Stabilisation work complete on west gable of fire-ravaged Mackintosh Building

THE stabilisation of the Mackintosh Building west gable has been completed, The Glasgow School of Art has revealed.

The team from Reigart Construction, SGB and Mabey Total Solutions has now finished work, which included the installation of the retention scaffolding on the north-west corner of the building and also on a specially-designed restraint system over the library tower on the south west corner of the building, which was ravaged by fire earlier this year.

Work has also been completed on a protective passageway on the west side of Scott Street which the GSA has created as an extra level of protection for the fire exit from the CCA.

“This has been a challenging time for all the residents and businesses who have been affected by the fire in the Mackintosh Building,” said Muriel Gray, chair of the board of governors of The Glasgow School of Art. “We are truly sorry for the impact it has had and want to thank everyone for their patience.

“We also want to say a big thank you to all the people who have been working seven days a week since July for their commitment to get the work completed, and in particular for pulling out the stops over the last few days so that the businesses which continue to be affected by the fire can get back into their premises. We hope that the CCA and all the organisations based in the building – the cultural tenants, shops and cafés – as well as Bagel Mania and News 4U will be able to reopen as soon as this weekend.”