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Sydney Metro Martin Place, Sydney

A new integrated station development in the heart of Sydney’s CBD

In collaboration with architects Grimshaw, Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW) and Tzannes Associates, Arup has supported Macquarie Group’s proposal to the New South Wales Government to design and construct the new Sydney Metro Martin Place integrated station development. 

The development in the historic Martin Place – the civic centre of Sydney – is adjacent to the Macquarie’s present global headquarters. It will include the new Martin Place metro station, two new commercial buildings above the station, a retail space, new underground pedestrian connections and improvements to the public domain.

As the multidisciplinary consultant, Arup worked closely with Macquarie and the NSW Government from inception to give confidence that this ambitious engineering challenge was feasible, while bringing real economic and social value to Sydney.

The 170-strong Arup team brought together specialists from more than 40 disciplines with first-hand experience on iconic global integrated transport developments such as 2nd Avenue Subway Station, NYC, Crossrail, London and Copenhagen Metro.

With the NSW Government and Macquarie having achieved commercial close, Arup appreciates the opportunity to meet the challenges of taking a central role in the detailed design and delivery as the lead engineering consultant to the Managing Contractor, Lendlease.

And, as the lead engineer, Arup will continue to work closely with Macquarie, Lendlease, Grimshaw, JPW and Tzannes Associates to deliver the project – one that will set the standard for transport precincts for many decades to come.

Project Summary


170 Arup specialists involved in the project

40+design and engineering disciplines were delivered

We’ve been working for Macquarie on this project since the beginning, and we’re thrilled to see it take another step forward. Following the role we played in developing Macquarie’s award winning development at 50 Martin Place to seeing it take its place in an integrated precinct is such a great outcome. We are now focussing on delivering this unique project with our architectural and construction partners. ” Andrew Pettifer Andrew Pettifer NSW Region Leader

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Arup joined Macquarie’s project team in January 2016 as the lead engineer. The proposal successfully progressed through three stages of the NSW Government’s unsolicited proposals framework, demonstrating its uniqueness and ability to provide real and tangible benefits.

Sydney Metro will revitalise communities, transform places and make Sydney more liveable and connected. Not only will this new mass transit system move people more safely and reliably than ever before, it will unlock the potential of Sydney as a growing city – creating new and diverse opportunities to support changing communities.


This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Sydney. Arup has worked on integrated over-station developments all over the world but we’ve not seen transport, public realm and commercial melded in this way before. It’s really exciting to be a part of such a unique project. This is a complex and exciting proposal, and we now look forward to delivering it. ” David Harding David Harding Australasia Transport Developments Leader

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Joining other leading mass transit development initiatives, the NSW Government has identified stations on the Sydney Metro system which can be better integrated with the areas around them, creating places that will shape the city’s future.

Arup’s expertise in combining transport engineering and premium tower design is key to creating a world-class transport hub that is designed to engage and inspire. Arup will continue to oversee the work as the design and construction develops.