The new roof for Sydney’s Central Station under construction
8 September 2020

The new 2,240m2 span vaulted roof at Central Station has been revealed to the public for the first time with installation underway as part of the city’s new Sydney Metro.

Constructed by Laing O’Rourke and designed in partnership with Woods Bagot, the lightweight canopy will dramatically over-sail the heart of the refurbished Central Station as part of Sydney Metro, joining new and old to create a recognisable place and represent the heritage of Central Station to the people of Sydney. 

The design vision by the architectural team is to create a new public space for the people of Sydney much like we achieved at King’s Cross. Conceived as an orienting piece of architecture that makes sense of and simplifies the wayfinding to all parts of the station from the grand concourse - joining inner-city trains, suburban trains and Light Rail to the new metro. Design features, structural elements and materials add to the legibility of circulation, making moving between these travel modes more intuitive, simplifying access for all and enhancing the overall passenger journey through beautifully finished spaces.  

All elements of the new design encourage smoother flows of 500,000 travellers expected daily across the station and through to the new Sydney Metro platforms, 27m underground.


Vaulted roof under construction
Visualisation of new Central Station