The Government of New South Wales (NSW) has awarded a contract worth A$370m ($260m) to AW Edwards to construct Sydney Metro’s new Crows Nest Station.
When the Sydney Metro is extended from the North West in 2024, the station will be the first stop for metro services leaving Chatswood and headed towards the Sydney CBD.
The construction of the new Crows Nest Station will provide metro rail access to the Crows Nest residential area, local schools and businesses and will also serve people within walking and cycling distance.
The work on the contract will include the construction and fit-out of the station, including two station entrances, one on Pacific Highway between Oxley Street and Hume Street and the other on Clarke Street near the corner of Hume Street.
It will include the installation of lifts and escalators to the new underground platforms and retail space beside the Clarke Street station entry, as well as future retail opportunities at ground level along the Pacific Highway.
The contract will include footpaths, street tree planting, lighting and street furniture, new pedestrian crossings on Clarke and Hume Streets along with bike parking on Hume Street, Pacific Highway, Clarke Street and Oxley Street.
The Crows Nest Station contract will also include the construction of new ride and taxi bays near the station as well as installation of wayfinding and Sydney Metro information signage, Hume Street bi-directional separated cycle link from Clarke Street to Nicholson Street.
The new Crows Nest Station will create a new transport focus on the southern side of the St Leonards specialised centre that supports the St Leonards southern gateway to the commercial and mixed-use hub.
Construction work on the new station is scheduled to commence in January 2021 with completion expected in 2023.
Rendering of Sydney Metro’s new Crows Nest Station in Australia. (Credit: NSW Government)