Christchurch Hospital - Third Tower at Waipapa


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Preferred bidder announced

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Christchurch Hospital - Third Tower at Waipapa

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

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Construction projects: > AUD$300m

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New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $146M AUD | $154 NZD
SECTOR: Social infrastructure
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

In 2020, Christchurch Hospital completed its new Acute Services Building at Waipapa. With two towers, the $525 million building currently accounts for 10,450 square metres in building footprint and 62,000 square metres in total area, making it the South Island's largest hospital building.

Since its completion, the New Zealand Government approved an additional NZ$154 million in funding for the construction of a third tower at the Waipapa Acute Services Building, to service the Canterbury District's growing and ageing population.

The new third tower will eventually include 160 inpatient beds. As demand grows, a staged approach to the fit-out is expected to be undertaken, with 64 beds initially made available.



Key Dates

Nov 2020: Third tower at Waipapa announced




New Zealand Government: NZ$154 million (AU$ $146 million)



Project History

Nov 2020: New Zealand Government approved NZ$154 million in funding for the construction of a third tower at the new Waipapa Acute Services Building at Christchurch Hospital.

Last reviewed: 07/12/2020

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