you achieve the right office fitout solution for your business, contact the team on 08 8268 5444 or

Works completed on Ellex Medical manufacturing facility

Sagle Constructions has finished work on a new purpose-built manufacturing facility for Ellex Medical Lasers.  Sagle was appointed by the Adelaide based ophthalmic manufacturing company in December 2016 to build a machine shop as part of its new corporate headquarters at Mawson Lakes. 
A global leader in medical technologies, Ellex designs, develops, manufactures and sells innovative products that help eye surgeons around the world to effectively and efficiently treat eye disease. 
The project, designed by Piteo Design and has an overall footprint of 1800m2 including machine shop, offices, wet area, and storage space.  
Stages included an early works package beginning in January 2017, followed by the base-build for the machine shop which commenced in March 2017 with an 18-week build program. 
The services component of the project (electrical, mechanical, hydraulic) was introduced to the base build scope of works and delivered on a cost-plus basis. 
Sagle Constructions General Manger Daniel Lees said it’s a testament to the quality of the Sagle team to deliver key client outcomes on such a tight timeframe. 
“We are extremely grateful to have Tom Cree, our newest staff member and Senior Project Manager, take on this difficult schedule as his first project for Sagle, with Site Manager Patrick Sherry."
“Tom’s experience and attention to detail, along with Pat’s exceptional trade management has been first class – despite the incredibly tight timeframe, they hit every milestone, ” Daniel said. 
Daniel said the success of the project was due to a great partnership between both companies. 
“We worked closely to get a sound understanding of Ellex’s operational timeframe to plan works precisely and ensure limited delay. 
“We feel privileged to have provided Ellex with a pivotal resource to further improve their operational capacity and work with their fantastic management team.” 
Key features include: 

Challenges encountered: 

Sagle completes G8 Education Early Learning Facility

Sagle has completed the construction of a G8 Education Early Learning Centre at Marion SA, it’s first project for property development company

Leyton Property.

The 108 place centre, which took 14 weeks to complete, opened in January 2018 under the name Casa Bambini.

Sagle was engaged by Leyton Property Managing Director Hamish Brown to build the purpose-built facility for G8 Education, a leading provider of quality care and education facilities across Australia and Singapore.

Sagle Constructions General Manger Daniel Lees said, “Childcare facilities are an integral part of the community and we are extremely grateful to be able to deliver this project for Hamish and the Leyton Property team.”

“The project timeframe was tight to ensure the facility could open in January and working closely with Hamish was key to ensure client outcomes were delivered on time.”

The project scope of work included demolition of the existing structure and the construction of a new state of the art centre, incorporating a large outdoor play space and landscaping.

Designed by Bell Architecture, the centre features four activity spaces for different age groups, staff offices and commercial cooking facilities.
The building is characterised by a feature structural steel canopy at the front of the building with an expressed joint hooped pine soffit, giving the building a more commercial look and feel.

Sagle worked closely with the client to ensure the facility was tailored to suit a specific set of needs, and to ensure compliance with relevant authorities and education codes.

To view a video of the completed facility, CLICK HERE.
To view Sagle’s other education facility projects, CLICK HERE.

Sagle awarded contract to deliver new flagship home for Australian Clinical Labs

Sagle Constructions has been engaged by Leyton Property to build the new home for Pathology Specialists Australian Clinical Labs. Upon completion early next year, the facility will become the most technologically advanced pathology laboratory in South Australia.

Construction has commenced on the all-new $15 million facility within the Airport Business District at Adelaide Airport. The 2,500sqm purpose-built laboratory will include state-of-the-art pathology facilities, as well as modern staff accommodation, warehousing and 133 car parks for staff and visitors.

Sagle Constructions General Manager, Daniel Lees said “Our experienced team have ensured the lab equipment and its future functionality have been at the core of both the design and construction phases.

“We are proud to deliver this state of the art medical facility and add its successful completion to our growing portfolio of medical industry developments,” he said.


Sagle completes new headquarters for Puretec at Lonsdale SA

Sagle was proud to be appointed the design and construct contractor for the new state of the art headquarters for Puretec – a national premium manufacturer of water filtration products.

Located in Lonsdale SA, the building incorporates a two-storey office (800m2 floor space over two floors) and warehousing (circa 3 x 900m2 warehouse – 12m high).

The project was designed by leading Adelaide architects Walter Brooke with inspiration taken from the very product the client specialises in developing, manufacturing and selling.

Walter Brooke Designer Justin Wight said, “Water filters work very similar to each other – dirty water enters a chamber and as it passes through four or more separated layers of different media, the water is cleaned.

“It was important that this part be recreated on the facade building. To do this each layer of media was represented by either one of the two aluminium composite panel colours, clear glass or colour back glass. They stack vertically to recreate a length of repeating water filters.”

“Copper was a natural choice for the entry feature and added the wow factor because of its age-old history with water, shiny when installed and now a dull brown the material will continue to morph with time and exposure to moisture.”

