Northcote Intermediate School

Northcote Intermediate School is at the heart of a thriving community. The school is a reciprocal hub for Northcote’s growing multicultural population, and this relationship was pivotal in delivering a roll growth solution for current and future students, their whānau and the community.

When Northcote Intermediate began to outgrow its existing facilities, the school saw an opportunity to create a bespoke solution to enable teaching and learning to happen in more flexible ways.

RDT Pacific was engaged by the Ministry of Education for Project Management and Engineer to the Contract services.

The school’s active community relationships were considered in the development of the new build with consultation informing the design. The project was delivered in two stages. Stage 1 involved the creation of a larger parking area and installation of additional civil infrastructure to provide future-proofing options for the school. Stage 2 saw the build take place with dedicated collaboration between the design, construction, and management teams.

Ensuring the safety of staff and students and maintaining the school’s regular operations during the construction process were top priorities for the project team.

The project team valued their relationship with the principal, which helped to counterbalance the potentially disruptive nature of construction happening onsite during school hours.

The two-level building, Te Whare o Akoranga at Northcote Intermediate School has enabled a dynamic learning environment where indoor-outdoor flow and collaborative learning spaces respond to different needs and uses.

Te Whare o Akoranga is now at the heart of Northcote Intermediate School, providing much-needed space for the school to grow with their community.

RDT Pacific was engaged due to our extensive knowledge and experience in the Aotearoa New Zealand education sector.


RDT were engaged as Ministry of Education’s ETC and PM to the project. They were reliable, attentive and great to work alongside with. I appreciated their assistance with keeping the project on track and ensuring any issues were mitigated in a timely manner.
Felicia Wood
Delivery Manager, Ministry of Education


  • 2024 Property Council of New Zealand Property Industry Awards, Education Property Award – Merit

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