Carlton Learning and Community Hub

  • Client

    Victorian School Building Authority
    City of Melbourne

  • Architect

    Law Architects

  • Location


  • Status

    Completed in 2019

  • Consultants

    RPS Group

  • Awards

    2020 Victorian School Design Awards – Best School Project Above $10m

    2020 Australian Institute of Architects – National Commendation for Educational Architecture

    2020 Australian Institute of Architects – National Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

    2020 Australian Institute of Architects – Victorian Chapter Awards, Joseph Reed Award for Urban Design

    2020 Learning Environments Australasia – Overall Winner, Category 4: Renovation/Modernisation

    2019 Melbourne Awards – Urban Design Award

Melbourne’s first integrated learning centre, the Hub provides educational opportunities across early and primary years.

The project comprised the redevelopment of Carlton Primary School with 21st century flexible learning spaces, and a new 98 place Early Years Centre (ELC) and Family Services Centre located within the School campus. The development has brought together education and care, maternal and child health and parenting services under one roof for the first time.

The project scope included the major demolition and refurbishment works to the existing three level structure and construction of a new Covered Outdoor Learning Area.

The ground floor ELC and Maternal Health Centre includes a music room, art room, canteen, kitchen, internal and external play spaces, entry/reception, counselling rooms and multipurpose/shared areas.

The levels above accommodate the main primary school functions, including administration, general learning areas, student library and media hub.