Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)

Supply of Custom-Built Switchboards

The supply of Switchboards for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).


Location: Melbourne

Project Value: $7 million

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is a $1 billion purpose-built facility for cancer research, treatment and care located in the Melbourne suburb of Parkville. It is the home of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and provides new cancer research and clinical facilities for Melbourne Health and The University of Melbourne.

Trivantage Manufacturing was engaged by the principal electrical contractor to supply:

  • 2 x 5000amp Main Switchboards,
  • 1 x 7200amp Generator Switchboard (this switchboard was part of an accelerated program and was delivered in 6 weeks)
  • 195 x Custom Distribution Boards with Lighting Control Cubicles.


This project presented a number of challenges for the Trivantage Manufacturing team. Trivantage engaged in extensive switchboard development to come up with a solution that would overcome the limitations placed on them given the relatively small area that had been allocated for the main switch room. The Trivantage team worked closely with the main electrical contractor and their own project management team to deliver a solution that ensured the modular main and generator switchboards achieved not only achieved ratings of  3200A at 63kA for one second & 7,200A at 80kA respectively but also maximised the limited space available.

The result of all of the development and testing undertaken by the team at Trivantage ensured an extremely successful delivery as the works were completed in full, on time and within budget.

The VCCC project highlights Trivantage Manufacturing Divisions ‘solutions focused’ approach and its ability to successfully deliver on the largest scale projects.