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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Parkville, VIC

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is a $1B comprehensive cancer centre, delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) under the Government’s Partnerships Victoria framework. This world class facility has been specifically designed to support translational research and comprehensive cancer care.

The project was led by the Victorian Department of Health and was a joint Department of Health (DH) and Department of Business and Innovation (DBI) project, with eight collaborative joint venture members.

The new centre provides over 90,000 sqm of purpose-built facilities including; 160 overnight inpatient beds (72% single); 42 bed intensive care unit; 110 chemotherapy, medical and surgical same-day beds and chairs; a dedicated clinical trials unit with 24 treatment places; eight medi-hotel overnight family beds; 25,000 sqm of specialised research facilities for up to 1,200 researchers; 8 operating theatres; 2 procedure rooms; 8 radiation therapy bunkers and world class clinical education and training facilities including 47 seminar/meeting spaces and a large lecture theatre.

STH, in association with Design Inc (STHDI) and MCR Architects designed, planned and delivered this facility as part of the Plenary Health consortium.

After four-and-a-half years of construction the VCCC successfully opened to staff and patients on time and on budget in June 2016, with the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, commenting, “the historic VCCC opening is a momentous step forward in the fight against cancer. This is Australia’s first ever, purpose-built comprehensive cancer centre, built with the vision to save lives by connecting the world’s best cancer research, education, treatment and care under one roof. In this iconic, state-of-the-art building, the best and brightest medical minds will work side-by-side to fast-track future cancer breakthroughs and deliver first class care and treatment to patients.”

90,000 m²

Completed 2016

Plenary Health
Victorian Department of Health