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Christchurch Outpatient Department

Ministry of Health

Project Information

Destravis was engaged to provide health planning services including Functional Briefing and clinical planning to CCM Architects for the Concept and Preliminary Design phase for the new Christchurch Outpatient Department.

The early design phase was characterised by a robust briefing exercise which included a high level options assessment of the whole campus redevelopment to validate the Project Scope and ensure the capital investment yielded the briefed service requirements and was consistent with overarching health service objectives.

The provision of health planning services in the post-earthquake environment was challenged by the changing population demographics; the broader fiscal constraints and the complexities of delivering a facility planning response that is fully integrated with the structural design solution.

The nominated site for the new building - The St. Andrew’s “Triangle” - is a gateway location with direct connectivity to Hagely Park and the Avon River.

The functional relationship between the outpatient building, the adjacent Christchurch Hospital campus, and the developing health precinct were all considered in balance with the urban interface.

Destravis engagement continued through subsequent design phase to undertake Peer Review of the developing architectural design.


CCM Architects


Christchurch, New Zealand



Destravis Role:

Functional briefing and health facility planning