Newmarket Rail Station

Client: Kiwirail and ARTA, (now Auckland Transport)
Timeframe: Completed 2010
Total value: $70M

Components: Construction of the new station, track and infrastructure upgrades

Project description:

Xigo directors acted as project managers throughout the $70M redevelopment of Newmarket rail station. The project included construction of the new station, realignment and upgrade of track infrastructure, the upgrade of signalling systems, reconstruction of a road overbridge and provision for future electrification requirements.

The station won the New Zealand Institute of Architects best building award in the "Urban Design" category in 2011.

Our role

  • Stakeholder liaison
  • Consent management
  • Design management
  • Management of the contract tender, evaluation, negotiation and award process
  • Contract administration
  • 3rd party commercial management
  • Value engineering
  • Risk management
  • Cost control
  • Safety management and inspections

Main challenges

The station forms the confluence of the Southern, Newmarket Branch and Western Lines of the Auckland Railway Network and is the second-busiest station in Auckland, making operational safety a key constraint. The objectives of the redevelopment included improved connections between the station and the surrounding commercial and residential areas. During construction maintaining these connections was a challenge and required establishment of two temporary stations to maintain full service capability during the rebuild. Complex underground and overhead services in the vicinity necessitated carefully coordinated temporary re-alignments for the work to proceed.