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Kane secures new Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery

23rd August, 2022

Kane Constructions is delighted to announce the recent appointment to build the new $206-million Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD) at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, in Fitzroy.

The ACMD Building will be Australia’s first collaborative, biomedical engineering research centre located on a hospital campus.

“It is a privilege to be entrusted to deliver this important project,” says Stephen Theisz, Kane Constructions Director.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, and working alongside Johnstaff, Denton Corker Marshall and other key stakeholders to bring this architectural masterpiece to life.”

Kane is currently leading the Early Works phase of the project, which commenced in 2021. This stage included extensive site preparation that will culminate in demolishing the existing Aikenhead Wing.

“We are proud to be working with Kane Constructions on this next key stage of the ACMD project and excited to see our vision become reality, as the new home of ACMD starts to firmly take shape,” says Andrew Crettenden, ACMD Project Director.

With prominent city positioning on the corner of Victoria Parade and Nicholson Street, the 16,500 sqm building designed by Denton Corker Marshall, will be built within the footprint of the old Aikenhead Wing.

The centre will feature a light-filled full-height atrium, education centre, multi-level lecture theatre, exhibition space, ground-floor café, multiple seminar and tutorial rooms as well as a variety of specialised laboratories.

The south and west-facing facades of the ACMD building will be comprised of glass and metal panels that cleverly reference crystalline structures associated with ACMD biomedical research.

Image: Jamie Rigg, Senior Project Manager, Kane Constructions, left and Andrew Crettenden, Project Director, ACMD, right

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