Glasgow School of Art

Kier Group plc Contact

The project involves the restoration of both the envelope and interior of the Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art, a category A listed building constructed between 1898 and 1909. Phase 1 will reconstruct the fabric of the building damaged by the fire that engulfed the west wing in 2014. All upper roof areas will also be refurbished or replaced.  Phase 2 will restore all internal finishes within the school.

Phase 1 – Restoration of the fire damaged masonry piers to the library west elevation and rebuild of the east and west masonry gables of Studio 58. Refurbishment and reconstruction of the north studio steel frames to allow the roof to be rebuilt and new timber screen windows to be installed. This will be followed by general refurbishment of all external roof finishes and glazed roof lights including the loggia and “hen run” roof. The basement drainage will also be replaced during Phase1.

Phase 2 – Phase 2 will conclude all envelope works including replacement steel and timber windows, harling repairs and the restoration of all low level roof areas. The major element of the phase 2 works will be restoration of all internal finishes whilst upgrading all services including the proposed mist fire protection system, renewed power, lighting and wet heating systems. Finally the reconstruction of the original Mackintosh library will be completed. 

All visitor’s will have a visitor induction followed by a presentation of the project then be taken on a tour of the building where you can view the works being undertaken in the library and studio 58, and see our stone masons working to restoring the existing brickwork. 

Sturdy footwear / No Heels all other PPE will be provided.

Address Kier Construction Site Office, Glasgow School of Art, 11 Dalhousie Street, Glasgow
G3 6RQ

The site location is city centre, with local bus routes, subways, train stations. Link below to Google Maps which can give you exact directions from your destination.,+Glasgow+G3+6RQ/@55.8661049,-4.2646482,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x488844265f560a87:0x10df750abedff631!8m2!3d55.8659579!4d-4.2634054

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Parking available yes

Parking available at Cambridge Street Multi-storey Car Park, Glasgow G3 6RU

Length of Visit 1 Hour
Maximum Group Size 15
Register by 27 Mar 2017
Disabled Access yes

Access available only to ground floor, (construction works being carried out on existing lift at present)

Child Restrictions yes

No children under the age of 16

Gwen Blair

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