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Select Architects were engaged to assist Downer upgrade their 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.

Engaged for full services of the upgrade, this included the repurposing of existing buildings to include the following:

  • 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;
  • 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.

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