RMS engages ModularWalls for zero-impact temporary enclosure during Harbour Bridge works
19 August 2019
The Roads & Maritime Services required a temporary enclosure to support safe, efficient bridge works, spanning over several years of scheduled updates for the iconic Harbour Bridge. Due to the high level of preservation orders around the heritage listed site, the application demanded a zero-impact design, with a Leave No Trace deconstruction strategy.
Having previously worked with the company on acoustic projects within the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and various road noise barriers, the RMS once more engaged ModularWalls for this highly customised solution.
The specified design required visual privacy, a high level of security and multiple points of access. The structure had strict installation restrictions, including a ban on strip footings or any connection to the pylon. There were also additional preservation orders on surrounding vegetation, demanding minimal site disturbance and highly attentive construction practices.
ModularWalls worked closely with the RMS to design a custom supply & install temporary enclosure, undergoing multiple stages of planning and approvals. The final solution utilised a VogueWall system, reaching 3m high and profiled to ground level to suit the natural slope of the land.
A custom modular automatic pedestrian gate, as well as a double-access vehicular gate; this satisfied access requirements, whilst delivering a harmonised aesthetic with the rest of the enclosure. VogueWall’s lightweight components and simple modular construction ensured the strict site disturbance protocols were respected; additionally, this resulted in the entire construction only taking a matter of days.
Once the bridge works conclude, the modular temporary enclosure will be deconstructed and returned to the ModularWalls manufacturing plant, where its components will be reused.
VogueWall is a highly versatile modular wall system, offering a vast range of aesthetic and performance capabilities to fit any design brief.
- Up to 3m high
- Approx. 25dB noise reduction
- Available with either Classic or Aluminium posts
- Add lighting, gates or electrical cabling as desired
- Integrate retaining panel to retain up to 750mm
- Rated for wind regions A, B & C in Australia
Whatever the brief, we can design a bespoke solution.