Artic Constructions

Arctic Constructions has showcased their expertise in the construction of PC2 level laboratory rooms crucial for the Paula Fox Melanoma and Cancer Center’s clinical trials, demonstrating Arctic Constructions’ capability in delivering high-quality healthcare facilities.

“The Paula Fox Melanoma and Cancer Centre project presented us with several challenges that required innovative solutions and meticulous planning,” said Arctic Constructions Director, James Lawless. “One of the major challenges was the spatial restrictions on Level 4, where the laboratory rooms were to be constructed. We had to work closely with service trades to ensure that all penetrations through the panels were sealed appropriately, while also designing alternative wall-to-ceiling connection methods to accommodate the services.”

Access to the construction site also posed a significant challenge. “With all materials needing to be craned up onto the loading dock and 9m long panels being maneuvered with precision, the project required careful coordination and skillful execution,” said James.

Arctic Constructions also had to meet stringent design requirements. The walls, ceilings, doors, and windows had to be PC2 compliant and withstand significant pressure. This necessitated custom design work in-house, working closely with Kane’s design team to develop solutions that met the project’s unique demands.

Despite these challenges, Arctic Constructions successfully delivered a project that not only met but exceeded expectations.

“I am incredibly proud of the Arctic Constructions team for their professionalism, patience, and resilience throughout this project.
Their dedication to delivering exceptional quality despite the challenges is commendable,” said James.

Arctic Construction specialises in all aspects of insulated panel construction including Clean Room, Cold Storage and Pharmaceutical. Services include insulated panel construction, all types of controlled atmosphere environments, coolroom/ freezer facilities, food processing areas, controlled clean and dust proof rooms, portable structures, architectural façade systems, and insulated panel roofing systems.

For more information contact Arctic Constructions, Factory 2/12 Access Way, Carrum Downs VIC 3201, email, phone 03 9708 2750, website

Fangda Australia

Behind the striking façade of the Paula Fox Melanoma and Cancer Center lies the meticulous work of award-winning façade specialist, Fangda Australia.

“Fangda supplied the external façade components for this project, including unitised curtain wall, glazing, perforated aluminium cladding, and featured shroud for the Level 5 terrace,” said Project Manager, James Gong. “The scope of work was extensive, requiring precision and attention to detail to meet the architect’s vision.”

One of the major challenges faced by Fangda was the fritted glass, which required a digital print to create the pattern and meet the architect’s expectations.

Additionally, the concave and convex glass, as well as the top curved fair-shaped glazing, posed design and production challenges for the unitised panel. To overcome these challenges, Fangda used special extruded profiles to achieve the desired aesthetic without compromising the overall performance of the curtain wall.

Another notable challenge was the removable curtain wall panel on the east elevation, which required careful planning to allow for the construction of a link bridge between PFMCC and the existing old hospital building.

“A big highlight of this project was that all curtain wall production supply was completed within three months,” said James.

Fangda Australia, part of the China Fangda Group, delivers high-end facade solutions for curtain walls and window walls. Since its founding in 2016, Fangda Australia has built a reputation for excellence in workmanship, competitive pricing and outstanding results. The company offers a one-stop solution for all facade needs, including design, engineering, production, logistics, site installation and after-sales services.

“We provide clients with high-class boutique curtain walls to meet all their needs. No matter what your project might be, our team of professionals is ready to bring your ideas to life,” said James.

For more information contact Fangda Australia, 3B/990 Toorak Road, Camberwell VIC 3124, email, phone 03 8685 8432, website

Central Communications and Electrical Contractors

Central Communications and Electrical Contractors (CCE) were instrumental in providing flawless cellular connectivity throughout the Paula Fox Melanoma and Cancer Centre project, with the installation of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS).

“Our scope was to build the DAS that can provide 100% cellular coverage within Alfred Melanoma as per the specs,” explained CCE Director, Jonathan Cornford. “Being able to provide a great user experience when it comes to using cellular services to the wider community is truly rewarding. We are pleased with the performance of the DAS as shown in our testing results.”

The team encountered a significant obstacle in running 7/8” coax cables along intricate routes with bends and obstacles obstructing other services. CCE effectively navigated the complexities by fostering collaboration with other trades, ultimately ensuring the successful installation for all services.

