Christchurch Outpatients Building

In September 2010, the first of a number of major earthquakes hit the Canterbury region causing extensive damage to the Canterbury District Health Board’s facilities. The initial scoping study for the project identified the options for the new outpatients building on the Christchurch Hospital campus.

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The aim of this project was the development of an ‘optimised’ and fit-for-purpose facility to house services such as Dental, Diabetes & Endocrine, Allied Health Haematology, Vascular Genetics, Neurology and Ophthalmology.

This facility not only needed to be a multi-purpose / service building, but also future-proofed to allow for the ever changing demands on these types of medical services.

Taking consideration of +/- 80 mm movement has a significant effect on the design of the building envelope and its interface with interior partitions, fire ratings, acoustics and building services.

The facility is a key piece of health infrastructure that brings to life the full integrated model of care the Canterbury District Health Board is working towards by re orientating its services and responding to the impacts of the earthquakes on its facilities.

The new outpatients building opened at the end of 2018.


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