The Chatswood Transport Interchange (CTI) is a major infrastructure development for the NSW Government. It incorporates the re-development of the Chatswood railway station, development of new bus and taxi interchanges and the construction of a retail and residential complex that houses over 80 retail outlets and over 500 residential units (which National FM currently also manage).
The Chatswood Transport Interchange is an opportunity for transport infrastructure to contribute to the structure of the city by creating an experience in movement and making quality urban space. National FM provides full time building and facility management services.
This mixed-use infrastructure development rejuvenates the centre of Chatswood, completely replacing the existing station and bus interchange while maintaining their operations during construction.
The design re-joins the east and west halves of Chatswood and create a new north-south pedestrian connection to Chatswood Oval. An open air bus interchange connects to the station entrance via a glazed pedestrian street, flanked with retail on one side and the station platforms on the other. Visual linkages between platforms and retail contrast with inward looking train stations of the past.
The four rail platforms that connect to the new Epping line incorporates the latest in technology and safety. The podium is capped by a generous sunlit food court serving local workers and residents. Three slender residential towers, the tallest 40 storeys in height, mark the new transport gateway and geographic heart of Chatswood.
Folded metal screens, forming a distinctive capping to each tower, orient the traveller to the various destinations serviced by the station. The towers and podium have been designed to minimise construction impact on the station and minimise shadow impact on adjacent parkland.