A recently erected tower crane on the ACMD building site at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne marks a major milestone for the project.
Used to help facilitate deliveries for the project, the crane will lift building materials and equipment required from the loading bay on Victoria Parade on to the site. It is anticipated that it will perform around 10,000 lifts of materials and equipment to service the project. The crane has been erected to 30m for the first stage and will progressively climb higher as the structure advances, eventually standing an impressive 60m above street level.
“This is a significant and very symbolic moment for any big build. It’s another important step forward in developing the new home for the ACMD, which will be instrumental in furthering research translation and the way forward for healthcare of tomorrow,” said ACMD Project Director Andrew Crettenden.
The 11-story biomedical engineering research centre, set to become a Victorian landmark, is scheduled for completion in 2024 and planned to be operating in early 2025.