DesignInc provided Architectural Design and Documentation through to Construction Services for both the Station and Interchange under a guaranteed maximum price and time contract between our client Bovis Lend Lease, The Department of Transport and City Rail.
The design of the Interchange and Station features 22 bus stands, 3 bus set down areas, 1 escalator to concourse, 1 lift to concourse, 2 lifts to bus stand, and accommodating a peak hour loading of 7,200 passengers. The station building form was generated from the spread and simplification of passenger flows. The building form like many of City Rail’s station buildings is that of an elevated bridge structure insisting a number of key elements comprising:
- An entrance fronting Station Street that emerges out of the falling ground line.
- Finger like elevated walkways linking to the Interchange below.
- A radiating concourse plan form.
- Radiatingand stepped roof profile.
The rail corridor separates the CBD from the parkland and the industrial estates on both sides of the Georges River. The station design makes provision for pedestrian links to these areas.
At Liverpool Transport Centre the Station Architecture was significantly influenced by not only the commuter flows but the urban requirement to create a civic focus to the main street, to respect the existing heritage station and to address the predominant elevated views to the Georges River reserves.
The requirement for urban fit dominated our approach to the extent that we introduced a level forecourt on a steeply sloping site at the entrance of the station. This levelling of the forecourt entrance not only ‘married’ the elevated concourse to the main street through the creation of a civic space but significantly minimised the height differential between footpath and concourse proper.
The rectalinear geometry of the eastern facade positioned at 90o to the axis of the heritage station building responds positively to the existing ground hugging heritage sandstone building such that the contrasting architectural styles enrich each other and reflect the different eras of public transport.
New South Wales
State Rail Authority/Bovis Lend Lease