MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Plenary Group’s landmark Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) project has officially achieved commercial acceptance.
The Victorian Government yesterday issued the Certificate of Commercial Acceptance stating Plenary Health had achieved the milestone on the originally-scheduled date of Tuesday 14 June 2016.
This confirms the on-time delivery of this $1 billion project, more than four years since works began.
Plenary Group Executive Director Paul Crowe, who was the VCCC project’s bid director in 2011, said it was rewarding to finally realise the vision of a facility that was conceived so many years ago.
“After many years of working on this project, through the conception, design and construction phases, it is wonderful to have delivered on the promise of the original bid,” Mr Crowe said.
Plenary Group Chief Operating Officer Glenn Hay said achieving commercial acceptance allowed the successful transition of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre into the facility.
“To deliver a complex $1billion centre-of-excellence on time and on budget is something that speaks volumes for the collaboration between Plenary and its government partner,” Mr Hay said.
“After years of planning, and after four-and-a-half years of construction, I am extremely proud to see the VCCC open to staff and patients on the day we originally planned for.
“Patients and clinical staff moved in last week, researchers have started to move in, and the cafes and retailers are buzzing with activity.
“With more than 1.1 million Australians living today with a cancer diagnosis, including 256,000 Victorians, a facility like this has never been more important.”
Mr Hay congratulated all of the Plenary Health team, including those from Plenary Group, the builder joint venture Grocon PCL, and facilities management provider Honeywell that worked on the project.
The 130,000-square-metre VCCC is the new home of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and new cancer research and clinical services for Melbourne Health and the University of Melbourne.
Located in Melbourne’s prestigious Parkville Biomedical Precinct, the VCCC aims to become one of the top 10 facilities of its kind in the world – a leader in cancer research, treatment, care and education.
Plenary Group led the Plenary Health consortium that was contracted to finance, design and build the VCCC, and is now contracted to manage the facility under a 25-year concession.
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