Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport

Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (SSTOM) contract

Richard Crookes Constructions (RCC) has been awarded the task of overseeing the delivery of three stations as part of the successful Parklife Metro Consortium for Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport’s SSTOM contract. This is being delivered under an innovative Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, and is the largest PPP awarded in New South Wales.

RCC will provide buildability, program and cost planning input into the developing design and manage all construction activities, including interface portion control, testing and commissioning.

RCC will deliver:

  • New open cut station at Orchard Hills
  • New elevated station at Luddenham Road
  • New cut and cover station at Aerotropolis
  • Complex interface management

Client: Parklife Metro
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Sydney, NSW
Completion date: 2026

City Tattersalls Club Redevelopment

The City Tattersall’s Club is an iconic and integral part of Sydney’s CBD life. Located in the heart of the CBD at 194-204 Pitt Street, the club is poised for a major restoration, renovation, and development of their facilities. This development is an extraordinary opportunity to redevelop a 126-year-old historic building and influence Sydney’s skyline, by creating a new landmark building for the Sydney CBD and re-birthing an iconic Sydney establishment.

The mixed-use destination will involve the majority of the building making way for a new 51-level tower with 241 apartments and high-end hotel with 110 rooms. The heritage ground floor area will remain but will undergo major upgrades to reimagine the function and return it back to its formal glory.

Key construction features include:

  • Heritage preservation and enhancement
  • Design excellence
  • Interface with Sydney Metro
  • Complex jacking of existing heritage billiard/ballroom
  • CBD traffic and pedestrian management
  • Cantilever structure at Level 15
  • Interface with club fitout

Client:  First Sponsor and ICD Property
Project Manager: Deloitte PDS
Architect: FJC Studio and BVN Architecture
Delivery Form: Design and Construction
Location: Sydney, NSW
Value: $399m
Completion date: 2027

Sydney Modern Art Gallery

Sydney Modern is one of the most significant projects delivered by RCC. An already complex project with a bespoke design and construction approach, the RCC team also overcame challenges caused by bushfires, the pandemic and record rainfall. Throughout, we continued to execute innovative construction methods to deliver an iconic, state of the art gallery space for the community. 

In line with the Sydney Modern Project’s 6-star Green Star design rating over 8,000sqm of green roof and landscaped area planted with Australian native species and 735 solar panels have been installed, with the panels covering nearly 1,500sqm of roof top space. RCC enjoyed the challenge in the repurposing of the existing two disused World War II naval oil tanks. This resulted in a new unique art space in the southern tank, while the northern tank structure has been partially retained for the adjacent back of house area and loading dock servicing the new building. 

Navigating a unique site, the quality of the project is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the RCC project team. The building is formed by a series of pavilions, and is suspended over one of the city’s busiest freeways. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning practice SANAA, partnering with local practice Architectus, the focus was on complimenting the location.  The new exhibition space is an expression of the city’s deep love of the Arts, and is the most significant cultural development in the city, since the opening of the Sydney Opera House nearly half a century ago.

Working collaboratively to deliver on the collective vision, they were able to remain agile in the face of the challenges arising from the pandemic and record rainfall throughout the construction journey. 

It is an honour to have partnered with the Infrastructure NSW, the Art Gallery of NSW and the local community to deliver this exceptional project. We look forward to celebrating this project, and all it offers to the city of Sydney, its visitors and the Arts Community for many years to come.

Project scope includes:

  • A new stand-alone building north of the existing gallery, partly extending over the Eastern Distributor land bridge
  • Conversion of disused World War II naval oil tanks located to the north east of this land bridge
  • A covered Entry Plaza
  • Exhibition spaces
  • Roof terraces
  • Landscaping and associated site works
  • Loading and service areas
  • Services infrastructure

Client: Infrastructure NSW
Lead Architect: SANAA
Executive Architect: Architectus
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Sydney, NSW
Value: $274m
Completion date: December 2022

Wyong Hospital Redevelopment

Construction of a new six-storey Clinical Services Building (CSB) including a new emergency department, increasing operating theatres, and ICU/HDU capacity, mental health expansion, additional inpatient beds for medical and acute services, clinical and non-clinical support services and parking.

Refurbishments works took place including alterations to CSSD packing area and decontamination area, works to theatre area including the construction of one additional theatre, 3 additional recovery bays and support spaces, reconfiguration of pharmacy, modifications to the existing emergency department short stay unit and refurbishment to maternity.

Client: Health Infrastructure
Architect: HDR
Delivery Form: DD&C
Location: Hamlyn Terrace, NSW
Value: $129m
Completion date: December 2021

Innovation Quarter Westmead – Stage 1

Innovation Quarter is a new development by Charter Hall, in close collaboration with Western Sydney University, that provides a multidisciplinary research space to allow collaboration between business, health and research.

Stage 1 consists of an 7-storey building plus 2 basement levels of car parking with 12,000m² of mixed-use research, education, Grade-A commercial, health and retail space targeting a 5 Star Green Star rating, and silver WELL shell and core rating. Works include the Integrated fitout including finishes and services.

Key features of the project include:

  • Public realm spaces to create an activated precinct situated 200m to Westmead Railway Station, close proximity to the new Parramatta Light Rail and walking distance to Westmead Hospital Campus.
  • Environmentally sustainable building with whole of life considerations and impressive End of Trip facilities to encourage greener transport options.
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of incoming tenants
  • Integrated high quality fit out

Client: Charter Hall & University of Western Sydney
Architect: Architectus
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Parramatta, NSW
Value: $83m
Completion date: February 2022

6 Hassall Street Parramatta: Innovation Hub

The 6 Hassall Street project is a collaboration between Charter Hall and Western Sydney University to deliver a world class education and innovation hub. 6 Hassall Street boasts a stunning ‘triple-height’ entry precinct with an activated ground floor public plaza complemented by food, beverage and retail providers. Coupled with dynamic university showcase spaces, user experience labs and technology-rich installations, it’s a place to stimulate the best ideas in the brightest minds. Built around a future-ready digital spine, it’s the perfect home for ambitious, forward-thinking businesses.

The project delivers a 19-storey building comprising of an integrated WSU fitout, basement level with car parking and end-of-trip facilities; ground level including retail tenancies, tenant lobby floor space, a commercial office lobby; above ground levels comprising A Grade commercial floor space; mid-rise and rooftop terraces; landscaping and public domain works.

Client: Charter Hall
Architect: Blight Rayner
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Parramatta, NSW
Value: $135m
Completion date: August 2021