Martin Place Metro Station the Right Train of Thought
12 Sep 2018
The new Martin Place Station will be an integration of commercial, retail and public transport and will be the exemplary model for future integrated metro stations, says the Sydney Business Chamber.
“The NSW Government’s announcement that Macquarie Group has won the $378.6 million contract to deliver the underground component of the new Martin Place Station integrated with two new office blocks and a new retail and recreation precinct will give Sydney a world-class integrated station development in the style of major developments globally,” said Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber.
“The winners in the NSW Government’s announcement are the taxpayers of NSW, who will benefit from the value uplift the development will bring to the heart of the Sydney CBD, and will benefit from the focus on excellence of design and the realisation that the future of transport is creating stations that are at the centre of jobs and lifestyle destinations.
“Macquarie Group should be congratulated for its focus on design excellence in the project and its intention to create world-class headquarters that will help define Sydney’s global presence,” Mrs Forsythe said.
“The new Martin Place Metro Station will be a destination – a new place in the CBD in the way rail hubs across the world are being reimagined.
“Martin Place Metro Station is a strong example of how the new metro system is the game-changer, reshaping not only how we will use our transport network in the future but every station is opening opportunities to renew areas with new buildings that are reshaping local precincts,” Mrs Forsythe said.
“Committing to integrating transport and land use was a long time coming in NSW but the approach by the NSW Government is setting a benchmark that will be at the heart of future projects,” she said.
Mrs Forsythe congratulated Lendlease for being appointed to design and construct the new station, retail space and commercial buildings above the station.