Temporary 300-bed hospital underway at Glasgow’s SEC
April 3 2020
Contractors have begun work to deliver a temporary hospital at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) to provide an additional 300 NHS beds to ease pressure on existing hospitals amid any escalation of the current Covid-19 outbreak.
Over 500 staff, contractors and clinicians are on-site at NHS Louisa Jordan, which is being delivered jointly by Balfour Beatty, Kier, Robertson and Graham Construction.
Named after a First World War nurse who lost her life in Serbia the emergency facility is expected to be up and running within a fortnight.
Robertson Group chief executive Elliot Robertson said: “We are ensuring the safety of the workers on the project by implementing stringent health and safety procedures reflecting the additional social distancing requirements required in respect of Covid 19.
“Like the rest of Scotland we are hopeful that the facility will not be required, but will be doing all that we can, to make sure that the NHS can continue to deliver first class services in their fight against Covid-19.”
London’s ExCel exhibition centre was transformed by BDP in just nine days into NHS Nightingale, offering some 4,000 temporary intensive care beds.