Sandwich chain Pret A Manger will open its first hospital location in Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital in early June. 

The fit-out is underway at the site, which will be in the atrium retail outlets of the facility. It will include seating for 80 hospital visitors, outpatients and staff.

A spokesperson for Pret said: “Our focus on fresh, quality food has been a fundamental part of the Pret recipe since our first shop opened nearly 30 years ago, and we are pleased to be able to offer this within a hospital for the first time.

“The new shop menu will offer a wide range of nutritious salads, sandwiches and wraps, through to hearty hot food, and the occasional pick-me-up treat. As with our existing shops, we’re proud to have a large on-site kitchen in our premises at the John Radcliffe, which will enable us to deliver the highest quality products with the fast and friendly service that Pret is known for.”

The new offering is a result of support services provider Carillion, supported by RMW Knight, identifying the opportunity for a high street retail presence in the hospital.

Lynn Carpenter of Carillion’s Catering Centre of Excellence said: “Pret’s healthy and fresh offer using natural ingredients ensures that outpatients, staff and visitors to the hospital are provided with a wholesome and nutritional offer in a modern and welcoming environment.”