Cox Architecture in JV with HASSELL as part of the PBACH (Parsons Brinckerhoff, ARUP, COX and HASSELL) design consortium were commissioned by the SydneyMetro Authority to lead the architectural input for the feasibility and reference design of 7 stations for the proposed 7 km metro line between Rozelle in Sydney’s inner city and the existing Central Station in CBD. The catchments and terrain varied from inner city heritage listed Pyrmont, Rozelle and the CBD stations.
The scope included urban design and station design proposals that informed the wider metro product aspirations and the complex technical requirements of underground metro infrastructure, as well as the safeguard design of a future development at White Bay.
The purpose of the urban design study was to explore the feasibility of the station locations and urban planning, transport interchange and potential development implications.
The purpose of the station design study was to explore the feasibility of the architectural vision and passenger experience, property acquisition, station planning and constructability implications.
Four stations were proposed with major interchange facilities with existing City Rail stations Wynyard, Martin Place Town Hall and Central Stations with the main depot and maintenance facilities located near Rozelle.
The feasibility design proposed concepts for station entry and planning, vertical circulation and platform arrangements coordinated with input from services, structural and tunnel engineers.