Modular methods were employed by Ausco Modular during the construction of Adelaide United’s new training facility at Ridley Reserve to substantially reduce project timeframes. On-site work and construction only took about three months to complete from the time Ausco turned the sod on the $700,000 project.

Ausco Modular South Australia Business Development Manager Chris White said that modular construction methods enabled them to slash construction timeframes to less than a third of the time of a traditional build without compromising the look and feel or quality of the building.

Mr White explained that modular was the best solution for this facility for its ability to provide the quickest possible turnaround without sacrificing quality or aesthetics. Describing the new facility as a permanent modular design that was not intended to be taken down or moved, he said the construction met the same standards as a traditional build and will have the same lifespan.

The Ausco Modular project team worked with the City of Playford to ensure the building design was tailored to the specific needs of the club and would serve them for the long term. Every element of the facility was customised right down to the change rooms to ensure they were not only modern and user-friendly but also reflected the image of the club.

Adelaide United Chief Executive Michael Petrillo said he was extremely happy and pleased with the work proposed and delivered by Ausco. He added that having this brand new dedicated training facility to call home was an exciting development for the club and will help ensure their players got the best training environment possible.

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