Sydney Metro Northwest
“New levels of amenity and access for Sydney’s newest metro rail line”
Hassell / Vert Design
Scope of Work
Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover
Overseen by Transport for NSW, Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT) is responsible for the design and delivery of Sydney’s new generation metro train network. As part of their expansive brief, Fleetwood won a competitive tender to deliver a series of custom shelters and public furniture installations in multiple sites across the NRT network. The large and often complex project saw us work closely with NRT design partners Hassell and Vert Design.
Post awarding of the project, Fleetwood was heavily involved in fine-tuning the concepts created by Vert Design. This included providing extensive budget testing and rationalising of the concepts in preparation for construction and installation. Once these were approved, Fleetwood was responsible for all shop detailing, manufacturing and installation on-site.
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The concept vision created by Vert Design called for concealed welded connections on the post uprights and the ability to incorporate large amounts of CCTV wiring and video portals. The roof structures also needed to be designed in a way that could be delivered economically. Drainage was another major consideration.
The project required our crews to work at multiple sites across the NRT network, often with very limited access to station platforms. Controlling heights needed to be very carefully considered, while a further complication was the fact many of the footings had been constructed by other contractors.
Fleetwood created a bespoke concealed welding method to deliver the desired look for the post uprights. The structures were also designed in such a way that the elements were interchangeable to create greater economies.
- Feature posts with concealed welding
- Profiled Australian hardwood seats
- Mild steel
- Non marine Grade Paint System
- Spotted gum
- Stainless steel
There were many risks to be managed. These included the roof height of the shelters, the type and quality of glass used, ensuring the height and angle of seats met Australian safety standards, and always being conscious of eliminating any potential for pinch points.
All timber was sourced from sustainably-grown Australian hardwood forests.
The NRT metro is delivering massive social benefits to communities across Sydney’s north-west. As important pieces of infrastructure within the stations that service the new rail line, the public shelters and furniture play a key role in enhancing access to the new network, ensuring a smooth and seamless experience.
As part of a major public infrastructure project, ongoing community engagement was undertaken by TfNSW, the NSW Government and the Joint Venture Construction company.
The functional and attractive structures provide important amenity and access points, allowing NRT commuters to interact with the outdoors and providing an enhanced commuter experience.
Fleetwood are interested in growing and stretching with the process. I would say that is because of their people, collaborative practices and the pursuit of better outcomes for all ages.
Jennifer Kelynack Senior Landscape Architect
Maribyrnong City Council
“The guys on the ground knew what they were doing, and as far as safety goes, anything we asked them, they did. The quality of finish & getting it delivered on time were critical parts of the project and the client is very happy with the results."
Lionel Desmond Project Manager
Fleetwood’s attention to detail, the service they provideand the working relationship we have with their teammade this project enjoyable. Their acknowledgement oflandscape architects in their work and how they service usis unique in this industry.
Mark Santangelo Senior Landscape Architect & Team Leader, Distinctive Living Design
Great design is what sets Fleetwood apart and they delivered on all their commitments throughout the project
Belinda Ryan Development Manager, Mirvac
Great communication, quick responses that are clear, open about pricing.
Wally Adams Estimator