You Can | Sony Foundation


Sector: Government, Health

Address: Victorian Cancer Care Centre, Level 1, 305 Grattan St, Melbourne

Client : Plenary Health

Superintendent: Grocon

Final($) : 2.6m

Completed : August 2016

Architect : Design Inc

The ‘You Can’ Centre funded and brought to life through the vision of Sony Foundation Australia officially opened at the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) in August 2016. The ‘You Can’ youth cancer program aims to fund specialised centres across Australia to provide cancer patients aged 16-24 with a youth-focused, high-tech haven as part of their care.

Designed with input from young cancer patients, Harris HMC was engaged by Grocon, builder of the multi-award winning VCCC, to complete a state-of-the-art fitout to the ‘You Can’ Centre on Level 1 of the Grattan Street facility. It includes a lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, entertainment rooms and dedicated spaces for study, consultations, counselling, recreation and group activities. Outfitted with the latest Sony technology, it provides an area for young patients to continue their life outside of cancer.

Harris HMC’s scope of works included conversion of a bare shell space into six meeting pods; two meeting rooms; reception area; multi-purpose room housing bean bags; open plan office space with workstations; three separate offices; utilities room; two kitchenettes, one for staff and one for patients and guests; and lounge areas.