VCCC at dusk

Plenary and Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Project win at World Finance Magazine Awards

Published 11 July 2013

LONDON, UK - Plenary Group has been named Best International Project Sponsor and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Project Best International Health Care project, at World Finance Magazine’s 2013 Infrastructure Investment Awards.

The awards, based on voter participation, were presented to Plenary Group Principal, John O’Rourke, at a ceremony at the London Stock Exchange on 10 July.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s biomedical and research precinct, the $1 billion VCCC Project will be a world-class cancer centre that will be an international catalyst for collaboration in cancer research and treatment; some 1,200 cancer researchers will work side by side with clinicians and their patients in the battle against cancer.

Mr O’Rourke said that the most rewarding aspect of the World Finance Magazine announcements was the peer recognition encapsulated in awards voted on by the industry itself.

“It is always particularly satisfying when our achievements and projects we get the privilege to deliver are publicly recognised because of the support of our peers in the infrastructure community,” Mr O’Rourke said.

“For an independent investor, developer and operator like Plenary to attract industry recognition on a global scale says a great deal about our relentlessly hardworking and dedicated team.”

Since 2007, the World Finance Magazine Awards have been celebrating achievement and innovation in finance and infrastructure. The World Finance Magazine website promotes the Awards as recognising industry leaders and projects that represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice.

These most recent awards follow the magazine’s announcement earlier in the year that Plenary Group had been voted Best PPP Project Sponsor in North America and that its Humber River Regional Hospital had been voted North America’s best Health Care Project.

Plenary Group presently has a portfolio of 23 infrastructure projects across the Americas and Australia with a project capitalisation of some A$12 billion.