Southern Cross Station, Melbourne
Between 2000 and 2005, Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station was developed into a world-class station for Victoria, boasting state of the art facilities. The $700 million transformation of the former Spencer Street Station precinct is one of the most significant infrastructure redevelopments Victoria has ever seen. The airport style transport interchange provides Victorians with a new world-class and iconic landmark. The station links the regions and the emerging Docklands precinct with the central business district of Melbourne.
Vipac’s Role: Vipac was commissioned by Leighton Contractors to carry out a wind driven rain study, in order to determine the rain protection benefits of a series of perforated mesh screens. The mesh panels form a breathable interface for the proposed ventilation pods on the top of each domed section of the Spencer Street Station roof.