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Christchurch Hospital Outpatients Building

Delivering a lasting asset for patient care

Outside Christchurch Hospital Outpatients Building

Jacobs provided architectural and building engineering services for the new 5-story, 10,500-square-meter Christchurch Hospital Outpatients building, which includes 127 consult rooms 14 procedure/treatment rooms and 13 special testing rooms for 27 services such as general outpatients, dental, ophthalmology, diabetes, allied health, hematology, vascular, genetics and neurology.


square meter, 5-story new outpatients building


services provided – from dental and ophthalmology to hematology and genetics


in cost savings delivered through fast-tracked design and packaging


staff work in the building with around 1,000 people on average coming in for appointments each day

Inside Christchurch Hospital’s new Outpatients Building

Inside lobby area of Christchurch Hospital’s new Outpatients Building
View 2 of Christchurch Hospital’s new Outpatients Building

The initial scoping study for the project identified options for a new outpatients building on the Christchurch Hospital campus. Our architectural and health planning team worked closely with key individuals across the Ministry and Christchurch District Health Board to articulate the options and opportunities to deliver ambulatory services in the region. During the scoping stage, a schedule of area was developed outlining the new building requirements and functions.

After the initial scoping works, we were reappointed to provide architectural and engineering design and delivery for the new building to be located on a greenfield site within the campus. Our approach to design was two pronged, to progress the shell and core and in parallel develop the fit-out requirements. Due to the challenging building program this assisted in calling early works packages for the shell and façade to meet the project milestones, ultimately finishing more than $7 million under budget and in time with the Hospital’s concurrent Acute Services Building project.

Image credits: Sarah Rowlands, Photographer