Mackintosh Building Main Tender

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Mackintosh Building Main Tender

The Mac, GSA Glasgow Renewal – Modern Architecture Scotland, UK

16 Mar 2016

Mackintosh Building Main Tender

Mackintosh Milestone: Invitation to Tender for the Main Contractor issued

Calibre of specialists and traditional skills training are key aspects of the ITT brief GSA releases 3D visualisations of the Mackintosh Building post fire created by the Digital Design Studio.

Mackintosh Building Main Tender

Another milestone in the restoration of the Mackintosh Building was reached today, 15 March 2016, with the issue of the Invitation to Tender for the Main Contractor. Following the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) process a shortlist of five companies has now been drawn up which comprises Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd, BAM Construction Ltd, John Graham Construction Ltd, Kier Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd.

Mackintosh Building Main Tender

Important among the requirements for the Main Contractor are the calibre of the specialists who will undertake the restoration of the Category A Listed building and the delivery of community benefits.

Mackintosh Building Main Tender

“Clearly we need a contractor who is able to deliver the full range of technical requirements for the retrofit and has a proven track record in bringing major restoration projects in on time and on budget,” says Liz Davidson, Senior Project Manager, Mackintosh Restoration. “However, over and above this we are looking for the inclusion of experienced specialists who are capable of undertaking the expert restoration of this Category A Listed building. We are looking for our Main Contractor to have the appropriate expertise in their team to deliver to the highest standard in terms of the specialist skills.”

Mackintosh Building Main Tender

Legacy is also a major commitment in all elements of the Mackintosh Building restoration. One of the requirements that will be expected of the Main Contractor is a commitment to a robust programme of community benefits.

Mackintosh Building Main Tender

“We want to make sure that the restoration of The Mackintosh Building can deliver increased levels of traditional skills training in Glasgow and the surrounding area,” adds Ms Davidson. “We will expect our Main Contractor to commit to an extensive programme of recruiting and training new apprentices which will both support the local economy in Glasgow and ensure that the skills required to restore historic buildings such as the Mack do not die out.”

Mackintosh Building Main Tender

Additionally the Main Contractor will be expected to engage with and take advantage of the GSA’s Department of Continuing Education to deliver education and outreach programmes particularly in the Garnethill area.

Mackintosh Building Main Tender

The GSA also released a number of pointcloud images of the Mackintosh Building post fire today. Created by experts in 3d visualisation at the GSA’s Digital Design Studio, these were created by intensive laser scanning of the building. They will form the basis of a BIM (Building Information Model) which will document every stage of the restoration and create a detailed record of the work undertaken for future use both by the GSA and other organisations carrying out complex restorations of historic buildings.

Mackintosh Building Main Tender

The Main Contractor is expected to be appointed in June with work starting on site shortly after the close of this year’s Degree Show. The removal of the stonework comprising the library window gable will be among the first jobs to be undertaken, followed by the reconstruction of roofs which were totally destroyed in the fire. Final preparation work – the strip out of the fire damaged west wing – is currently underway and will be completed by the end of May.

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Rennie Mackintosh is recognised as one of the World’s great architects

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Date built: 1897-1909
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Glasgow School of Art is probably the most well known Charles Rennie Mackintosh building and certainly his most well respected. Powerful sandstone block with dark, woody interior – save the bright hen run high up on the south facade – perched on a steep incline. This is architecture of global importance, recorded in most Histories of 20th Century Architecture. Powerful influence for Art Nouveau and later for Modernism.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Architect, was born in 1868.

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