GHD Woodhead was engaged by the Department of Defence to provide architectural and engineering services to masterplan and refurbish the existing Defence base in Geelong into a multi-user depot with the purpose of integrating several local regiments. The depot accommodates a variety of internal and external training facilities.

Several new structures, including training facilities, offices, amenities and storage, were provided on site. The heritage-listed drill hall was retrofitted with a detached contemporary office and flexible conferencing facility.

As a result of the masterplan and the construction of purpose-designed integrated training facilities, the redeveloped depot has achieved enhanced user experience, and improved productivity and operational efficiencies for Defence.