Work is underway at the new temporary NHS Scotland hospital in the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow
We have been chosen as one of four contractors to build the new temporary NHS Scotland hospital in the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow.
Construction is already underway on-site at the new NHS Louisa Jordan – named after a brave Glasgow-born nurse who died at the age of 36 during WW1 in Serbia looking after British troops during a typhus epidemic.
Over 400 contractors are working alongside nearly 150 NHS Scotland clinicians and operational staff to establish the new hospital, which will provide an initial 300 beds to help safeguard Scotland’s NHS during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Other main contractors in the project are Balfour Beatty Group Ltd, Kier Group and Robertson Group.
Gary Holmes, our Scotland Building Director, said:
“It’s a privilege to support NHS Scotland and its clinicians in the development of the new Louisa Jordan hospital to provide additional capacity for the people of Scotland at this most difficult of times.
“GRAHAM has significant experience in delivering modern healthcare facilities throughout Scotland, and we are working flat-out to help successfully complete this vital facility.
“I’m proud of the way the construction industry in Scotland is coming together during this crisis.”
Scottish Government Health Secretary Jeanne Freeman has praised all staff who are working at the site to develop this new facility.
Ms Freeman said:
“I want to send my sincere thanks to the many clinical, operational and construction staff who have been on site at the SEC to construct this new NHS Scotland hospital.
“They are working together, under exceptional circumstances, to deliver a clinically safe and fit-for-purpose hospital that, if required, will provide extra capacity for NHS Scotland.”