MITCHAM RAILWAY STATION
The Mitcham Railway Station grade separation and station replacement project is part of the state government’s metro level crossing removal program that aims to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for motorists and commuters in hazard areas.
Modscape worked in partnership with head contractor John Holland and VicTrack to deliver a modular design solution that provides a template for multiple railway station roll outs, whilst also facilitating the tight timeframes associated with a substantial state infrastructure project.
With a combined module space of 254 sqm, the design comprises two adjacently positioned station buildings — each consisting of 3 and 4 housing modules respectively — that provide all of the facilities for Mitcham Station including ticket offices, waiting rooms, café and retail spaces, amenities and a police lock up. As the buildings house all of the data rooms for the station’s operations, an extremely high level of services coordination has been integrated into the buildings.
In keeping with the external aesthetic of similar railway projects, the modular buildings feature a specialist cladding system imported from Hong Kong and stainless steel trims. Large timber-lined canopies placed under the main roof not only act as an important design statement, but also connect the buildings and shelter the concourse for commuters.