The contract for Frankston’s new multimillion dollar train station transformation project has been awarded.

The contract was awarded to an alliance led by John Holland and KBR, with work expected to start in February 2018 with utility service relocation and technical surveys, followed by major construction and a temporary station closure from mid-2018.

The new station is part of the government’s $63 million Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment.

The Level Crossing Removal Authority will oversee the project and minimise disruption by coordinating work with the nearby Skye/Overton Road level crossing removal.

Genton Architecture emerged from a field of 39 to unanimously win the architectural design competition.

The firm has been working with government to develop and refine the design, which includes a distinctive new canopy and buildings, upgrades to the entrance and passenger facilities.

Other improvements to the area include new public plazas and walkways, aimed at creating a thriving, modern shopping and transport hub.

The result will be a safe, modern and welcoming gateway to a revitalised Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. 

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