Contractors win $100m Stadium Station job

19/03/2015 - 14:42

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Construction contractors Laing O’Rourke and AECOM have been selected to build the train station and associated railway infrastructure at the new Perth Stadium, in a deal worth $100 million.

Contractors win $100m Stadium Station job
An artist's impression of the new Stadium Station.

Construction contractors Laing O’Rourke and AECOM have been selected to build the train station and associated railway infrastructure at the new Perth Stadium, in a deal worth $100 million.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the six-platform Stadium Station would have the capacity to allow up to 28,000 passengers to depart the new venue within an hour of an event.

“This contract will involve not only building the Stadium Station, but also significant rail works, including infrastructure that will enable Transperth to store up to 117 railcars on the Burswood Peninsula, ready for use at the end of a game,” Mr Nalder said.

Laing O’Rourke and AECOM will begin work shortly in order to finish on schedule with a completion date in late 2017, which will allow time for the infrastructure to be tested in the lead-up to the 2018 AFL season.

“When complete, Stadium Station will be the second-largest station on Transperth’s network – with six platforms connected by two pedestrian concourses, each with multiple passenger lifts for access by people with mobility issues,” Mr Nalder said.

About 11 passenger lifts will be installed to provide access to platforms.

The transport projects for the new Perth Stadium also include a pedestrian footbridge linking the stadium site to East Perth and a dedicated bus facility on the peninsula to load up to 20 buses at a time.

The total transport component of the new stadium is about $358 million.

Mr Nalder said it will take a construction workforce of about 1,800 to 2,000 to complete the various contracts for the new Perth Stadium’s transport components.

Earlier in the month, Henderson-based engineering and construction firm Civmec won a $73 million contract to supply and install more than 14,000 tonnes of steel for the Perth Stadium. Singapore-listed Civmec has also been in th news lately due to its share price fall in the wake of a major shareholder selling out. Its shares have nearly halved in recent weeks, most of which occurred this week, but rebounded slightly today. 

 

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