Sydney Central Metro Upgrade
Sydney, Australia. 2024
The design of the new Metro station for Sydney’s iconic Central Station, part of the new A$20bn citywide Metro system, is being jointly led by John McAslan + Partners and the Australian practice Woods Bagot for their client, Laing O’Rourke. The A$1bn Central Station project will include the creation of a dramatic new main entrance sequence for the imposing early 20th century edifice, and incorporates as its centrepiece a distinctive 50m-span vaulted roof. New concourses will produce much smoother flows of 500,000 travellers daily across the station site as a further key element of the project through the deep, materially rich Metro Box volumes leading to the Metro platforms. Like John McAslan + Partners’ King’s Cross scheme, the project will not only make the station an architecturally refreshed 21st century landmark, but is being designed to stimulate regeneration and street life in the urban area around Central Station.
'This is the start of Central's long-awaited renewal, bringing new entrances and similar interchanges that will make life so much easier for customers… Central Station is the gateway to our great city, and we are working to develop a station that blends heritage and innovative design on par with other grand stations around the world.’
Andrew Constance, NSW Minister for Transport and Roads
'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.'
John McAslan, Executive Chairman, John McAslan + Partners
- Sydney Metro
- John McAslan + Partners with Woods Bagot
- Multi-disciplinary Engineer
- GHD Aurecon
- Laing O’Rourke
- Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award, Sydney Central Metro Upgrade, 2021
- WAF Awards, Future Projects - Infrastructure, Sydney Central Metro Upgrade, 2021