Work continues to make fire-ravaged Mackintosh Building safe 

Stabilisation work is under way at the Mackintosh Building as efforts continue to make the fire-hit art school safe.

In the latest update, experts say steel restraints have been installed on the east gable of the Glasgow site, allowing for the replacement of scaffolding.At the west end of the building, the existing scaffolding on the north facade has been cut away, enabling high-level work including the removal of roof steelwork.Work has also begun to make a key area of the ABC O2 building safe so stabilisation of the south facade of the Mackintosh Building can proceed.

Flames tore through the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building on June 15, the second devastating fire to hit the art school. The blaze has had a big impact on the local Garnethill community, with locals frustrated that they cannot access their properties to retrieve possessions. A £5 million fund was recently announced by the Scottish Government to help businesses affected by the fire.[ . . . ]

Continue at THE SCOTSMAN: Work continues to make fire-ravaged Mackintosh Building safe – The Scotsman

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