Construction of the new station canopy
In order to install the roof, large steel columns and beams are lowered in place by a crane and in segments, along the length of each platform area. Having now completed the canopy steelwork, work has now commenced on the roof installation, which will then be followed by the installation of the ceiling.
The station canopy was constructed off-site by SA family business Bowhill Engineering, who also constructed the newly installed shared pedestrian and cyclist bridge.
The entire structure is 17 metres in width, the eastern canopy sitting 87 metres long and the western canopy 66 metres long, providing an overall 75% coverage of the station. The canopy weighs a total of 200 tonnes, compromising of: steel columns and roofing, polycarbonate skylight zones and a timber cladded ceiling.
The canopy will sit 7.5 metres above the rail line and 3.5 metres above the platform, with deliberate openings to allow natural light to enter the station, and provide visibility for security.