Case Studies

Colchester Hospital

Colchester Hospital Entrance

Improving staff and patient experience with new facilities

noviniti, working in partnership with the Trust, successfully delivered the New Main Entrance at Colchester Hospital. The solution as developed, ensured the delivery of 21,000ft2 of accommodation which included the New Main Entrance lobby and reception, administration offices, a full suite of public washrooms and multiple retail offers including an 80 seat Costa Coffee, M&S Simply Food, WH Smith and a Stock Shop.

Crucially for the Trust, the development also provided for the new Urgent Care Centre and over 10,000ft2 of much needed office accommodation at first floor level.

The project necessitated a significant level of complex infrastructure enabling works and division of the main access route crossing the front of the hospital. The project was delivered in 8 months using bespoke modular construction solutions and opened to the public in November 2019.

Project Specification


Main Entrance: 1985sqm including a traditional built link Emergency Department: 215sqm


22 weeks and opened February 2020

Build Method:

Bespoke steel frame modular construction.

Scope of Works:

  • Project feasibility
  • Full planning permissions and building regulations
  • Detailed design
  • Bespoke manufacture
  • Delivery and installation

“It has been a pleasure working with noviniti in the delivery of what has been a challenging, but very rewarding project. The solutions noviniti provided throughout the project resulted in a significant enhancement to the hospital, providing new facilities for patients, staff and visitors. I very much look forward to working with noviniti again on future projects which will aid in the continued expansion of the hospital and help us to improve the services it is able to deliver.”

John Fulcher
Head of Capital Projects ESNFT

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