John McAslan + Partners and Woods Bagot are lead designers on Sydney's Central Station
7 March 2018

John McAslan + Partners and Woods Bagot are the architectural partners delivering the Sydney Metro upgrade to Central Station, a key component of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.

Significant heritage qualities of the 112-year-old station will be emphasised along with the introduction of new architecturally-inspiring elements as part of a scheme that amplifies Central Station as a Sydney icon. Signalling a step-change in the station's functional, urban and cultural contributions to the city, the project will trigger much higher levels of people-movement and energy, and wider civic and commercial renewal.

John McAslan + Partners designed the highly celebrated and multi-awarded regeneration of London's King's Cross Station, restoring the 170-year-old station and adding a highly innovative concourse to accommodate up to 150,000 passengers per day.

John McAslan, Executive Chairman of John McAslan + Partners, states: 'We are delighted at being selected to work on such a prestigious transport initiative, and are looking forward to contributing to this landmark project.

'The world’s leading cities, Sydney among them, are under extraordinary pressure in terms of the development of transport infrastructure in relation to urban fabric. With 96 percent of Sydney train services currently calling at Central Station, this interchange performs a critical function and impression of the city.'