Sydney Metro finds its designer in Metron joint venture

A new joint venture Metron has been awarded a contract to design six railway stations within the $8 billion Sydney Metro project.

Image: Transport for NSW

The ambitious Sydney Metro project, which the New South Wales government plans for 31 stations and 66km of new rail for the Sydney metropolitan area, has found a new station design team.

The state government’s transport arm, Transport for NSW has awarded a tender to the joint venture Metron, which is a collaboration between Arcadis and Mott McDonald, including associate organisations Robert Bird Group, Foster + Partners, Architectus, WT Partnership and McKenzie Group Consulting.

Under the new tender, the joint venture will design the new Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and Waterloo stations.

The Sydney Metro project is the largest public transport infrastructure project in Australia, valued at $8.3 billion with Stage 1 Sydney Metro Northwest from Rouse Hill to Chatswood due to open in 2019, and Stage 2, Sydney Metro City and Southwest, a more complex project that extends the network under Sydney Harbour and through the CBD to Sydney’s south west expected to open in 2024.

GovNews recently spoke to Sydney Metro Program Director Rodd Staples about how the project is going, who said the project will bring an “enormous” increase in overall public transport capacity across the metropolitan area.

“Our overall rail network will increase capacity by more than 60 per cent, so that is laying a substantial foundation for many years of growth,” Mr Staples told GovNews.

Architectus is an Australian practice, which already has a few other related projects in its resume, including the Canberra Capital Metro project valued at $700 million, the Melbourne Airport T2 Expansion valued at $330 million, Melbourne’s Public Transport Corporation Train Maintenance Facility valued at $15 million, and the Queensland Rail Roma St Heritage Building valued at $4.6 million.

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