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.
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.
CCM Architects is a design lead New Zealand practice. We bring a commitment to architecture that serves the users and delivers for the client fresh ideas, creativity and simplicity out of complex issues.
Our experience ranges from large scale university campuses and hospitals through to civic parks and streetscapes. We understand the importance of urban design to enhance the connections and spaces between buildings for users and the impact this has on creating quality buildings.
We have specialist skills in project management, leading large consultant and contract teams on a variety of projects. We have developed close working relationships with allied professionals to provide our clients with the best expertise available into a cohesive working environment.
We have wide experience in all aspects of the design and delivery of ﬁtouts that complement the ever-evolving needs of the users. We work with our clients to find the best ﬁt within certain parameters such as look and feel, quality, programme and sustainability.
We bring the knowledge of urban context to architectural projects. Providing our clients with consultation design and facilitation skills that ensure their projects fit into the city fabric.
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