Contract awarded for $955M Sydney Metro upgrade

Laing O’Rourke will undertake a $955 million project to build the new Sydney Metro platforms at Central and Central Walk.

The platforms are a key component of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project and are part of Australia’s biggest commuter hub.

Laing O’Rourke will undertake a $955 million project to build the new Sydney Metro platforms at Central and Central Walk.
Photo: Laing O’Rourke

Over 250,000 people pass through Central station every day, with that number expected to grow to 450,000 in the next 20 years.

He project will include the construction of a 19 metre wide tunnel from Chalmers street to link new metro platforms under Central station, construction of a new metro station, renewal of Central Station, and build a new feature roof to the Northern Concourse that will aim to emphasis the historic features of the Central Electric Building.

Laing O’Rourke Managing Director Cathal O’Rourke said the company was thrilled to deliver another pivotal piece of Sydney’s infrastructure.

“We have a strong track record in complex transport precincts around the world – and with this experience we have assembled a team who will deliver a world-class result for the NSW Government, the people of Sydney and the businesses and customers who rely on Central every day,” Mr O’Rourke said.

“Our recent experience delivering the $100 million upgrade of Wynyard Station allowed us to develop construction techniques that will ensure minimal disruption throughout the life of the project. The station needs to be kept running, and its history and heritage protected, as we also upgrade it to the modern transport solution Metro offers.”

Laing O’Rourke will work with Woods Bagot, John McAslan + Partners, GHD, and Aurecon.

The project aims to revitalise the area around the south of the Sydney CBD.


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