Schindler Lifts Australia Awarded 2017 Elevator World Project of the Year for Victoria Comprehensive Cancer Centre project

Elevator World Inc, has recognised Schindler Lifts Australia for its work on the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) project as the world’s premier elevator installation at the publication’s 2017 industry awards.

The VCCC is a purpose-built centre-of-excellence for cancer research, treatment, education and care located in Melbourne’s prestigious Parkville Biomedical Precinct. It was designed to deliver maximum functional area with a blend of clinical, administrative and research facilities.“The VCCC is a great example of where we have been able to incorporate the best of our innovations to provide a unique solution for the customer”, Schindler Australia Managing Director, Rob Seakins said. “PORT Technology coupled with our S7000 and S5500 products has created a unique user experience in a hospital type environment. The cooperation between Schindler and Plenary Health, the team tasked with delivering this facility, was critical to delivering on the VCCC vision. We are very proud to have been selected for the installation of this project and continue our association through our service and maintenance team,” Mr Seakins added.

Delivered under a public-private partnership, the Victorian Government contracted the Plenary Health consortium comprising Plenary Group, the Grocon / PCL builder joint venture and facilities manager Honeywell to design, build, finance and maintain the project under a 25-year concession.

Comprising 23 elevators, the 130,000 square-metre VCCC is the only hospital in Australia that uses a dedicated elevator destination control system, which meant the client’s specification for the lift services was prescriptive. Schindler was able to demonstrate that it had the right experience, knowledge and technology to meet all of these requirements and to ensure seamless movement of passengers through the building.

The clinical and research areas are serviced by separate lift banks, each operating on a group traffic control, with a number of priority recalls for special duties. Recalls are ranked according to of priority level and specific lifts are allocated to respond to these recalls.

Public lifts have been separated from the clinical lifts, research staff lifts, and service elevators in the facility.

Each lift is connected into a site wide Remote Lift Monitoring System (RLMS). The RLMS is able to provide real time monitoring, alarm, diagnostic performance and traffic handling information in both visual screen based and hard copy output. The RLMS also provides control functionality to allow for dispatching lifts to assist in evacuation and other required lockdown scenarios.

Where allocated, lift cars and landing displays have programmable Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) or Light Emitting Diode (LED) displays which indicate lift position, direction of travel, lift status and service. This can include priority call, exclusive use, fireman service and where specified video
and messages.

Priority recalls including emergency response team, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and critical care patient transfer, offer a dedicated lift use function. When a recall is registered, it responds by taking
a nominated lift from group control and sending it to the floor on which the recall originated. For catering and other services which require dedicated usage for extended periods, the lift can be placed onto “exclusive use” by the user once it has responded to the recall. The car can also be driven to another floor exclusively without a passenger in instances where hazardous materials
are being transported.

As part of the overall offering to the customer, Schindler also developed customised multi-media instructional videos as part of the training and induction packs that VCCC Management shared with employees, residents and guests.

As acoustics and vibration were important considerations for VCCC, all lift motor equipment has been vibration isolated from the building structure. To meet these requirements a number of measures were employed including lift rail isolators, larger than standard lift guide rollers and multi-layer pad isolators for lift machines.

VCCC Project Credits

For more information please

Schindler Lifts Australia Pty. Ltd.
Nathan Spithill
+61 2 9931 9900          

About Schindler Lifts Australia
Schindler manufactures, installs, services and modernises elevators, escalators and moving walks for almost every type of building requirement worldwide. The company specializes in the latest-technology engineering, as well as mechanical and microprocessor technology products designed and rigorously tested for safety, comfort, efficiency and reliability.

Inspired by the vision of being the best service provider in the industry for its customers, Schindler will continue in the future to develop highly innovative and user-friendly mobility solutions and to deliver these to the world market.
Schindler products can be found in many well-known buildings throughout the Australia, including office buildings, airports, shopping centres/retail establishments and specialty buildings.
In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Schindler was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Innovative Companies, and two of the company’s products received the 2011 Architectural Products’ Product
Innovation Award.
In 2015 Schindler Lifts Australia was Awarded the Elevator World Project of the Year for its innovative design and solution on the Macquarie Bank Head Quarters in Sydney.