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Southern Cross Station Redevelopment

Docklands VIC

Year Completed // 2007
Client // Leighton Contractors / Civic Nexus
Architect // Grimshaw Jackson JV
Project Value // AU$700M
Services // Structural Engineering
Location // Docklands, VIC

Southern Cross Station, the redeveloped and revitalised Spencer Street Station, is located on the western side of Melbourne’s central business district. With its close proximity to the growing Docklands area, Southern Cross Station acts as an efficient and comprehensive public transport hub for commuters, providing connections to bus services, metropolitan, regional and interstate trains, trams and taxis.

A key design feature of the station is the large span wave-form roof; the undulating structure was developed to assist with the extraction of diesel fumes and other air contaminants, by way of a louvred natural ventilation system. Whilst the north-west and south-west winds are essential to the operation of the ventilation system, the roof also serves as a means of sheltering passengers from the sun, wind and rain. Passenger amenities within the station include retail tenancies, a food court, waiting areas, baggage-handling and information systems; a two-storey office ‘pod’ beneath the roof provides accommodation for station administrative staff.

The development also features above-rail air-rights commercial developments ‘664 Collins Street’, a medium-rise office and carpark development, and ‘West End Plaza’, a major retail centre with associated carparking and roadway access.

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