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With a building footprint of 10,450m2, the new Acute Services building (ASB) will be the South Island’s largest hospital building. The ASB is being built to IL4 (Importance Level 4) standards, or 180% of code – the highest level for a building designated to an essential facility that needs to be up and running after a disaster. The building is fitted with 129 base-isolators.
The consultants involved in the project are:
The need for new facilities at Christchurch Hospital was identified well before the earthquakes. Back in 2008 the Canterbury DHB (CDHB) began to plan health facilities according to projected growth and changes in Canterbury’s population by 2020, and beyond. It was recognised that with a steadily growing and steadily ageing population in Canterbury, the existing facilities would not meet demand beyond 2018. This is a key reason for the project being completed on schedule.
Yes. Extensive consultation occurred in 2010 jointly between the CDHB and the CCC, including public notices, stakeholder engagement, several public meetings and a full public submissions process. Feedback was very positive, with 233 of 248 submissions in support of the proposals.
A team of internationally renowned health-sector architects and health planners has worked on the designs. CDHB clinical and ancillary staff, other health providers, hospital suppliers and service providers, patient groups and some members of the public have also been involved in the design process.
The building will occupy land immediately adjacent to the existing hospital buildings, behind the existing Christchurch Women’s Hospital. The land was subject to a land swap of equal parcels of land between the CCC and the CDHB earlier this year. As a result of the land swap, CCC gained riverside land and the CDHB gained land next to the hospital, including areas already built upon.
The project is part of the Government’s $1-billion investment in Christchurch’s future healthcare facilities. This includes new buildings at both Burwood and Christchurch Hospital sites., including the new Outpatients.
The Acute Services building project is on track to be completed by 2019.
Yes. A separate team of repair contractors has been working on the earthquake repairs needed at the hospital. This work is ongoing. As much of the work as possible is done after hours or at the weekends.
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This is a time-lapse of the acute services building from the start of construction in October 2014 to January 2018 as seen from our camera on top of Riverside
Page last updated: 12 July 2019
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