Christchurch Outpatients - Christchurch Hospital
About the Project
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 sterile services, consultant clinics, staff administration, offices and public spaces.
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.
Christchurch District Health Board
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.
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.