MBM are pleased to be involved with the construction of the new Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD), Australia’s first hospital-based biomedical research centre. The 11-storey building will combine laboratories, lecture theatres, and rooms for collaboration between clinicians, scientists, and engineers, allowing for increased research and development and promoting innovation in the Victorian healthcare industry. Upon completion, the centre will play a key role in addressing future health challenges and chronic illnesses, as well as forming a hub for the development of innovative treatments and technologies that harness artificial intelligence, implantable digital devices, and regenerative medicine.
Led by Director Edna Yeo, the MBM team supported St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne with full quantity surveying services that were tailored to the project’s needs. Construction for the project is due to finish in late 2024 and once completed, will support over three hundred more positions across the medical research sector.
The full scope of services provided by MBM includes:
- Feasibility studies
- Cost planning
- Tender review
- Post contract advice
- Variation assessments
Speaking on the project, Edna applauded the move to further developing medical research in Victoria. “We are proud to be able to lend our extensive health and medical experience to the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery, where we expect to see life-saving innovations come to life that will not only benefit Victorians, but the rest of Australia.“
“The facility is being delivered with the highest standard of facilities and world-leading technology. MBM is pleased to be contributing to such an integral project in Victoria’s medical research sector, an industry that supports over 30,000 jobs and contributes approximately $21 billion to the economy. We thank St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne for bringing us on the journey.”
To find out more about our work in the Victorian health space, reach out to Edna Yeo.