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Grimshaw wins three new stations in Australia

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The Victorian Government has announced Grimshaw will design three stations in the south-east Australian state – and that it has been shortlisted to design the new Frankston railway station in Melbourne 

The £350million scheme in Victoria involves building three stations at Marymede, Mernda and Hawkstowe as part of the Mernda Rail Extension Project, which will  provide an eight kilometre railway between South Morang and Mernda.

The project also includes three rail bridges and two road underpasses.

Grimshaw principal Jason Embley said: ’Our design proposal considers the semi-rural aspect of the region as well as the need to support one of Australia’s fastest growing communities.

’The station forms draw inspiration from the traditional Australian homestead, while stone and wood recovered from the site will be reused in station building finishes.’

In addition, the stations will provide an overall 2,000 new car spaces and bike storage.

Work is set to start on site next year, with a completion date scheduled for 2019.

Meanwhile, the practice has also been shortlisted to deisign the new Frankston railway station in Melbourne, alongside four other firms – Luke Farrugia and Andrew Shaper, Genton Architecture, Cullinan Ivanov Partnership and Supermanouvre. 

The winner for the £29 million Frankston scheme will be announced in March 2017. 

In December last year, Grimshaw was appointed to design two stations on a new branch of the Paris Metro.

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