Belmore Park Zone Substation
Sydney CBD

Client
Ausgrid / Energy2U Alliance

Services
Civil & Structural Engineering

Collaborators
Kann Finch Architects

The Task and Our Role
The new zone substation is located on a landmark site and will be a prominent addition to the Sydney skyline as viewed from Central Station.  The substation building consists of three substantial basement levels and six stories aboveground.  It has also been designed to be incorporated into a 15 storey A-grade commercial tower located beside and above the substation.  The estimated civil and structural cost for the substation is $44.5m and $80m for the commercial building.

The design of the building needed to take account of numerous site constraints including the nearby underground rail tunnels and an array of other underground services and tunnels.

Lindsay Dynan worked closely with Energy2U Alliance in the buildability assessment resulting in the development of numerous innovations including a precast wall system for the basement walls, which reduced construction time by 6 weeks.