Nunawading Railway Station used prefab architecture to facilitate a fast-tracked timeline and a high quality transport construction project. It was the first train station in Victoria to use modular buildings for the station amenities. The station had to integrate seamlessly into a larger urban plan as part of the Springvale Road grade separation project designed by Grimshaw Architects and head contractor John Holland.
The station offers commuters easy access to the more than 200 trains that pass through the station daily. Each of the four main buildings was fabricated in steel off-site – the most efficient way to build the station quickly, with minimal closure to rail or roads. This approach led to Prebuilt Commercial undertaking a further 12 railway station modular building facilities as part of the Victorian Governments Level Crossing Removal Project.
The building incorporates staff facilities, station amenities and modern transportation facilities, all clad in highly robust vitreous enamel panels that provide anti-vandalism qualities. A combination of seven module types includes curved glazed walls, high ceilings, finished bathrooms, offices, IT and customer service spaces.