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Pinsent Masons advises Laing O'Rourke on AU$955m Sydney Metro Central Station

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Laing O'Rourke Australia on its successful tender to deliver the $955 million Sydney Metro upgrade to Central Station.

The renewal of Central Station is part of NSW Government’s transformative Sydney Metro - Australia’s biggest public transport infrastructure project. 

Commenting on the deal, Anthony Arrow, Partner, Pinsent Masons said the project is iconic and marks the biggest improvement made to the station in decades.  The deal further cements Laing O’Rourke as a market leader in complex infrastructure projects in Australia. 

“We are proud to have advised Laing O'Rourke Australia on its successful tender to deliver the Central Station metro upgrade. The project is complex and has been procured under a commercial framework which drives collaborative behaviours critical to its success and the success of the overall Sydney Metro program,” he said. 

Once completed, the project will dramatically improve how Sydney commuters get around and connect between light rail, suburban and inter-city trains, the new Sydney Metro and Sydney buses.  

The Central Station project includes:

  • Sydney Metro platforms - excavation and construction of a new Metro Station below existing platforms 12 to 15, and associated modifications to existing infrastructure
  • Central Station renewal - adjustments to existing infrastructure, to connect the Metro Station Works to the existing Central Station
  • Central Walk - a new 19-metre wide underground concourse from Chalmers Street, connecting customers to suburban rail platforms, Sydney Metro platforms, the new light rail and buses.

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