305 Grattan Street,
The $1 billion-plus Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre opened in July 2016.
It is Australia’s first facility conceived and designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care. The centre is part of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct.
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre project aimed to provide the following benefits: The project delivered a $1+ billion world-class, purpose-built cancer research, treatment, care and education hub in inner Melbourne.
The building provides a new home for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and new cancer research and clinical services for Melbourne Health (including the Royal Melbourne Hospital), new cancer research facilities for the University of Melbourne and new education facilities for all building partners.
The development comprises a new 13-storey building bordering Flemington Road, Grattan Street and Elizabeth Street, and the construction of four new floors on top of the existing Royal Melbourne Hospital.
The new building and the extension to the Royal Melbourne Hospital are linked by covered bridges above Grattan Street, allowing patients, visitors and staff to move between the two buildings.
The new building features space for more than 1,200 cancer researchers.
The translation of research discoveries into new treatments will be enhanced with cancer researchers from leading organisations working under the one roof alongside cancer clinicians and their patients, maximising opportunities for collaboration and information sharing.
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is much more than just a hospital.
It also brings together ten world-leading Victorian-based cancer organisations to share knowledge and resources to drive the next generation of cancer research, education, treatment and care. The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre partnership comprises:
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Melbourne Health (including the Royal Melbourne Hospital)
the University of Melbourne
the Royal Women’s Hospital
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
the Royal Children’s Hospital
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (including St Vincent's Institute)
Austin Health (including the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and Austin Lifesciences)
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Delivered under a public-private partnership, the Victorian Government contracted the Plenary Health consortium – comprising Plenary Group, the Grocon PCL builder joint venture and Honeywell – to design, build, finance and maintain the project for 25 years.