Wood Marsh’s Coburg, Moreland stations to begin construction

Construction is set to begin on two new train stations in Melbourne’s north, designed by Wood Marsh, as the Victorian government awards contracts for their delivery.

The new Coburg and Moreland railway stations will accompany the elevation of a stretch of the Upfield line between Bell and Moreland streets.

Preliminary designs were first revealed in June, with a community consultation process leading to some small tweaks. The project also includes new public spaces around the stations and beneath the newly elevated railway.

Coburg Station by Wood Marsh.

Coburg Station by Wood Marsh.

Both stations will be more accessible and be accompanied by a new plaza. The project will, the government said in a statement, “create almost two MCGs worth of open space.”

The existing station buildings will be retained, refurbished and integrated into the new stations. The stations were built in the 19th century in the late Victorian Gothic style and are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register as part of a cluster of similar buildings on the Upfield railway line, for both their architectural and historical significance.

Moreland Station by Wood Marsh.

Moreland Station by Wood Marsh.

John Holland Group, Kellogg Brown and Root and Metro Trains Melbourne have been appointed to construct the station. The consortium has worked on the level crossing removal projects in the past, including the construction of the Genton Architecture-designed Frankston railway station.

Wood Marsh has previously completed a number of transportation and urban design projects in the city, including the Eastlink Freeway and urban infrastructure elements in Docklands, including the Bourke Street Bridge, as well as the proposed West Gate Tunnel project.

Related topics

More news

See all
Victorian construction industry put on ‘pilot light’ setting as part of stage 4 lockdown Victorian construction industry put on ‘pilot light’ setting as part of stage 4 lockdown

The Victorian government will partially shut down the state’s construction sites as part of stage four COVID-19 restrictions.

Melbourne in 1838, shaped by surveyor Robert Hoddle's grid design. More than 100 Melbourne buildings to be heritage protected

Following an extensive heritage review commissioned by the City of Melbourne, 137 buildings and 5 precincts have been recommended for heritage protection.

The Greenhouse by Blight Rayner. Verdant office tower proposed for Brisbane's West End

Known as the Greenhouse, the building designed by Blight Rayner will “epitomize the south-east Queensland relaxed lifestyle.”

The late Alastair Swayn was a Canberra architect and a director of Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn. Alastair Swayn Foundation launches second round of research grants

The Alastair Swayn Foundation has launched a second round of research grants for 2020, with more than $20,000 on offer.

Most read

Latest on site

Calendar