Joint Venture to provide civil design for the $2.6B Sydney Gateway

Concept image of the Gateway flyover along Qantas Drive, courtesy of Transport for NSW.

The civil engineering design contract for the $2.6 billion Sydney Gateway Motorway project has been awarded to a Joint Venture.

Arcadis and AECOM will undertake the design work alongside the construction Joint Venture comprising John Holland and Seymour Whyte.

BG&E has been engaged by the construction team, the John Holland Seymour White Joint Venture, to provide the detailed design for the 19 bridges included in the project. About half of the bridges have complex designs requiring new and innovative design. BG&E’s team will also undertake design services for the structural temporary works, as well as durability for the entire project.

Sydney Gateway will be a new above ground, toll-free route connecting St Peters interchange on the WestConnex to Sydney Airport, through Port Botany and beyond. Sustainable transport solutions will be part of the design.

A new pedestrian path will also be constructed alongside the road, to link Alexandra Canal and the domestic airport terminals.

Malcolm McDowall, CEO of Australia Pacific Arcadis, said the Sydney Gateway project is an incredibly important project for the Sydney community and for the overall NSW transport strategy, and we are thrilled to be part of the team bringing this to life.

“The project will strengthen Sydney’s position as a global city, supporting the growth of the economy and industry in the airport precinct,” McDowall said.

“Arcadis, in a design joint venture with AECOM, will support John Holland/Seymour Whyte design and construction partnership, which was recently announced as the delivery partner by Transport for NSW.”

Richard Barrett, AECOM’s chief executive, Australia New Zealand said the infrastructure pipeline in Sydney is very strong, and we are partnering with our clients to help deliver their projects through our innovative technical solutions and our commitment to digital engineering.

“The Sydney Gateway project, is a great example of a career defining growth opportunity for our people which gives us the confidence to continue to invest in our graduate program, recruit experienced hires and deepen our digital capability across Australia and New Zealand.”

Matthew Ing, Director and Transport Lead – New South Wales (NSW) at BG&E said this is a substantial win for the team. I’m extremely proud of what we have accomplished to date, which started with the tender design for this project, in November 2019.

“I am also looking forward to working closely with our client and other stakeholders on this project. Sydney Gateway will provide employment opportunities and be an important part of the State’s infrastructure-led recovery.”


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