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DATE: 2017-2019

THE BRIEF:
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.

OUR APPROACH:
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.

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