Airport Central Station
With the roof in place, major structural works have been completed and building finishes have taken centre stage at Airport Central Station.
Below ground, at concourse level, commissioning of the 35m-long and 15m-high triple-system escalator is underway.
At platform level, final touches, such as signage and passenger information screens, are being applied.
Construction of the Skybridge between the airport terminals and the station reached practical completion in early 2020. Once operational, the elevated walkway will provide undercover access to Airport Central Station. From this point, passengers will be able to travel by escalator or lift down to the concourse level.
Within the station forecourt permanent civil works are in full swing, resulting in the construction site footprint slowly shrinking as work areas are turned back into car parking bays and roads.
Work on garden beds along the southern façade has commenced. Seven mature ‘Snow Queen’ coolibah majes-trees will eventually rule the domain, loyally (and royally) supported by grass trees and banksias, with the remainder of the commonality made up of native plants such as kangaroo paws, buttercups and cottonheads.
Also underway is the installation of cladding around the above-ground ventilation fans. Six fans have been installed at the western and eastern sides of the station building above the tunnels. Capable of pushing 70 cubic metres of air per second into either direction they will assist with tunnel pressurisation and, in the case of a fire, smoke extraction.