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    Wallis
    Drilling HQ

    The Wallis Drilling Headquarters sees the development of a state-of-the-art workplace with a deep connection to the history of the local area as well as to the innovative past of Wallis Drilling as a company.
    LOCATION

    Wajuk Country, Hazelmere, WA

    VALUE

    $20m

    CLIENT

    Wallis Drilling

    YEAR

    2021

    STATUS

    Concept Design

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    A state-of-the-art workplace with a deep connection to the history of the area and the innovative company’s past

    The project is divided into a series of separate buildings housing independent uses which are positioned strategically north-south across the length of the site.

    Located at the front of the site is a two-level office building and a machine shop which establishes an iconic gateway of twin gabled roof forms for visitors into the site.

    Convenient based parking for workers and visitors is located upon entry and truck circulation is coordinated in a safe and efficient layout.

    The core manufacturing facilities are located toward the rear of the site, housing the stores, fabrication, assembly and maintenance buildings, the wash+blast shed and driver mobilisation facility.

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    Attention has been given to establishing a functional and contemporary architectural vision for the precinct.

    The assemblage of drills within the manufacturing facilities requires a higher volume for these to be erected within and dictate the adoption of a gable-end architectural roof type.

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    The design celebrates Wallis Drilling’s proud manufacturing innovation, which started with the development of the first commercially successful Air Reverse Circulation drilling system in the world in 1974.

    In adopting a classical gable-end architecture, the development as a whole subtly reflects the historic and cultural significance of the nearby Midland Railway Workshops with its iconic pre-war style.

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