Kier, a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services, is supporting the Scottish Government’s efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, by converting the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow in to a temporary hospital, to be known as the NHS Louisa Jordan.
On 30 March, Scottish Government confirmed the location of the temporary field hospital and Kier, alongside its framework partners are already on site and converting the space for it to be operational by mid-April.
Working collaboratively with NHS National Services Scotland, the hospital will provide an initial 300 beds. Works have been procured through the Frameworks Scotland 2, of which Kier is one of four Principal Supply Chain Partners.
Gary Wintersgill, managing director for Kier Regional Building in Scotland, states: “Our teams are working tirelessly to convert the Scottish Event Campus so it can be operational by mid-April.
“We are committed to working with our partners to deliver this temporary hospital in Glasgow that will assist NHS Scotland’s response to COVID-19. These are unprecedented times and I could not be prouder of the collective effort, dedication and skill of all parties involved, including our local supply chain.”