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Image – Sydney Metro, BESIX Watpac. The new station is expected to open in 2024.
  • Contract announced 16 March 2021, worth $217 million
  • The fit out by BESIX Watpac includes public amenities surrounding the station
  • Expected to begin in October, and open to public in 2024

Sydney’s Barangaroo Point has been in the headlines lately for all the wrong reasons, from issues relating to Crown Casino and building heights, through to a tainted gasworks legacy.

It’s finally good news for the area, with contracts now awarded for the Barangaroo Metro Station.

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Image – Sydney Metro. Construction is well under way with fit out to start in October.

BESIX Watpac, a Belgian company renowned for umpteen landmark projects including Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and One Central Park Sydney, was yesterday awarded the $217M contract for the metro station.

Responsible for many aspects including “underground station platforms and full fit-out, station entrance, a variety of pedestrian and cycling facilities, surrounding roads, and the public domain works including footpaths, tree planting, lighting and street furniture.”

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Image – BESIX Watpac. The new fit out by the Belgian company includes most aspects of the station including public amenities.

BESIX Watpac CEO, Jean-Pol Bouharmont, said Barangaroo is a “landmark project” for the company, and it, “represents an ideal opportunity for us to showcase our capability and deliver a special result for Sydney Metro and the people of New South Wales,”.

This is yet another Sydney project for BESIX Watpac, with a long list of prestigious or landmark projects including One Central Park, Western Sydney Airport Visitor Centre, and Poly Centre.

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Image – Sydney Metro. The $217M contract was announced on 16 March 2021 and located at Nawi Cove, Barangaroo.

Sydney Metro said the station will “take shape 30 metres underground”, and is placed at Nawi Cove, along Hickson Road.

Construction has been underway, the fit out by BESIX is noted by Sydney Metro as commencing in October and expected to welcome its first passengers in 2024.

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