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NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital: an adaptive strategy for future healthcare environments

Hear from the Design Director responsible for the design and delivery of this facility - in just 23 days.


28 Oct


16:30 - 17:30


Online session

On 11 March 2020, COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) was classified by the World Health Organisation as a global pandemic. The urgent international response resulted in governments around the world introducing a series of measures to protect public health, to reduce the peak of the infection and to increase the capacity of existing medical infrastructure. As part of the Scottish Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic a temporary hospital was considered, to be delivered by the Scottish Government in conjunction with NHS National Services Scotland (NHSNSS). The resultant hospital – known as the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital – is a step-down facility for patients recovering from COVID-19. It is a fully operational 1000+ bed hospital, conceived and delivered within the existing SEC buildings in only 23 days. David Ross explains how the lessons learned from this project could have far-reaching implications for the design of future healthcare environments.


David Ross, Design Director – Keppie Design

David is Keppie’s Design Director having built a reputation for the development of innovative and challenging concepts for major projects. Amongst these are current proposals for the new University Monklands Hospital; Scotland’s first digital and, healthcare campus.

He has a renowned healthcare knowledge and expertise and regularly gives conference lectures on healthcare design to visiting study groups from all over the world. He was the only architect invited to speak at the inaugural international Government promoted conference on Healthcare Design in Istanbul.

In 2020, David led Keppie’s team for the design and delivery of NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital, SEC, Glasgow; a 1000 bed Covid-19 step-down facility completed in 23 days from concept to completion.

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