VCCC laboratory inspection

VCCC Project laboratory prototype inspection

Published 21 April 2015

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA – Last month, key senior project representatives from the Department of Health & Human Services, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University of Melbourne (UoM) inspected the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Project’s recently installed laboratory joinery prototype.

The purpose of the prototype inspection, hosted by Plenary Health and Grocon PCL, was to review the changes to the proposed laboratory benching and reagent droppers (shelving and services supports attached to the ceiling), made following the design development process.

Research is one of the three pillars of the VCCC Project, the others being education and clinical, and accounts for one third of the facility’s area. Around two thirds of the VCCC Project’s research space is ‘wet’ research, or laboratory based.

It is within these spaces where the internationally renowned Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and UoM researchers will continue their pioneering research.  

VCCC Project Research Design Lead, Rohan Wilson from the Project’s joint venture design team of Silver Thomas Hanley and DesignInc, said the VCCC Project’s research areas will contain state of the art laboratory accommodation.

“The design of the laboratories has placed the researcher at the focus; with laboratory benches, services and storage provided to best suit the functionality of the space and provide an environment that facilitates research,” said Wilson.

“These spaces have been designed to facilitate collaborative research among the VCCC Project partners, and provide flexible, safe and engaging laboratory spaces.”