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New main entrance building works underway

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A 3D image of how the new entrance will look

Northampton General Hospital has started building work on a new hospital entrance to provide staff, patients and visitors a more welcoming reception area.

The new space, located at the current South Entrance of the site, will be complemented by the introduction of popular high-street brands including Costa Coffee, Subway®, Stock Shop and M&S Simply Food store.

The entrance will provide a modern new look as well as first-class facilities for staff, patients and visitors, with the arrival of familiar high-street brands providing healthy, and popular food options as well as a grab-and-go dining and convenience shopping offer.

You can view a walkthrough of what the new entrance will look like here:

Stuart Finn, Director of Estates and Facilities from Northampton General Hospital said: “We are really excited to be building a new entrance to the hospital site to provide a better experience for our staff, patients and visitors. This new space will provide us with more space than our existing entrance and means that we can also offer a new range of retail outlets for people to enjoy.

“These plans have been in progress for a long time so it’s incredibly exciting to see the building work starting on site to be able to share the plans with our community”.

Marc Hastings, CEO, said: “noviniti is delighted to have been appointed as developer for the New Main Entrance at Northampton General Hospital.  Working in partnership with the Trust and Compass Group UK & I, noviniti will deliver a fully-funded 870sqm welcome and reception hub incorporating a comprehensive range of retail and catering units together with restrooms.  This contemporary environment will greatly enhance the staff, patient and visitor experience.”

Andy Jones, Managing Director of Healthcare Retail at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract, and look forward to working in partnership with Northampton General Hospital and Novinti to deliver a great new space and high quality retail offer for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy.”

With building work now underway, the hospitals new entrance unveiling will commence in Spring 2021, alongside new Electric Vehicle charging points to support the hospital’s NHS Sustainability Pledge.

The food offers will all be CQUIN compliant – ensuring that food and drink served are within Government guidelines. The hospital has awarded Compass Healthcare Retail to deliver the services. The design and build is being carried out by developer Novinti.

Posted on Thursday 24th September 2020
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