Press Release

Balfour Beatty successfully transform Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus into NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital

23 April 2020


Balfour Beatty announces that it has successfully completed the new temporary NHS Scotland Hospital, NHS Louisa Jordan, at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) this week, on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Acting as Principal Contractor, Balfour Beatty completed works, along with its local supply chain and partner contractors, 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.”

Image: An aerial image of the NHS Louisa Jordan​



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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 £60 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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