The adaptation and conservation works at Footscray Railway Station have been listed in the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards.

The works focused on the four key buildings of heritage value; the centrally situated Main Station Building; flanked by the lesser platform station buildings to the north and one to the south plus a Signal Box to the north east.

In addition to researching, designing and overseeing the implementation of the program of conservation works, working in accordance with the Burra Charter principle of changing as much as necessary but as little as possible – the extent of modifications and the introduction of new building fabric was deliberately minimised. RBA worked closely with HASSELL Architects to resolve the detailing of the extensive new interventions.

Overall the project has reinvigorated a forlorn complex, raised awareness of its significance, re-established its landmark status in the rail network, and provided a foundation for renewed civic pride in a part of Melbourne that has often been overlooked.

The full list of entries can be found at

31 March 2015

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