Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Peter MacCallum cancer Centre within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building .jpg
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building, 2016
LocationFlemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates37°48′1″S 144°57′24″E / 37.80028°S 144.95667°E / -37.80028; 144.95667Coordinates: 37°48′1″S 144°57′24″E / 37.80028°S 144.95667°E / -37.80028; 144.95667
Care systemPublic Medicare (AU)
Hospital typeSpecialist
Affiliated universityThe University of Melbourne
Founded24 June 2016; 3 years ago (2016-06-24)
ListsHospitals in Australia

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is a multi-site, multi-disciplinary specialist cancer hospital and research centre located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The VCCC comprises an alliance between The University of Melbourne, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, the Royal Women's Hospital, the Royal Children's Hospital, Western Health, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Austin Health, and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.[1]

Comprising two facilities located on two sites, the VCCC building opened on 24 June 2016 in Melbourne's Parkville Biomedical Precinct, located on the intersections of Flemington Road, Grattan Street and Elizabeth Street. The building houses the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, formerly in East Melbourne.[2] The second facility is located inside the Royal Melbourne Hospital. The two sites are joined by pedestrian bridges over Grattan Street.

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Building project[edit]

Designed by architects from Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan,[3] [4]the building project was delivered as a public-private partnership, costing A$1.2 billion.[citation needed] The project was delivered by the Plenary Health consortium, comprising PPP specialist Plenary Group, builders Grocon and PCL, and financiers including National Australia Bank. In 2015 the Premier, Daniel Andrews, made a controversial alteration to the project, removing a private hospital planned for the centre.[5] In the months prior to its opening, building management signed tenants for commercial spaces including four cafes, a shop and a pharmacy.[6]

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  1. ^ "The Alliance". Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Pty Ltd. 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Our new home" (Press release). Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ Spooner, Rania (5 February 2016). "Inside Melbourne's new state-of-the-art cancer centre". The Age. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. ^ "AIA Award Winners". Atkar. 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  5. ^ Medew, Julia (3 April 2015). "Fury as Daniel Andrews axes private Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre hospital at Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  6. ^ Johanson, Simon (15 July 2015). "Plenary Health signs up cafe tenants for new cancer centre". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 September 2016.

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