The major work required to facilitate access to the further areas of the Mackintosh Building requested by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for their ongoing investigations will begin on 24 February 2020. Given the extent of the requested access – along the whole of the south side of the building from Dalhousie Street to beyond the museum – around 24 weeks of activity is forecast.
The work is planned to take place on weekdays from 8am to 4.30 pm with members of the GSA Mackintosh Building team and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on site. It may occasionally be necessary to work at short notice on Saturdays, but there is no indication of this at present.
A crane will arrive on site on or near 24 February and works will be concentrated at the west end of the building (on Scott Street) with conveyors removing fire damaged material from the site.
Throughout this period Renfrew Street will remain closed to through traffic and be part of the contractor’s, (Reigart) site. There will be no changes to the existing extent of the Building site during the works, but there will be more movement of vehicles entering and exiting the site. There will continue to be 24-hour manned security on the site at all times.
The Glasgow School of Art would like to thank local residents, students and staff for their continued understanding as we undertake the work which is necessary for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to continue their ongoing investigative work.