Project Description

Client:

Plenary Health Consortium

Project Value:

$1 billion

Project Design:

Design Inc / Silver Thomas Hanley Joint Venture with McBride Charles Ryan

Contractor:

Grocon & PCL

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is a purpose-built facility for cancer research, treatment, care and education located in Melbourne’s Parkville Biomedical Precinct.

It is the new home of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and features new cancer research and clinical services for Melbourne Health and new cancer research spaces for the University of Melbourne. Covered bridges join these facilities to new facilities at the adjacent Royal Melbourne Hospital.

It was designed to deliver maximum functional area with a blend of clinical, administrative and research facilities and includes 96 overnight inpatient beds, 110 same-day beds, a dedicated clinical trials unit, and accommodation for families of country patients.

The facility also provides more than 20,000 square metres of specialised research space for up to 1,200 researchers, eight operating theatres, two procedure rooms, eight radiation therapy bunkers, education and training facilities, and eight gardens and terraces comprising low-allergenic plants and materials.

The Victorian Government has contracted the Plenary Health consortium to design, build, finance and maintain the project under a 25-year concession.

WT Partnership provided cost estimates and planning, quantity surveying and cost management services throughout the bid, design and construction stages, including insurance claim management and dispute resolution expert reports.