Fife based, Ductform HFE, which specialises in the manufacture and installation of HVAC ductwork and associated products within industrial and commercial environments, has just completed a significant project at the temporary hospital being created in Glasgow.
The company was contracted to manufacture and install temporary HVAC Systems, serving the critical care areas of NHS Scotland’s Louisa Jordan Hospital, a temporary emergency care hospital, being created to help deal with the COVID-19 epidemic.
Located within the SEC in Glasgow and operated by NHS Scotland, the hospital is scheduled to open in late April, with an initial capacity of 300 beds, expanding to accommodate 1,000 beds, if required.
A team of 20 skilled operatives from Ductform were required to alter the existing ductwork systems in the SEC and add twelve additional extract ductwork systems, to meet the needs of the hospital.
The speedy turnaround times and design alterations required for these works, demanded agility, swiftness and sheer diligence throughout all levels of Ductform’s operations.
Stacey McKinlay, Managing Director of Ductform HFE, commented: “This has been a challenging project, in part due to the circumstances and timescale required. However, our workforce has been fantastic, recognising the importance of this project and its vital role in fighting COVID-19. They have
shown an immeasurable level of support, teamwork and effort in pulling out all the stops, to ensure this project is prioritised and completed on time.”
While Ductform has had to furlough much of its workforce, it remains focused upon essential works for clients, alongside continuing its business development and preparing for post-lockdown demand.