Freehills and Clayton Utz have advised on a public private partnership bid to build a Cancer research and treatment centre in Melbourne.
Firm: Freehills and Clayton Utz (Plenary Health consortium)
Deal: Plenary Health consortium makes successful bid for Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Project PPP
Value: $1 billion
Key players: Melbourne projects and finance partner Marcus Davenport and Freehills partners Joanne Crew and Joel Rennie
Deal significance: The consortium, which includes Plenary Group, Grocon Construction, PCL Constructors Inc and Honeywell International, will construct a purpose built facility for cancer research, treatment and care in the bio-medical Parkville precinct in Melbourne. The project will provide 160 overnight in-patient beds, a 42-bed capacity intensive care unit, 110 same-day treatment places, eight radiation therapy bunkers, and enough research space for up to 1,200 medical researchers.