A new main entrance development for Basildon Hospital

noviniti is delighted to be partnering with Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust to fund and develop the new main entrance at Basildon Hospital. Enabling groundworks have begun on site to redevelop the entrance to Basildon Hospital and the new facility is due to be completed and open to the public in Autumn 2022.

The exciting plans will see the creation of a new, two-storey main entrance building with an improved retail offer that will provide a more welcoming experience for staff, patients and visitors. Walking through the doors, visitors will be greeted with a large main entrance foyer with a new reception area and a retail concourse offering familiar high street brands such as Costa Coffee, M&S Food, WHSmith and Stock Shop.

The exciting plans will also see Basildon becoming the first Trust hospital, and the first in Essex, to offer an on-site post office (within WHSmith).

The new building will also offer:

  • a new restaurant for staff and visitors, with a dedicated seating area
  • a new bereavement and PALS suite
  • a refurbished multi-faith room
  • new Trust administration space
  • a Hub space for the MSE Hospitals Charity

The site will also benefit from a redesigned road layout that will make it easier for vehicle traffic to get on and off site.

Chief commercial officer, Jonathan Dunk, said: “The current front entrance has been here since 1972 and is in vital need of change to bring us into the 21st Century. We’re delighted to be working with Noviniti, our new commercial partners, on delivering this crucial improvement for Basildon Hospital. The new development will create a safer, more welcoming and modern main entrance that will meet the needs of our patients, staff and the local community for many years to come.”

Jonathan Houlston, Chief Operational Officer, noviniti, said: “We are delighted that our partnership with Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust will create a new two-storey main entrance at Basildon University Hospital. Our solution will not only provide outstanding welfare and retail facilities for staff, visitors and patients but will also deliver the Trust valuable administration space on the second floor, as well as a secured income stream. Noviniti has worked collaboratively with the onsite team over the past year to develop the optimum solution for the Trust and we look forward to handing the building over in the Summer of 2022.”

Marc Hastings, Chief Executive Officer, noviniti, added: “It is an absolute pleasure and privilege for the noviniti team to be working with Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust as its development partner for delivering this exciting new facility, which forms a key component in the transformation of the hospital site. This scheme creates a contemporary new welcome hub and reception area, together with Costa lounge, M&S Food, WH Smith, Post Office, Restaurant and Stock Shop. A new administration area for the Trust is located on the first floor, and the external forecourt and approach/set-down areas and landscaped gardens also form part of the development.”

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