Team appointed to build $1 billion Victorian cancer centre
11 January 2012
A consortium has been appointed to design and build the new $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the architectural design team led by Design Inc and Silver Thomas Hanley in partnership with McBride Charles Ryan.
Victorian Minister for Health David Davis and Federal Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek in December joined together to formally appoint Plenary Health as the successful consortium to build the new facilities.
The contract signing followed the successful conclusion of a structured negotiation phase, undertaken in accordance with national public-private-partnership (PPP) guidelines.
The lead parties within the Plenary Health consortium are the Plenary Group as sponsor and investor, Grocon and PCL as the builder in a joint venture and Honeywell as the facilities/ maintenance manager.
“This contract signing means construction of the two new VCCC facilities, on the site of the former Royal Dental Hospital in Parkville and across the road on the Royal Melbourne Hospital City Campus, will start shortly,” Davis said.
Construction of the VCCC facilities is expected to be complete by the end of 2015, with commissioning and service delivery to commence in 2016.
The VCCC aspires to be one of the best comprehensive cancer centres in the world through the collaboration of recognised leaders in cancer research, treatment and care.
As a designated strategic project under the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP), there is a mandated ninety per cent minimum local content requirement applying to the overall design, construction and fit-out of the new VCCC facilities.
The new VCCC, which will become a prominent landmark in Melbourne’s bio-medical Parkville precinct, will accommodate the following clinical facilities:
160 overnight inpatient cancer beds
42-bed Intensive Care Unit
110 same day beds
A dedicated Clinical Trials Unit with 24 treatment places
8 medihotel beds, with additional space for Country Patient overnight accommodation
8 operating theatres and two procedure rooms
8 radiation therapy bunkers
The new VCCC also includes dedicated space to house an estimated 1,200 cancer researchers. Education and training will be key functions of the VCCC, in addition to the provision of cancer treatment.
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