The Kinghorn Cancer Centre (TKCC) is a new cancer research centre that combines Integrated Multi-disciplinary Cancer Care and Translational Cancer Research. The project comprises eight levels of specialist PC2 research laboratories, clinical data management and analysis suites, clinical consulting suites, high level conferencing facilities, multi-disciplinary meeting rooms, patient coordination and clinical services areas and general support spaces. The project is located adjacent to and links into the adjoining Garvan Institute of Medical Research (GIMR) and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) Lowey Packer Building. As the existing facilities remained operational during the project implementation our Project Management Plan was crucial to ensure all variables were well considered and incorporated as appropriate. These facilities have sensitive research equipment and Animal housing facilities that required implementation of strict noise and vibration monitoring and control procedures.
A detailed communication and stakeholder engagement strategy has been developed to ensure ongoing open and transparent communication between all stakeholders. It is essential that communications channels remain open and working effectively to enable the project proceed in a sympathetic and minimally intrusive manner, not only for the GMIR, VCCRI and SVH, but also the local community.
Client: St Vincents Hospital Sydney Ltd & Garvan Inst. Of Medical Research
Architect: Bligh Voller Neild
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor
Location: Darlinghurst, NSW
Value: $81.5 m
Completion date: December 2012