The temporary facility at the SEC has been built to aid in the fight against COVID-19, should it be required. Initially, it has created capacity for 300 additional hospital beds with the potential to expand to more than 1,000 beds. 

Robertson was one of four companies selected by NHS Scotland, through a framework, to deliver construction services at the hospital. 

The construction industry responded quickly and collaboratively to the current crisis, with the NHS Louisa Jordan project a prime example of the vital role the sector can play. 

Robertson provided staffing and management services and fulfilled the electrical element of the M&E works in tandem with sub-contractor FES. Half of the flooring at the facility was installed by Robertson while the Facilities Management business was responsible for cleaning the hospital ahead of handover to the NHS. 

Throughout the project, worker safety was paramount with clear health and safety guidelines set out and followed. 

Elliot Robertson, Chief Executive, Robertson Group, said:  

“We were honoured to be part of the team responsible for delivery of the NHS Louisa Jordan hospital. We all know how important it is to expand NHS Scotland’s capacity during this period and it’s a real source of pride that we’ve been able to create a high-quality facility in such a short timescale. 

“Our wealth of experience in the healthcare sector meant we were perfectly placed to assist NHS Scotland in providing a facility to serve the people of Glasgow and surrounding areas. We ensured the safety of the workers on the project by implementing stringent health and safety procedures reflecting the additional social distancing requirements required in respect of COVID-19.” 

The temporary hospital is named after Sister Louisa Jordan, who was born in Glasgow and served as a nurse in the First World War. She died in Serbia in 1915 while working as part of the Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Services. 

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