Laing O’Rourke, Aecom win major stadium-transport hub

Two big construction firms, one British and one American, have been chosen to help people get away more quickly from concerts and sporting events with a new transport-stadium hub in Perth, Australia.

UK-based Laing O’Rourke and US-based Aecom, who’ve joined up for the project in an alliance they call "Prism", said today that they’ve been selected to deliver Perth’s new Stadium Station complex.

The AUS$298m (US$230.7m) integrated train, bus and pedestrian hub will "support a cultural shift of reliance on cars", the government of Western Australia has said.

The contract involves building the Stadium Station, other rail infrastructure, a pedestrian footbridge and a big bus station.

Transport officials say the new facility will allow the smooth dispersal of up to 28,000 people by train, bus and on foot within an hour of a major event.

Laing O’Rourke has invested heavily in offsite prefabrication techniques, and said it would use those techniques "to deliver the safest, smartest construction and commissioning of Perth’s newest public transport facility".

Image: Artist’s impression of the new Stadium Station complex in Perth (Laing O’Rourke)

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