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Master Builders commercial member Laing O’Rourke has been selected to transform Sydney’s Central Station in a $955 million project.
Laing O‘Rourke  will build the new Sydney Metro platforms at Central and Central Walk -  a major part of the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project. 
Cathal O’Rourke, managing director at Laing O’Rourke, said: “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.”

New Sydney Metro platforms will be built about 27m below the existing platform level, together with a new pedestrian concourse Central Walk – providing a connection from the new Metro platforms to Chalmers Street. The development should bring urban transformation to the south of Sydney CBD.
More than 270,000 people use the station daily, with that number expected to rise to 450,000 in the next two decades. 
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said: “This is the start of Central’s long-awaited renewal, bringing new entrances and simpler interchanges that will make life so much easier for customers.”

In the biggest improvement to the station in decades, customers will be able to connect between light rail, suburban and inter-city trains, the new Sydney Metro and buses.
Main project features include:

  • Construction  of Central Walk – a 19m-wide tunnel from Chalmers Street, linking to new Metro platforms under Central Station
  • Construction of a new world-class Metro station
  • Renewal of the historic Central Station
  • A new feature roof to the Northern Concourse that will transform the space and emphasise the historic features of the Central Electric Building

Laing O’Rourke will deliver the project alongside global architecture firm Woods Bagot and its partner John McAslan + Partners, and with one of the world’s leading design partnerships comprising GHD and Auerecon.

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