Balfour Beatty has been appointed as a principal contractor to transform Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) into a new temporary NHS Scotland Hospital, NHS Louisa Jordan, on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The hospital is being created as a precautionary measure to provide extra patient capacity for NHS Scotland during the Covid-19 global pandemic. If necessary, the facility will initially be used by patients who have been through hospital treatment and are in recovery.
Works include laying 25,000 square metres of vinyl flooring, constructing sterile temporary wards, installing and commissioning life-saving oxygen and gas systems, as well as a range of other complex tasks to repurpose a facility designed for leisure into one for treating patients.
Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will deliver elements of mechanical and electrical engineering for the project.
All works will be carried out strictly adhering to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to guarantee the continued health, safety and well-being of all those who work with and for Balfour Beatty.
Hector MacAulay, regional managing director of Balfour Beatty’s UK Construction business in Scotland and Ireland, 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 front line, ensuring that NHS Scotland has the capacity it needs as we pull through this crisis together”.