A new open-plan caf with glass frontage will replace the old one in Hyde Park South, as part of works to make Museum Station more accessible to Sydneysiders.
The new caf will help preserve the heritage look of the brick station entrance at the corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool streets, and will be built by the City of Sydney as part of works by Transport for NSW, including improving access to the station by installing new lifts and platforms.
“The design sits well with the heritage setting and will allow for better access to the park, Pool of Reflection and Anzac War Memorial, which will soon be upgraded to include a water feature and education centre on the western side,” said Lord Mayor, Clover Moore.
Unlike the former caf attached to the rear of the station, the new cafe will be set back to allow better access and sight lines to the park and Anzac War Memorial, where a water cascade will also be added by the NSW government.
Designed by Andrew Burns Architects, the new caf will cover a similar area to the original and after its completion, the City of Sydney will invite expressions of interest from prospective operators.