Mott MacDonald has supported the NHS to deliver the 1000-bed capacity temporary NHS Louisa Jordan hospital within the Scottish Events Campus, Glasgow, UK. The consultancy provided project management services covering overall integration of the work streams, on-site logistics planning, operations coordination, facility management advisory services, as well as design input to bring about schedule and successful delivery of the hospital.
Named after a famed Scottish nurse of World War One, the NHS Louisa Jordan hospital is a Covid-19 response facility delivered to help safeguard Scotland’s NHS during the outbreak. After a reconnaissance for suitability by the Army, work began on 31 March to convert 24,000m2 of conference / exhibition space into a hospital in just under three weeks.
The hospital has been designed by Keppie Design, AECOM and Mott MacDonald and constructed jointly by four main contractors: Balfour Beatty, Kier, Robertson and Graham Construction and their significant supply chain. At peak almost 1000 people from contractors and NHS staff worked on site around the clock until the site was operationally ready on 20 April. Mott MacDonald had a hands-on role as on-site coordinator and intermediary between the NHS, Scottish Government, clinicians, site owner, security and contractor teams.
Lachlan Robertson, Mott MacDonald’s on-site programme manager said: “The NHS Louisa Jordan is the fourth Covid-19 response hospital Mott MacDonald has supported following delivery of NHS Nightingales in London and Manchester and the Dragon’s Heart hospital in Cardiff. On all these projects, fantastic collaboration between all stakeholders has delivered these facilities at incredible speed. We're extremely proud to have this central role in bringing these facilities successfully into commission for the NHS in England, Scotland and Wales.”
Chief executive of NHS Louisa Jordan, Jill Young, said: “Because of Mott MacDonald’s efforts, we now have a safe, effective and high-quality hospital 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 Mott MacDonald for their involvement and remarkable contribution to the delivery of our hospital.”