Balfour Beatty hails ‘key role’ in successful NHS Louisa Jordan transformation
Balfour Beatty has spoken of its pride in helping with the successful completion of the new temporary NHS Scotland hospital NHS Louisa Jordan at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) this week.
Acting as principal contractor, Balfour Beatty and its local supply chain and partner contractors Kier Group, Robertson Group and Graham Construction completed works on behalf of the Scottish Government in just 20 days.
The clinical facility, which has been constructed to provide extra patient capacity, will provide 1,036 beds for COVID-19 patients, should NHS Scotland require additional flexibility during the pandemic.
Construction works included the building of sterile temporary wards, installing and commissioning life-saving oxygen and gas systems, as well as laying 23,000m² of vinyl flooring. Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick supported the delivery of the mechanical and electrical engineering works, which included the installation of 220,000 metres of fiberoptic and structured cabling, 35,000 metres of network cabling for the nurse call system, 2,200 patient call devices, and 1,144 oxygen outlet points.
All works were carried out in accordance with the site operating procedures, which ensured the health, safety and wellbeing of all those who work with and for Balfour Beatty.
Hector MacAulay, Balfour Beatty’s regional managing director of its UK construction business in Scotland & Ireland, 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.”
Chief executive of NHS Louisa Jordan, Jill Young, said: “It has taken just over two weeks to design, construct and mobilise NHS Louisa Jordan. This has only been possible thanks to all of our contractors working around the clock to make sure we are ready to support the NHS in Scotland.
“Because of the efforts of Balfour Beatty and others, we now have a safe, effective and high quality environment which stands ready for patients, if required. On behalf of the entire NHS team, I would like to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you to Balfour Beatty for their involvement and remarkable contribution to the delivery of our hospital.”
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