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Degnan was engaged by NovoRail Alliance to construct a new traction substation at Rooty Hill to support the roll-out of the new Waratah trains. Degnan’s scope of work included the construction of the new substation from the suspended concrete slab upwards. The fit out of the building included architectural finishes such as glazed brickwork, louvres, composite cladding, joinery and kitchen fit out. Precast concrete blast wall panels, perimeter fencing and gates around the transformer bays were also constructed.

On-site parking areas, roads and landscaping were also constructed on the site. Meticulous planning and collaboration was required as the substation was constructed adjacent to the rail corridor and work areas were restricted.