Balfour Beatty completes new temporary NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Scotland

WCN Editorial Team 24 Apr 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has completed the transformation of Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) into a new temporary NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital.

Along with the local supply chain and partner contractors, Balfour Beatty as a principal contractor has completed the works on the new project in 20 days on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The new facility, which was built to provide extra patient capacity, will accommodate 1,036 beds for COVID-19 patients as NHS Scotland require additional flexibility at the time of the pandemic.

Work on the project included the construction of sterile temporary wards, installing and commissioning of life-saving oxygen and gas systems, along with laying 23,000m² of vinyl flooring.

The mechanical and electrical engineering works of the new facility were provided by Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick.

The works also included the installation of 220,000 metres of fibre-optic and structured cabling, 35,000 metres of network cabling for the nurse call system as well as 2,200 patient call devices, along with 1,144 oxygen outlet points.

Balfour Beatty UK Construction business Scotland & Ireland regional managing director Hector MacAulay said: “We are immensely proud to have played a key role in the successful mobilisation and delivery of this critical, national facility.

“NHS Louisa Jordan will provide capacity for NHS Scotland if required during the country’s battle against COVID-19.

“Collaboration between the industry, the military, Scottish Government and the NHS was key throughout project duration and I am inspired by our team who have worked tirelessly to complete the works in 20 days.

“We cannot thank them enough for their hard work and sheer determination throughout this transformation.”

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An aerial image of the NHS Louisa Jordan. (Credit: Balfour Beatty.)

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