Arcardis and Mott MacDonald win underground metro deal in Sydney

05 June 2017 2 min. read

The METRON consortium, which includes engineering and consultancy firms Arcadis and Mott MacDonald, has won a contract in Underground Station Design and Technical Services, in preparation for work on the second stage of Sydney’s metro project. The firm’s will work on the design of six of the underground metro stations, which is currently targeted to begin operation in 2024.

The Sydney Metro project will see the construction of 31 metro stations along 66 kilometres across the city. The project is focused on reducing congestion, improving the sustainability, improving connectivity and improving the efficiency of the city’s transportation network. The construction of the metro will proceed in two stages, the first will connect Sydney's north-western suburbs to Chatswood, while the second stage, the Sydney Metro City & Southwest, extends the metro an additional 30 kilometres and travels under Sydney Harbour. Stage one will be completed by 2019, while stage two is set for delivery somewhere after 2024.

METRON is a joint venture consisting of architecture house Foster&Partners, local architect Architectus, and professional service firms Arcadis, Mott MacDonald and Robert Bird Group. The joint venture recently announced that it has won a contract, the Underground Station Design and Technical Services, to design six of the stage two underground metro rail stations.

Metron consortium wins underground  station design and technical services contract

Arcadis’ Greg Steele, Chief Executive of Arcadis Australia Pacific remarked on the firm’s successful bid, "Sydney Metro will be one of the most transformational projects in NSW since the Sydney Harbour Bridge and we are very excited to bring our combination of global experience and Australian depth of knowledge to the project. This win reinforces the strength of the Arcadis Australia Pacific business and continues our strong growth through winning nation-building projects."

Mott MacDonald’s Stephen Giblett, Built Environment Sector Leader of Mott MacDonald Australia & New Zealand, said, "We are very proud to be the joint lead designers on a key part of Australia's largest public transport project and continue to apply our global metro expertise to Australian projects. The Sydney Metro will truly transform this great city and the underground station design services role METRON will perform is critical to this."