Kindergarten, allied health and community centre co-located with a primary school. 3-in-1 flexible community meeting facilities. Maternal and child health plus allied health.

Working with the Victorian Schools Building Authority (VSBA)and the City of Whittlesea, ThomsonAdsett in partnership with Law Architects developed the facility concurrently with the neighbouring new Wollert Primary School.

The facility serves the needs of the local community by providing three 33-place kinder rooms. The centre is co-located with the adjacent new primary school, allowing the favoured ‘single drop-off’ for families along with maternal and child health, allied health, and other community activities.

The community space can be configured in three ways to provide a variety of different meeting spaces, with an adjacent kitchen to service the community space and the common entry plaza between the school and Kirrip. The entry plaza is designed to foster a cohesive sense of community and an opportunity for shared use of facilities.

The kindergarten play space adjoins the primary school play space, helping with the all-important transition for children into the primary school setting. Kindergarten children will be able to easily visit the primary school, and educators can readily share knowledge and resources.

Enjoying the same natural garden setting as the primary school, Kirrup Community Centre also enjoys abundant natural light, extensive solar panel array, and a colour palette that references the local indigenous landscape.


City of Whittlesea

Victorian Schools Building Authority (VSBA)


Wurundjeri country, Wollert East, Victoria, Australia




Interior Design


Project Delivery


Design commenced 2019, completed 2022


$8.7 million


Law Architects