Endorsed by

Wood Marsh to design new Coburg, Moreland stations in Melbourne’s north

Wood Marsh is working on the designs of two redeveloped train stations in Melbourne’s north, as part of the Victorian government’s level crossing removal project.

The new stations will be erected at Moreland and Coburg to accompany a new elevated stretch of the railway line between Moreland and Bell streets. Four level crossings will be removed as part of the project.

The new stations will feature improved cycling storage facilities and more thoughtful pedestrian interchanges with tram and bus routes. Both stations will be surrounded by landscaped plazas.

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.

Proposed Moreland railway station by Wood Marsh.

Proposed Moreland railway station by Wood Marsh.

Image: Wood Marsh

The Victorian government released preliminary designs for the two stations as part of a community feedback process.

Lizzie Blandthorn, state member for Pascoe Vale, said, “As we build the new stations, the community have a great opportunity to help shape the open space and areas around the stations – so I encourage all locals to get online and have their say.”

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.

The community consultation period will end on 15 June, with works proposed to start later in 2019.

The state government said an “innovative construction methodology” will allow the stations and the new train line to be built over a four month period.

Related topics

More news

See all
Leagues Club Field, Gosford. NSW gov’t releases plans for new waterfront public space in Gosford

A “tidal terrace” forms the backbone of final designs for the transformation of a waterfront space in Gosford’s CBD into a new public park.

The Joynton Avenue Creative Precinct by Peter Stutchbury Architecture will host the awards presentation in November. Australian Institute of Architects expands NSW Prizes program

The NSW chapter has reorganized and expanded its awards program, which will now see the NSW Architecture Prizes awarded separately to the NSW Architecture Awards.

Built in 1869, St. Peter’s cathedral was designed by William Butterfield and Edward John Woods – the latter went on to found Woods Bagot with Walter Bagot. Woods Bagot marks 150 years of practice

One of Australia’s oldest and largest architecture practices has celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Bondi Apartment by Ricci Bloh Architecture and Interiors. Australia’s best architectural kitchens celebrated in 2020 Smeg Tour competition shortlist

The shortlist for the 2020 Smeg Tour competiton, which rewards outstanding architectural kitchen design, has been announced.

Most read

Latest on site