Adelaide Showground Train Station, SA


McConnell Dowell

Roofing Contractor:
S&LJ Roofing Contractors Pty Ltd

2,550m2 of 0.75mm tapered FreeForm
400mm profile in Surfmist colour
18 metre sheet lengths
Steel grade: G300
Roof pitch increase from 2 degrees to 8 degrees

Early 2014


The Project

As part of South Australia’s Rail Network Electrification project, the $16.5 million Adelaide Showgrounds Train Station was built in 2013 to replace the temporary station constructed annually for the Royal Adelaide Show.

Opened in early 2014, the state-of-the-art facility has been designed as a fully covered, weatherproof station to cater for Adelaide Metro’s new electric trains, with a striking overpass footbridge completing the design.

Fielders were contracted by Tectvs and McConnell Dowell to provide FreeForm™ roofing material to cover the entire station, making it the first project in South Australia to utilise the brand new standing-seam profile.

The Process

The Fielders Mobile Mill was based on-site at Wayville to roll the FreeForm™ sheets, delivering a faster turnaround of supply and longer sheet lengths by eliminating the need to transport the profile by road.

After being rolled, the 18 metre long sheets were hoisted by a crane to the top of the station using a spreader bar to safely install the material to the roof.

The Solution

During the planning phase, FreeForm™ was selected by the architect due to its compliance with the original brief of a standing-seam roof profile with clean, visible lines supplied in a 400mm wide pan profile.

A total of 2,550m2 tapered Surfmist SuperDura™ Steel in 0.75mm BMT material was supplied for the roof. Encorporating a gradual pitch change,
the roof varies from eight degrees to two degrees in the plane.