Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Completion year 2016

Key People

Glenn Alman

Mechanical Project Engineer, Principal

Anthony Squire

Electrical Project Engineer, Principal

Ben van Niekerk

Electrical Section Manager, Principal

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The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) facility is located in the Melbourne suburb of Parkville, the heart of Melbourne’s research and biomedical precinct.

The VCCC will be the new home of the world renowned cancer centre, Peter MacCallum and a new cancer research and clinical service for Melbourne Health (Royal Melbourne Hospital) as well as the University of Melbourne’s cancer research and education facility.

VCCC will provide state of the art research facilities for 1,200 researchers that will be comparable to the best international facilities around, with the aim of attracting the best cancer researchers from the international community.

The facility includes the following specialist areas:

  • 160 overnight inpatient beds
  • A 42-bed capacity intensive care unit
  • 110 same-day beds
  • A dedicated clinical trials unit with 24 treatment places
  • Eight refurbished medi-hotel beds, with additional space for overnight accommodation for families of country patients
  • Over 25,000 square metres of specialised research space
  • Eight operating theatres and two procedure rooms
  • Eight radiation therapy bunkers
  • Education and training facilities

As part of the design process and as part of the design team, WGE undertook a study of the best similar facilities in the USA and Canada. With this experience and understanding, coupled with collaboration of other international consultants, the team were able to influence the building design in areas of infrastructure, research and clinical requirements.

VCCC has enhanced WGE’s experience and capabilities in the areas of delivering a Public Private Partnership project and understanding of multi-use research and clinical facilities.

Construction has commenced and is due for completion in 2016.  WGE are proud to be associated with a facility that will bring the Victorian medical industry into the global spotlight and also assist in developing new technologies to possibly save the lives of thousands of patients.

See this project in other media:
Videos: The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Project