About the project
The Christchurch Outpatients building forms part of the wider Christchurch Hospital Redevelopment, which has seen public health services in Canterbury reach a world-class standard.
The 10,500 m2, six-storey building caters for 380,000 visitors annually. It includes shared clinical support areas, highly-controlled environments for the provision of blood and other sterile services, general and specialist consultant clinics, staff administration, offices and amenities and public spaces (reception, waiting areas, family/support rooms and a café).
Christchurch District Health Board
The building has an importance level of 3 (IL3) and is designed to accommodate a high degree of seismic movement for structure, partition walls and services. It was also a very technical build, requiring a key focus on QA. The facility includes 620 rooms – with 100 different configurations and/or functions.
There are three plant rooms in the building and a services trench linking pneumatic tube, medical gases, steam and communication services to the main hospital and laboratory.