Internal elements included polished concrete floors to carpet tile transitions, specialist custom joinery and an open plan office area.

Ongoing consultation with the client was integral to ensure changing needs throughout the project were met and the project was delivered within the 12-month period.

Sagle celebrates ACL milestone with tour of facility

Sagle has treated key project stakeholders including the end users to a special preview of the new $15 million home for Pathology Specialists, Australian Clinical Labs (ACL), which is currently being constructed at Adelaide Airport’s Business District.

Representatives from ACL and Leyton Property, together with the Sagle project team, enjoyed a BBQ and behind the scenes tour of the facility, which is due to open in November, four weeks ahead of schedule.

The get together was a chance to walk the space and get a feel for the operational layout of the facilty

Sagle Constructions General Manager Daniel Lees said, “The project has been a complex undertaking requiring detailed documentation, coordination, site management and integration of multiple building services.”

“We are pleased to be tracking ahead of schedule and are full of praise for our project team and their commitment to deliver this important facility.”

Sagle was engaged by Leyton Property to build the new facility, which upon completion, will become the most technologically advanced pathology laboratory in South Australia.

The 2,500sqm purpose-built laboratory will include state-of-the-art pathology facilities, as well as modern staff accommodation, warehousing and 133 car parks for staff and visitors.

View the time-lapse video which showcases the beginning of the project through to the pouring of the slab.

New depot completed for Direct Freight Express

Sagle has completed construction of a new depot for Direct Freight Express, Australia’s largest family owned and operated express road carrier service.

Located in Cavan South Australia, the new depot includes a warehouse, office, mezzanine and recessed docks designed for fleet distribution.

Sagle was engaged to design and construct the facility in October 2017 following the successful delivery of a depot on the same property for Direct Freight in 2011.

The new depot was built to meet the needs of Direct Freight’s growing business and allow for more distribution throughout South Australia.

Sagle Business Director Gary Lees said it was great to continue to build on a great relationship with the Direct Freight team to deliver the project on time and within budget.

“We pride ourselves on developing strong relationships with our clients and we are pleased that Direct Freight entrusted us to deliver another key project.”

“Having worked with Direct Freight before, we understand operational requirements which enables us to ensure that it was a positive and successful building experience,” Gary said.

The building’s superstructure features an industrial precast dado wall with metal Colorbond cladding above.

The main front elevation was designed to include a combination of Alucobond, ExoTec and painted precast, a simple but effective entry to the site

The building also features a 39.1m clear span portal frame to the warehouse with a 5m canter livered canopy to driveways.

Maughan Thiem Kia dealership opened

Sagle has completed a new exciting showroom for Maughan Thiem Kia at Port Road, Cheltenham.

Launched in August 2018, the showroom stocks the latest new Kia vehicle range and further strengthens the Kia brand in South Australia.

Sagle was engaged to design and construct the project which took eight months to build and was designed to meet Kia’s style guide specifications.

The building features striking 4.6m high double-glazed aluminum windows which form the front of the showroom along with alucobond facias and a branded curved canopy.

Regular communication with all members of the project team was necessary throughout the entire construction process to ensure Kia’s changing requirements were met and the correct finishes were delivered without significant timeline impacts.

Sagle’s project team was responsible for negotiation with council to appease the requirements of the Category 2 Assessment.

Sagle General Manager Daniel Lees said the team was pleased to deliver another successful project for the Maughan Theim Group.

“Maughan Thiem is one of our most valued clients and the trust they placed in our team to deliver a Kia showroom was evident throughout the build.”

“We are pleased to deliver such a quality dealership and further strengthen our relationship with an iconic Adelaide company.”

Sagle proud to partner with Airefrig Australia

Sagle recently completed construction of a $3m warehouse and office for Airefrig Australia in Wingfield SA.

The warehouse is one of 12 owned by the Australian refrigeration wholesale distribution company.

The building was constructed using concrete precast panels and structural steel with the exterior featuring frameless ‘supergrey’ glazing.

Internal finishes include fully insulated ceiling below mezzanine floor with grid ceilings and internal aluminium glass office partitions.

Sagle Constructions Business Director Gary Lees said Sagle was proud to partner with such a respected family owned business.

“Airefrig’s delivery model and the way they do business is much like ours – built on trust, integrity, hard work and a commitment to provide exceptional customer service. Their daughters are involved, much like our sons are and they take great pride in what they deliver.”

“We formed a great working relationship, understood their needs and were able to be flexible to accommodate the changes required. Their understanding of the process made it a positive and successful experience – it really highlighted the value of a true design and construct project.”

Airefrig Australia Managing Director Bill Treby said, “We engaged Sagle Constructions to handle our building project as we believed they had the experience and ability to take charge from the very beginning.”

“This included land acquisition assistance, remediation, planning options, planning approvals, construction options to suit our business all executed through to completion with a very professional and high standard of workmanship.”

“As we reside in Western Australia, we must commend Sagle’s exceptional communication and advice received during this project.”