Delivered for Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust in partnership with specialist developer Noviniti, Banyards have designed the MEP Services for a new 870 sq.m. entrance facility that will provide additional and welcome amenities for patients, staff and visitors.
Due to open in May 2021, the new main entrance will greatly enhance patient, visitor and staff experiences. These works will improve access to the hospital for staff, visitors and patients and allow for the construction of a planned future intensive care unit adjoining the development.
Other project partners include Seddon Construction, MMC specialist – Catfoss Ltd, Bowman Riley architects, Alan Wood Civils plus healthcare retail provider – Compass Group UK & Ireland and retail fit-out specialist RDA.
The entrance will comprise a new main reception desk, a Patient Advice and Liaison Service and a suite of public washrooms.
On-site patient amenities will include Costa Coffee, M&S Simply Food, Subway and The Stock Shop.
Externally the team are also carrying out an extensive infrastructure works improvement package, including landscaping, the diversion and relocation of the existing roadway and improvements to nearby car-parking areas.
“We are really excited to be building a new entrance to the hospital site to create a better experience for our staff, patients and visitors. This new development 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.”
Stuart Finn – Director of Estates – Northampton General Hospital
Banyards are currently working with specialist fit-out contractor RDA (Restaurant Design Associates) to complete the technical MEP design of the retail spaces, with the handover on track for 6 months’ time.