- Sep 2016 - Dec 2017
- Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA)
The urban redevelopment of Railway Square, completed in December 2017, provides an interactive civic space, with quality food and beverage outlets, for community events and regional outdoor activities. Historically a rail yard for locomotives maintained in the adjacent Midland Railway Workshops, the existing rail line running through the site was accommodated in the redevelopment of the precinct as a feature of the landscape. TABEC provided key design, engineering and contract management services to the Developer on this project.
The project was completed in two stages, with priority given to completing works on the vast open spaces of the area for the ANZAC Ceremony by April 2017. The development included redevelopment of the ‘Lost Line’ link to the west and reconstruction of trafficable intersections with architectural reinforced concrete. It successfully ties into the historic workshops, residential apartments and proposed 3 to 4 storey development sites to the south and west.
In order to achieve the necessary approvals and clearances, the development provided the funding, design and construction of the following key infrastructure to the Shorehaven Estate:
- Construction of over 5,000 square metres of reinforced concrete with architectural finish, integrating the existing railway lines, water features and structural elements.
- Design and construction of drainage infrastructure fitted out with misting water features and decorative lighting components.
- Construction of trafficable, reinforced concrete roadways with architectural finishes at rail crossings.
- Incorporation of ‘rail carpet’, a weighbridge and interpretive rail features into the concrete throughout precinct.
- The design and construction of the ’lost line’ heritage walk between Helena Street and Wallsend Road.
- Design and construction of a shade structure and terrace step elements.