Stand Children’s Service lost their facility in the 2011 earthquake. They needed a project partner to create a very special village facility in Christchurch.
Stand Children’s Services facility on Glenelg Spur in Christchurch was badly damaged in the February 2011 earthquake. Whilst a devastating blow to the organisation, it opened the way to rebuild a very special village facility on their hill site with a vision of creating a transformative therapeutic environment that would significantly change the life trajectory of vulnerable children. The Building Intelligence Group was engaged as Stand’s Client Representative to manage the design and construction of the new village facility and the design of the sub-division. At the same time, we helped source and fitout an interim accommodation facility West of Christchurch so Stand could maintain their residential programme.
The new building is located in the supreme position on the site.The village includes an administration area for community and school social workers to use as a base, reception and meeting rooms, learning spaces, an indoor gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, three children’s homes, and a fully equipped Family Development Unit.
Stand’s new Children’s Village opened on the 4th April 2014. Dr Fiona Inkpen, Chief Executive commented at the official opening. “TBIG have been so easy to work with. Their understanding of the outcomes we needed to achieve within budget, have been second to none.”