Press Release

Balfour Beatty appointed as Principal Contractor to deliver temporary NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow

3 April 2020


Balfour Beatty today announces that it has been appointed as Principal Contractor to transform Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) into the new temporary NHS Scotland Hospital, NHS Louisa Jordan, on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The hospital is being constructed as a precautionary measure to provide extra patient capacity and flexibility 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 recovering from their symptoms.

Along with its supply chain and partner contractors, Balfour Beatty will act as the Principal Contractor to deliver the 300 bed clinical facility in two weeks, with works having commenced on 31st March.

Works include laying 25,000m² 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 required to repurpose a facility designed for leisure into one for treating patients. In addition, Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will deliver elements of the mechanical and electrical engineering for the project.

All works will be carried out strictly adhering to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), to ensure the continued 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: “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”.   




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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 26,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
  • Our main geographies are the UK, US and Hong Kong. Over the last 110 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
  • Balfour Beatty has been operating in Scotland for over a century. Today, the company employs 2,000 people across Scotland and works with a supply chain that includes a substantial proportion of local businesses.
  • Balfour Beatty is committed to delivering on its principle of added social value in Scotland. We work closely with our customers to deliver real, tangible social value to the communities in which we operate.
  • Significant projects in the Company’s current portfolio include the £70 million Edinburgh Futures Institute, the £37 million contract to deliver two community hospital facilities in Scotland on behalf of hub North Scotland, the £60 million University of Strathclyde’s Learning and Teaching Hub, the £37 million Institute for Regeneration and Repair for the University of Edinburgh, the £25.7 million contract to renovate the historic Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen, the £16 million Glasgow Queen Street Station Redevelopment for Network Rail and A9 Dualling Luncarty to Pass of Burnham for Transport Scotland.
  • The company’s construction business recently completed the Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus, the Gatty Marine building for the University of St Andrews, Perth Futures Trust Phase 1, Dundee Train Station Redevelopment and the Prince & Princess Wales Hospice and Radisson Red Hotel, both located in Glasgow.
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