Excavation work to create an underground basement for the new Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD) is almost complete.
A snapshot of the enormous task involved as part of the site’s transformation has been captured with time-lapse vision.
About 4,000m3 of soil will be excavated to create the basement, with work on this key stage scheduled to be completed by the middle of month and the basement slab to be poured soon after. Then, it’s time to start going up!
The state-of-the-art biomedical engineering research centre, co-located at St Vincent’s Fitzroy campus, will be a national centre for future health research, advocacy and equitable healthcare.
To date, about 300 construction workers have been engaged to help Kane Constructions bring the new 11-storey ACMD building to life. So far, building workers have contributed more than 20,000 hours since the official breaking of ground at the site in March.
“This part of the transformation phase is one of the most exciting times in the project. It’s when you can see the vision we’ve been talking about all this time finally start to take a physical shape,’ said Andrew Crettenden, the ACMD Project Director.