A new main entrance is being built at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.
As part of a wider redevelopment of the hospital site, contractor, Stepnell, has recently begun work on the entrance revamp and extension.
The project will create a new accessible toilet and Changing Spaces facility, a lecture theatre, and a new M&S Food store and clothing store. Rob Speirs, director at Stepnell, said: “Taking advantage of our wealth of experience and expertise in healthcare projects, we are helping Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust to create a functional and appealing main entrance to the Queen Alexandra hospital that meets the needs of hospital staff, patients, and members of the public.” To accommodate the works taking place on the live hospital site, Stepnell has created a temporary side entrance and erected hoardings around the area of construction, closing the main door at the existing entrance.
Mark Orchard, chief finance officer at the trust, said: “This is a fantastic new development which will help improve the experience of those visiting our hospital site. “It is another step in a number of significant improvements to the QA site, including improved green spaces. “These plans will help us continue to deliver high-quality services in efficient, well-maintained, and well-designed buildings.” Stepnell and the trust will be delivering the main entrance project alongside Noviniti, a developer with experience delivering on the QA Hospital site, having built the North car park in 2022. The work is expected to take a year to complete.