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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre


Delta Group was contracted for the largest excavation ever undertaken in Australia in the last 5 ​​years at the basement of the VCCC hospital in April 2012

Project Overview


  • The largest basement excavation undertaken in Australia in the last 5 years.
  • Located within the medical research hub, the sensitive nature of this project called for effective management of dust, noise and vibrations.
  • Demolition of the existing basement structure was completed before beginning the detailed bulk excavation of over 300,000m3 of earth.

Scope Of Work:

Some of the main statistics of the project include:

  • Detailed Demolition of Existing Basement Structure from precious hospital structure
  • 6 level (25m deep) basement
  • 300,000m3 bulk excavation
  • 260 deep bored retention piles
  • 500No post tension retention anchors
  • 1,100No.tensioned nails
  • 7,000m3 shotcrete retention walls
  • 4.5m deep Core Raft
  • 3000m3 detailed excavation for pad footings
  • 3,000t of slab preparation material

Other Information

  • Client: Grocon
  • Value: $9,000,000
  • Region: Victoria
  • Location: Parkville
  • Industry Sector: Civil
  • Start Date: Apr 2012
  • End Date:

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