Electrical and communications contractors were required to work with minimal allowance on cable tray runs, resulting in an opportunity for creative problem-solving and collaboration, between teams to effectively manage available resources. “We were able to overcome issues with labs, clean areas, and pressurised areas and install to suffice the builder’s expectations and standards.”

Since 1997, CCE has been serving clients throughout Australia, offering premium products and turnkey solutions for wireless enhancement needs. CCE specialises exclusively in building DAS systems to Australian cellular operators’ standards. With skilled and experienced resources available for the design, drafting, installation, testing, and commissioning of any in-building system, CCE delivers projects from beginning to end with seamless and trouble-free consultation with both builders and carriers to give a satisfactory result. We are Supply Nation registered which helps with indigenous procurement required on many projects.

“We are an established company in which the directors and employees all work together as a team dedicated to providing a quality installation on time,” said Jonathan.

For more information contact Central Communications and Electrical Contractors, Factory 2 & 3, 188 Centre Road, Narre Warren VIC 3805, phone Directors Sean McGarrigle 0418 384 629 or Jonathan Cornford 0407 432 853, email, website

HOF Electrical


HOF Electrical, a trusted name in the electrical services industry, has been instrumental in the construction of the Paula Fox Melanoma and Cancer Centre. Known for its innovative approach and commitment to quality, HOF Electrical has rapidly established itself as a reliable provider of top-tier electrical solutions across various sectors, including but not limited to healthcare, industrial, commercial, and residential.

The company’s involvement in the Paula Fox Melanoma and Cancer Centre underscores its capacity to handle complex projects. HOF Electrical undertook the comprehensive electrical design and construct package for the centre, which involved the installation of advanced systems and infrastructure to support the facility’s diverse and specialised zones.

The scope of work included a 1675kVA generator and fuel system, nurse call systems, comprehensive communications and security packages, a Dali Dynalite lighting control system, a 250kVA UPS system, and extensive EMF shielding to protect both personnel and sensitive medical equipment.

Additionally, the project featured the installation of a 100kW solar system, lightning protection, and a monitored emergency and exit system. Coordination with CitiPower for a new high voltage underground supply and indoor sub-station was also a key part of the HOF Electrical team’s scope.

One of the challenges HOF Electrical faced was the complexity involved due to the diverse range of spaces integrated within the facility’s design. The centre features numerous specialised zones, including PC2 and PC4 laboratories, body-protected patient treatment areas, imaging facilities, multi-disciplinary meeting rooms, and offices. Each of these areas adheres to distinct electrical regulations and standards, further complicating the project’s execution.

To address these challenges, HOF Electrical employed innovative solutions and drew upon their extensive experience in the healthcare sector. “Despite the unique challenges inherent in this project, our team leveraged their collective knowledge and specialised expertise to manage and successfully deliver this multifaceted project,” Managing Director, Heath O’Farrell explained.

Collaboration with multiple trades and stakeholders was essential to the project’s success. “Working closely with architects, consultants, suppliers, Kane Constructions, and CitiPower fostered a dynamic team environment that was critical in completing the project,”
Heath noted.

“It was a privilege to be part of this project, contributing to the development of such an impactful facility that will make a tangible difference in healthcare delivery,” said Heath.

HOF Electrical, based in Richmond, Victoria, is dedicated to delivering reliable and professional electrical solutions. As a recently established entity, the company brings a fresh perspective and approach, leveraging the teams dynamic mix of experience with non-traditional methodologies and cutting-edge industry knowledge. This enables innovative solutions, agile adaptation to market demands, and strategic guidance with technical insights for clients across various industries.

With a rapidly growing team and a diverse portfolio of projects across various sectors, HOF Electrical continues to set new standards in the industry.

The company offers a comprehensive range of services, including end-to-end design and construct, electrical engineering consulting, service and preventative maintenance, and data and communications solutions.

From minor works to large-scale undertakings, HOF Electrical ensures seamless integration from concept to completion, providing clients with expedited project delivery and meticulous attention to detail. Their commitment to exceeding client expectations through tailored, cost-effective solutions has established HOF Electrical as a trusted partner in the industry.

For more information contact HOF Electrical, 28 Blazey Street, Richmond VIC 3121, phone 1300 92 73 74, email, website