Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian has announced the shortlist of applicants to tender for the design and construction of Wynyard Walk – the new pedestrian link which will connect Wynyard Station to the developing CBD western corridor including Barangaroo.
“There has been a high level of interest from the construction industry in the Wynyard Walk project, and with (the) announcement of the shortlisted applicants, we’re one step closer to delivering what will be a new world class piece of infrastructure for Sydney,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Following a competitive registration of interest process, three applicants have now been shortlisted to tender for the design and construction of Wynyard Walk. Woodhead is Architect in the VIA joint venture, which also consists of Watpac and Ferrovial.
Early works around Wynyard Station are due to commence in May 2012 with substantial construction expected to begin by the end of 2012.
“The new walkway will allow pedestrians to walk between Wynyard Station and the Barangaroo waterfront in approximately six minutes, avoiding current steep inclines and numerous road crossings,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“When completed, Barangaroo is expected to accommodate 23,000 office workers and attract up to 33,000 visitors daily – and a large number of them will use Wynyard Walk.”
The project includes:
- a new western entrance to Wynyard Station, known as the Clarence Street portal, to provide direct access onto the station concourse
- a new 3.5 metre-high by 9 metre-wide 110-metre long pedestrian tunnel from Wynyard Station to the intersection of Kent and Napoleon Street
- a pedestrian bridge over Sussex Street with lifts and escalators connecting to the public space at the Barangaroo development and the waterfront.