Redefining the centre of Glenroy, the new station precinct will provide green public spaces, link the east and west sides of the rail corridor for safe public access, and resolve the competing needs of trains, buses, vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians operating in a small area.
Inspired by the basalt plains on which the site sits, a translucent canopy of perforated anodised aluminium covers the station, forming a bold structure that allows for permeability through the station while maintaining visibility and safety.
Within the station, the soffit of the ceiling and internal walls are finished in a vibrant copper tone, a striking accent that creates a warm, light environment for commuters.
Genton’s urban design strategy involved relocating the station away from the heavily trafficked intersection at Glenroy Road, to prioritise pedestrianisation through the creation of a bridge linking the retail centre of Glenroy to the eastern side of the corridor to catalyse new opportunities for urban renewal.
An extra-wide public concourse enhances connectivity between Post Office Place and Hartington Street, with landscape and material prompts employed to separate cyclist and pedestrian zones.
The project includes a new linear park running from the station entrance to Glenroy Road that will provide pleasant passage between the activity centres of Post Office Place and Wheatsheaf Road. A linear bus interchange minimises space requirements for those in transit.
The new Glenroy Station precinct establishes a premium transport hub and community centre in the heart of Glenroy that considers the requirements of all users.