Christchurch Outpatients, Christchurch Hospital
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


August 2018



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.

“I would like to acknowledge the significant effort Leighs have expended on this project, and the exceptional quality of the end result. Your attention to detail and unending desire for quality sets you apart from a long list of contractors we have worked with. We appreciated everyone’s cool head, respectful approach and proactive action on site. This new facility is a great asset that will serve the community of Christchurch well in years to come.”

Guy Cleverley, Director CCM Architects
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