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