GHD Woodhead was engaged by the Department of Defence to design the Warrant Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer (WONCO) Academy, consolidating training and instruction facilities centrally onto one site and utilising the parade ground for training activities. This commission included the living in accommodation (LIA) training centre, which comprises three separate but identical buildings.

Design of the WONCO Academy is based on providing an identity to the functional components of the facility and achieving the design principles of the overarching Hardened and Networked Army Edinburgh Defence Precinct, also designed by GHD Woodhead.