- Article by Online Contributor
Woods Bagot, as part of a design consortium, has been awarded the contract to design the new Crows Nest metro railway station.
The Crows Nest Design Consortium is led by SMEC, a multidisciplinary and professional services engineering company, and includes its partners Woods Bagot (architect), Robert Bird Group (sister company to SMEC), NDY, and Oculus (landscape).
Embedded in the Sydney Metro Northwest and City & Southwest development project since its initiation, the Consortium brings demonstrated design, engineering and building expertise.
Woods Bagot principal, John Prentice, describes the alliance as a “meeting of valuable lessons learnt and fresh ideas”.
“The consortium partners have combined our triumphs. We’re working together in a dedicated project office for productive collaboration amongst disciplines and stakeholders. It will be a shared vision that gets delivered, taking a crafted approach to the station and Crows Nest’s future,” says Prentice.
The integrated station development (ISD) proposes new community facilities and public space. Four buildings are planned – two residential, one commercial office space and a building that could be either a hotel or commercial office space.
SMEC project manager Sav Dell’Aquila attributes the success of the Crows Nest Consortium to a ‘perfect meeting’ of highly motivated professionals.
“In keeping with Sydney Metro’s vision of building a world-class metro, our team prepared a winning bid that was both architecturally pleasing and constructible,” said Dell’Aquila.
Woods Bagot is also leading the design of the Sydney Metro upgrade to Central Station in collaboration with John McAslan and Partners, another key component of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.
Crows Nest Station is due to reach completion in 2024.