Central Station job designed by Woods Bagot and John McAslan team

Laing O’Rourke has lifted a vaulted roof into place as part of a deal to refurbish a Sydney metro station designed by Australian firm Woods Bagot and John McAslan + Partners.

The roof, which spans 2,240 sq m, sits 16m above the northern concourse at Central Station which is part of work on the city’s new Sydney metro. The dominant feature of the roof is a series of kite-shaped skylights.

The station is the city’s busiest with 500,000 passengers expected to be using it daily with the refurbishment adding another 40,000 passengers who will use the station hourly.

The A$995m (£526m) scheme is due to finish in 2024.

The station was first built in 1906.