13-hour concrete pour at Waterloo

A total of 2650 tonnes of concrete has been poured at the Sydney Metro project’s Waterloo Station construction site.

The 13-hour pour was captured on video that created the huge concrete slab which forms a key structural element as well as floor space for critical electrical equipment for the Sydney Metro to operate.

Eighteen Boral trucks per hour were utilised with three loading bays. The slab incorporates 200 tonnes of steel reinforcement and will help to support the weight of a nine-storey building that will rise above the southern end of the future Waterloo Station.

John Holland and Mirvac will begin construction on the above-station development – the Waterloo Integrated Station Development project – in 2023. It will be part of the Waterloo Metro Quarter that will include four buildings above and next to the station. Two will be high-rise and two mid-rise in an area of around 70,000 sqm with a mix of commercial and residential premises.

Waterloo Metro Quarter is part of the Waterloo State Significant precinct, a 20-hectare area, 3 km south of Sydney CBD. The project will create 2000 jobs and is expected to be completed around the same time that Sydney Metro City and Southwest open in 2024, John Holland said.

For the project, Mirvac and John Holland have committed to doubling the NSW Government’s targets to 5% for Indigenous workforce participation and will invest up to $20 million in Aboriginal-owned enterprises.

Image: YouTube still (Transport for NSW).

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Desi Corbett

Desi is the Editor of Concrete in Australia and at the helm of our magazine for 8 years. She was behind the Institute's weekly news bulletins from 2016-2021 and is now writing our focused news items. Desi has been an engineering news and features journalist/editor across all disciplines since 2013 - part of a 30-year career writing for a wide range of industries.