Out of the three projects BFG were awarded, the Outpatients building was the first off the rank, followed then by the new Acute Services Hospital in Christchurch with Greymouth Hospital.

With its distinctive orange window framing, Christchurch Outpatients provides a striking entrance at the gateway to the Health Precinct.

BFG worked closely with Ministry of Health project mangers and CDHB to provide furniture layouts for all the open plan office areas, spanning 10,500 square metres, the building houses 300 staff and will provide on average 800 appointments per day.

Contract was awarded through a nationwide tender, successful due to the quality of our proposal, experience in the Healthcare sector and our ability to provide the total package.



Project Manager: Ministry of Health

Workstations: Apex Fixed Height

Storage: Metal mobiles, Tambours, Strata Cabinets, lockers

Seating: Davenports, 24/7 Chairs, Sterling, Verve, Kyos Think Chairs, Time In Stools

Tables: Dane Trestle , Flip tables, Criss Cross Coffee tables, Custom Solid wood tables, HPL café tables


This is a largely new concept for WDHB, bringing a large number of staff that had traditionally worked in different environments, to a large open plan, semi paperless environment. Spread over two floors, the lower floor is used for hot desking, with multiple zones for staff to touch down or meet collaboratively, and the upper floor is for the administrative and leadership teams.

Quiet revolution booths on both floors enable private virtual consultations between medical staff and patients in larger rural areas who are unable to easily access their GP or hospital. Feedback from the DHB and user groups tell us the open touch down and collaboration/consultation booths are working exceptionally well and have improved staff engagement dramatically.


Collaboration Furniture: Grove leaner, Stars, Quiet Revolution, Vault high booth seating, Galaxy, Block

Seating: Ergonomic chairs – Verve, ottomans, Skala stools, Take 5 chairs

Tables: Orion coffee tables, Orion café tables, laptop tables

Workstations: Graduate

Storage: Metal Mobiles, Tambour units

Other Furniture: soft wiring, free standing dividers with digital print