Firms appointed to ‘robustly’ test Mackintosh rebuild plans

Glasgow School of Art fire

THE Glasgow School of Art has appointed two architecture firms to ‘robustly’ test its plan to rebuild the Mackintosh building

Reiach and Hall and Purcell will undertake the addendum to the 2021 strategic outline business case (SOBC) for the rebuild of the A-listed building, which was significantly damaged in a 2018 fire.

The addendum is set to be published in early 2025 and will identify the appropriate route to delivery of the planned faithful reinstatement of the Mackintosh building, with the Glasgow School of Art adding that it will ensure it can make evidenced-based decisions to successfully rebuild it as a working school of art that contributes to the regeneration of Sauchiehall Street and Glasgow city centre.

The combined team will commence work immediately and, with cost and economic consultants, ‘robustly’ test the Glasgow School of Art’s previous assumptions, costs and economic impact, timelines, and approaches to delivery of the project.