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Stoddart Infrastructure supplied and installed a wide range of bins and seating for the Mernda Rail Extension project in Melbourne.

Working alongside the architects, Stoddart created bespoke timber seating for the project. Photographer: Michael Findlay.

Stoddart Infrastructure at the Mernda Rail Extension

Stoddart Infrastructure delivered a wide range of products for a variety of settings along the eight-kilometre Mernda Rail Extension in the outer-northern suburbs of Melbourne. The contract encompassed the supply and installation of a mix of standard and bespoke freestanding and plinth mounted seating, bins, bollards, bike racks, balustrading, anti-throw screens and signage across Hawkstowe Station, Middle Gorge Station, Mernda Station and the Lakes Boulevard overpass. 

Of particular note are the combination anti-throw screens and balustrading on the Lakes Boulevard overpass and the bespoke timber-focused seating across the three new train stations. At the overpass, steel stanchions custom-fabricated to suit the various elevation changes received large PerfArt panels with vandal-resistant fixings and site-specific handrailing. Stoddart liaised with the architects to refine a range of bespoke seating using large timber sections mounted to rolled and galvanized steel framing.

In all, Stoddart Infrastructure supplied a total of 332 furniture items in nine different designs, as well as 970 m2 of anti-throw screens and 470 linear metres of handrailing and balustrading across the Mernda Rail Extension project. This feat highlights Stoddart’s ability to supply large volumes of product while maintaining a high quality of fabrication and finish.