Wilton Public School

Stage two of the Wilton Public School expansion included six new classrooms, a social touchdown space, terraced landscaping and link roofs.

We identified the site as a mine subsidence region, which meant our design would need to accommodate significant movements and strains within the ground.

Northrop was required to explain the mine subsidence issues to the Government’s Architects since approvals were necessary and the Mine Subsidence Board was involved.

Our team created a design split into four separate buildings while maintaining the look of one. The use of movement joints would accommodate tilts and strains within the ground. It was essential to commence this work early since it would drive much of the ensuing architectural layout design of the building.

We delivered the project quickly and successfully within the timeframe requested by our client.


Client Name
Government Architect’s Office
Construction Value
$3 million

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