Schiavello Group was recently involved in a significant upgrade project at the Western end of Adelaide Railway Station’s North Terrace entrance.

A key objective of the upgrade was to improve the ability of the station to handle large crowds, and to provide better connections between Adelaide’s trams, buses and trains.

Schiavello Construction’s scope of work included the demolition and redevelopment of concrete in-situ stairs with glass balustrades, and new escalators installed alongside the refurbished stairs.

Since the project site continued to be open to pedestrian traffic, a fast-track schedule was required to minimise disturbance to the public. To begin with, steel reinforcement and concrete strength was increased to ensure minimal structural deflection in the new stairs, and to allow floor finishes to be installed within two days of pouring concrete.

Double work shifts, and preliminary shop drawings also helped speed up the pace of work. Additionally, a plastic bubble approximately six metres high was constructed over the site with extraction fans to reduce dust during the demolition phase.

Designed by DASH Architects, the upgrade creates a new gateway to a revitalised precinct that crowds of locals and visitors continue to enjoy.

Schiavello continues to strengthen its relationship with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) with its latest project being the hydraulic upgrade to the Adelaide Railway Station building.