Our multi-disciplinary approach was fundamental to solving many of the problems presented by this daring and complex project. To establish the venture, Jackson Teece completed a detailed feasibility assessment and consulted with the NSW State Government, local councils and heritage authorities to gain the necessary approvals.

The challenge confronting the team was to convince interested parties that an innovative and unique tourist operation could be installed without compromising the international heritage significance of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, while ensuring that the operation would be commercially viable. Jackson Teece, as team leader, undertook a role that went far beyond that typically asked of an architect, and ultimately was instrumental in the successful procurement of many important facets of the project. At all times, the Conservation Management Plan served as the guiding document for operations and installations for BridgeClimb.

The project included the installation of safety systems; the fitout of the arrival, briefing and retail facilities within the heritage archways of the Bridge’s structure and the refurbishment and expansion of the Harbour Bridge Pylon Museum.

1999 Energy Australia National Trust Heritage Award Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

1999 RAIA Award for Conservation and Adaptive Res-Use Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb