The Melbourne Metro (Metro) is a transformational project for the city, which includes a nine-kilometre tunnel running under the central business district (CBD), to connect the West and East, and is estimated to cost approximately $11 billion.
Metro is providing much-needed economic stimulus and employment for the capital of Victoria, and upon completion will vastly improve commuter capacity and trip frequency.
BG&E has secured several important contracts as part of this massive infrastructure project. Specifically, our team is providing the design and documentation for the temporary works to allow evacuation for the new station access shaft, located next to the iconic Federation Square. This design was challenging as it involved maintaining the integrity of the existing Square’s suspended slabs during the demolition work.
Other works include design and documentation for: Large scale steel strutting and waler systems for various access shafts in the CBD, retaining walls to allow the construction of new lift shafts in each platform at Flinders Street Station, heavy working decks, tower crane gantries, and complex analysis to assess alternative construction sequencing.
Overall, BG&E provided temporary works design, among other services, with close to 200 packages of work delivered as of October 2021, and major works were completed in 2022.