BUILDING THE NATIONíS FUTURE

by GLG Greenlife Group

The landscape construction for five new Super Schools has been GLG GreenLife Group’s largest project in South Australia to date.

South Australia’s new Super Schools will replace 20 existing schools and preschools in the north, inner-north and north-western suburbs of Adelaide. The schools will cater for up to 4645 students and provide childcare places for a further 290 children.

The comprehensive construction services included site surveys, achieving correct bench levels, construction of drought-tolerant garden beds, construction and establishment of sports playing fields, construction and establishment of dry grassland areas, construction and installation of playgrounds including unique sandpits, installation of complex irrigation systems including mainline installation, and soil and compaction testing.

GLG GreenLife Group was engaged by national building company, Hansen Yuncken, to provide landscape construction services for five of the six new Super Schools in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. The project consisted of construction and maintenance of drought-tolerant sports turf and garden beds throughout the school sites, including site surveillance and soil testing. All garden beds required mulching to cater for drought conditions and GLG was responsible for the supply and installation of over 150,000 plants of various species and size.

GLG provided sports turf construction, including site preparation, turf sodding and hydro-seeding of the sports fields. Forward planning ensured the sports fields would be established prior to the intense traffic on the surfaces following the opening of the Super Schools. Over 35,000 tonne of material was brought onto the five sites, and the irrigation systems included both sub-surface watering and sprinkler irrigation systems to garden beds and turf areas. Water to supply the irrigations systems was harvested on-site and stored in rainwater tanks.

GLG ensured each site was resourced with a team of skilled personnel which included qualified landscapers, team leaders and landscape construction supervisors, backed up by contract managers to ensure the project progressed on schedule and on budget. Inclement weather caused delays for some trades, but, with a systematic approach, GLG worked with the various construction and design teams on-site to meet timelines. All Super School projects had very firm schedules and GLG was able to continually meet these throughout the project with a structured and dedicated team approach.

Originally known as Grounds & Gardens, GLG GreenLife Group has grown into one of Australia’s leading open space specialists, providing a diverse range of landscape construction, open space maintenance and project management services. With its strong environmental focus, GLG applies its philosophy of “build, maintain and sustain” to all of its open space projects throughout Australia.

The company’s success in meeting and exceeding the needs of its diverse client base is built on a constant commitment to professionalism in all areas of its operations.

Contact:
GLG GreenLife Group Pty Ltd
Ph: 1300 738 287
Web: www.glgcorp.com

Project Particulars:
Landscape Construction: GLG GreenLife Group
Area Landscaped: Over 22 Hectares
Contract Value: $6 million
Plant/Tree Quantities: Over 150,000 



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