Construction begins on temporary 300-bed NHS Scotland hospital in Glasgow

WCN Editorial Team 6 Apr 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Graham, Balfour Beatty Group, Kier Group and Robertson Group have commenced work on a project to transform Scottish Events Campus in Glasgow, UK into a new temporary 300-bed hospital to treat coronavirus patients.

The team will be responsible for delivering the new temporary NHS Scotland Hospital, NHS Louisa Jordan, on behalf of the Scottish Government, in a bid to provide extra patient capacity and flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Works include laying 25,000m² of vinyl flooring, installing and commissioning life-saving oxygen and gas systems, constructing sterile temporary wards, as well as a range of other tasks.

In addition to serving as a principal contractor, Balfour Beatty will deliver elements of the mechanical and electrical engineering for the project.

Balfour Beatty UK Construction business in Scotland & Ireland regional managing director Hector MacAulay said: “In these unprecedented times, we are extremely proud to be playing our part in the response to COVID-19 pandemic, supporting the critical work that our NHS workers are doing on the frontline, ensuring that NHS Scotland has the capacity it needs as we pull through this crisis together.”   
Additionally, Graham will be responsible for providing logistics planning, provision of external gases and external utilities for the site.

Graham Scotland director Gary Holmes said: “It’s a privilege to support NHS Scotland and its clinicians in the development of the new Louisa Jordan hospital to provide additional capacity for the people of Scotland at this most difficult of times.”

Balfour Beatty said that the work is being carried out in compliance with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), to ensure the continued health and safety of workers.

Work is underway at the new temporary NHS Scotland hospital. (Credit: GRAHAM Group)

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