DATE: 2017-2019

To assist Downer upgrade its Newport facilities to support a new workforce employed to deliver the largest order of new trains in Victoria’s history – The ‘High Capacity Metro Train’ project.

Select Architects was engaged for full services of the upgrade, including the repurposing of existing buildings. This included:

  • Conversion of a large warehouse into modern offices, workshops and training facilities;
  • New amenities including a staff kitchen and dining areas, toilets and car parking; and
  • Design and construction of a new unloading facility for oversized train carcasses.

Extensive surveying and investigation was required to understand the existing conditions – including services locations, structural design, NCC non-compliance and DDA non-compliance. A high level of coordination was required within the consultant team to ensure the refurbishment met the client’s needs, was compliant, on time and on budget.

We are proud to have supported this Downer to breathe new life into Victoria’s traditional home of rolling stock, creating a modern facility.