VCCC construction

VCCC Project breaks street level

Published 11 October 2013

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA – Plenary Health is nearly two years into construction of the Victorian Government’s new $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Project and the structure of the facility has officially reached street level.

The milestone marks the completion of the VCCC facility’s six basement levels including car parking, plant rooms and eight radiation therapy bunkers.

Victorian Minister for Health David Davis MP visited the site along with Plenary Group Principal John O’Rourke and Grocon Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Grollo, to inspect the works.  

Minister Davis also visited the site back in March at the completion of excavation. At that stage 300,000 square cubic metres of soil had been removed from the site and the first concrete pours for the basement were taking place.

Mr O’Rourke said that over the coming months the facility’s 13-floor above ground structure will start to rise above the hoarding and the first of the façade’s pre-cast panels will be applied.

“Soon Melburnians will start to see the significant impact this landmark building will have on the Parkville biomedical precinct and on the city’s built form.

“This striking facility will house researchers and clinicians from some of the world’s leading cancer organisations,” Mr O’Rourke said.

“It is this powerful collaboration that we’re confident will see the facility internationally recognised for its contribution to cancer research, clinical practice and education.”  

The $1 billion facility purpose-built for cancer research, treatment, care and education will provide a brand new home for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and new cancer research and clinical service space for the Royal Melbourne Hospital (Melbourne Health).

It will also provide additional cancer research facilities for The University of Melbourne and new education facilities for all of these building partners.

Construction of the VCCC Project is on track to be completed in 2015 with service commencement planned for mid-2016.