Noarlunga to Seaford Railway Extension Building Works, SA

Duration: January 2011 to December 2012

Value: $23 million

Contract type: Alliance

Summary: Built Environs delivered the multi-award-winning building component of a 5.7-km extension of the Adelaide metropolitan rail network, from the Noarlunga Centre station to Seaford District Centre station.

The building works for this $200 million transport infrastructure project included the design and construction of two train stations with Park ā€˜nā€™ Ride facilities and a railcar depot for the commissioning and servicing of the new electric trains. The depot contains staff accommodation amenities, a commissioning workshop and a graffiti removal facility.

Built Environs worked within the Thiess McConnell Dowell joint venture as a part of a multi-disciplined engineering design and construction team that integrated building, civil and rail construction work in an urban environment within strict Aboriginal and heritage guidelines.

Innovative solutions enabled the project team to overcome the impact of extraordinarily wet weather in the summer months. Other challenges associated with the complex mix of disciplines (rail, civil, structures and building) coexisting onsite were managed through a unified approach that resulted in the delivery of a best-for-project outcome for the South Australian Government client.

This showcase piece of significant rail infrastructure allows for the future electrification of the entire Adelaide metropolitan rail network.

Built Environs won a South Australian Master Builders Association Award and an Australian Institute of Building Award in 2013 for its work on this significant transport sector project.

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