The new Thorpe Hall shop is set to open its doors – spelling the end of the first phase of the building work at the Peterborough hospice.
The new store will be open for business from Monday November 18 offering customers a bigger and better shopping experience than ever before. That will also include preparing for the launch of ‘Room Service’ a brand new bespoke ordering service open to patients and their families, in the coming months.
The shop has moved across the courtyard into what has been known as the carpenter’s workshop. Months of work have seen the listed building, an empty shell previously used as a storage area, transformed.
Downstairs the shop floor boasts a comfortable seating area, shelves for new goods and racks for clothes and accessories.
Upstairs will be storage areas and the location of the new ‘Room Service’, set to be introduced early next year. This is a brand new service which will enable patients and their families to order convenience goods for delivery direct to their rooms. These might include stamps, toiletries, mobile phone top ups and stationery.
The shop was included in phase one of the building work at Thorpe Hall Hospice, in Longthorpe, Peterborough which has seen the refurbishment of large areas of the west wing. With that part of the work now complete, phase two will begin and include modernising of the rest of that section of the 17th century mansion.
Shop manager Jane Kitchener told ESP – “The Thorpe Hall shop is an important part of the hospice and the local community. The work here has given us the opportunity to increase the retail space at Thorpe Hall, something we have been very keen to do for a long while. Everyone is very excited about the opportunities this expansion will create – including offering a Room Service to our patients and their families.”
The new shop will be opening for business at 10am on November 18. If you wish to donate your unwanted items to help stock the shop, there’s a shed in the hospice’s car park where bags can be left between 9am and 5pm. Nothing is left in the shed overnight.
Money spent in the Thorpe Hall shop is going towards the £6 million appeal to fund the building of a new hospice at Thorpe Hall.
For information about Thorpe Hall and the £6 million appeal visit www.thorpehall.org.