Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)
KPA Concrete Construction was proud to be involved in the development of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC). The VCCC is a $1 billion facility built for cancer research, treatment, care and education. The centre officially opened in July 2016 in the Melbourne suburb of Parkville, Victoria. Grocon subcontracted KPA to place and pour the concrete for the majority of the facility.
The VCCC is Australia’s first comprehensive cancer centre. It exists with the vision to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Located in Parkville’s biomedical precinct, the 13-storey centre is the modern new home of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac). It also includes 160 inpatient beds, 110 same-day beds, eight operating theatres, two procedure rooms, eight radiation therapy bunkers, a clinical trials unit and overnight accommodation for country patients.
The VCCC building will host up to 1,200 cancer researchers, with over 25,000 square metres of dedicated research space for Peter Mac, Melbourne Health, and the University of Melbourne. It features education and training facilities including 47 seminar and meeting spaces and a large lecture theatre.
Link bridges connect the VCCC building to four new floors on top of the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). This includes the new world class 42-bed intensive care unit caring for critically ill patients from the RMH, the Women’s and Peter Mac.
The VCCC was delivered as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) under the Victorian Government’s Partnerships Victoria policy. Plenary Health consortium is the private sector partner.
The Commonwealth and Victorian governments partially funded the construction of the VCCC, contributing a total of $854.6 million. In addition, funds came from member contributions, sale of surplus land and philanthropic donations.
The VCCC building commenced construction in 2011, and was completed on time and on budget. Consequently, patients and staff to were able to move into the building from June 2016.
In addition to the new building, ten world-leading cancer organisations have come together to form the VCCC Alliance. The Alliance aims to share knowledge and resources and as a result, drive the next generation of cancer research, education, treatment and care.
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