15 March 2013 - The Health Precinct is one of the key anchor projects in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, and has the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) working alongside partners including the Canterbury District Health Board, Otago and Canterbury universities, the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology and the private sector.
Aurecon, as part of a consortium led by BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax, has been selected to complete the master plan of the new hub for health education, research and innovation and delivery of health services to the public in Christchurch. The master plan will determine the development options ahead of the detailed design and construction phases.
The Precinct will bring together private research and professional partners, and medi-hotels, where patients and families can stay while receiving outpatient or specialist care.
Aurecon’s project director for the Health Precinct, Carl Devereux, says “this is a tremendous outcome and great opportunity for Aurecon to be part of one of the first key anchor projects for Christchurch. It will bring together our world-class engineering competencies that will see cutting edge Health and Research facilities delivered to the people of Christchurch”.
Aurecon will be providing:
• Traffic engineering
• Space Syntax movement
• Health Informatics
• Infrastructure engineering
• Geotechnical engineering
• Structural engineering
The master plan is expected to be completed by May this year, with the design phase starting in August and construction starting in early 2014.