Partridge have been involved as temporary works engineers for a hoarding and scaffolding contractor on the new Sydney Metro Rail Station being constructed 25 metres below the Pacific Highway. Our work included the design of a raised loading platform, designed to maintain site access underneath while supporting construction load storage of 2 tonnes per square metre overhead. We are also responsible for the design and supervision of the suspended temporary steel platform which supported the precast concrete beams and formwork for the recently completed suspended concrete slabs above street level. The grillage of 22 x 600mm deep steel beams (700mm spacing) supported construction propping loads during the erection of the precast concrete beams and pouring of the suspended slab. Each beam successfully supported up to 22 tonnes over a ten metre clear span.