NORTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL NEWS: New entrance building works underway at NGH

Northampton General Hospital has announced that it is investing in 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”.

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.