Premium new railway station to serve growth area
The high profile Williams Landing Project involved the design and construction of a new premium railway station and arterial road bridge on the existing Melbourne–Geelong broad gauge electrified rail corridor.
The station will serve the ‘growth area’ new suburbs of Point Cook, Williams Landing and Truganina, with patronage expected to be around 5,500 users per day by 2031.
The project comprised of:
- Station buildings, forecourt and elevated station concourse including stairs lifts and ramps, a 500 space carpark, bus interchange, drop-off zones and taxi ranks
- A 70m helical truss steel footbridge spanning the 8-lane Princes Freeway (M1)
- Isolation of the station operational areas after train running, and comprehensive CCTV surveillance systems
- Station island platform and canopies
- Palmers Road bridge widening and extension
- Track overhead and signalling works.
The footbridge had to cross the eight-lane Princes Freeway and the contractor proposed a cantilever steel beam platform structure to overcome issues with construction in the rail corridor. This allowed boring of pile foundations, without disturbing or realigning track, and minimisation of occupations. The design enabled the distinctive footbridge to be erected as a single lift in one evening, meaning minimal road closures.
Our team provided a range of services including preparing the project brief, specifications and contract documentation, conducting design and engineering reviews, providing procurement support, design and engineering management, construction, contract and constructability advice and pedestrian flow modelling.