About this project
Arrow Metal provided the platform to success for the $23m redevelopment of Oatley train station, manufacturing the architecturally-designed custom perforated metal panels that form the station’s spectacular new 50m pedestrian footbridge.
The unique triangular perforation pattern was created by Arrow Metal’s state-of-the-art machinery. Using its custom tooling process, Arrow Metal was able to exactly match the architect’s complex design specification.
Custom perforated metal panels: CAD drawing process
CAD drawing was the first step to bring the architect’s design vision for Oatley station to life. Arrow Metal created an individual drawing for each powder-coated aluminium panel, guaranteeing that each piece would be precisely cut and perforated for a perfect fit on site.
Even the placement of the triangular pattern had a specific arrangement, with larger more open perforations on the side walls for light filtration and smaller sized triangles on the roof for weather protection.
Arrow Metal helped to keep the station’s redevelopment on track, manufacturing and delivering the custom perforated metal panels to strict project timescales.
Custom perforated metal panels make a focal footbridge at new Oatley station
Redeveloped as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, the new-look Oatley Station provides the community with a modern, secure and accessible public transport solution.
In addition to the custom perforated metal panel footbridge, the new station also features new lifts, stairs, platform extensions and landscaping. It was opened in September 2016 by Transport Minister Andrew Constance.