Newtown Station Redevelopment

Client

Transport for NSW

Project Value

$35m

Work Description

Design and Documentation 

The $35 million upgrade to Newtown Railway Station opened to the public early on Monday 29th October 2012. The new station has made a huge and positive impact upon the community and town centre within a significant urban and heritage design context. The station upgrade includes:

A new centrally located overbridge concourse with new ticketing office, staff facilities and public toilets; New lifts and stairs to the platform and a new entry to Thomas Street, which adaptively re0using the heritage listed tram offices and King Street buildings; A new public forecourt and elegant covered walkway between King Street and a new station building; Interpretative heritage signage of the existing tram trachs and an interpretative public art wall. 

Initially, the Government Architects Office (GAO) was engaged to provide an assessment of design options. In deference to the existing heritage buildings on site, the GAO kept the forms of the concept sketch design simple. From the concepts, CCG as Principal Lead Consultant carried out significant design development, detail design, documentation and construction services for this project. 

The staging and interfacing work was identified and documented by CCG. Some of the difficult issues that had to be considered in the design were staging and constructability, soil contamination, archaeological excavation, heritage interpretation and signage strategy, limited weekend possessions, sustainable design (rainwater tanks, solar hot water & LED lights), impact loading of structures, anti-vandal design and finishes, and low maintenance. The design also allowed for future proofing planning for a new future platform with stairs and lift down to this platform.

The Newtown Station Redevelopment was an outstanding project, being one of five others selected as a finalist for the City of Sydney Lord Mayor's Architectural Award for a building that significantly contributed to the urban environment. The project was also shortlisted two years running for an AIA award, as well as being a finalist in the 2014 "API NSW Excellence in Property Awards" for both the Property Development Award and the Heritage Award.

Newtown Station Redevelopment