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Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee
12/11/2018

Dear All
 
Later this week Deputy Director (Innovation) Professor Irene McAra-McWilliam, Liz Davidson, Senior Project Manager on the Mackintosh Restoration and I will be attending the Scottish Parliament Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee.  The Committee is taking evidence following the Mackintosh Building fire, reflecting on the GSA’s management, custodianship and future of the Mackintosh Building and its collection.  You can read evidence submitted to the Committee at: 
http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/109732.aspx
 
As part of the Committee process, the GSA has prepared a written submission in advance of the Committee. 
This is available on both the GSA website at:
www.gsa.ac.uk/ScottishParliamentSubmission
and on the Scottish Parliament website at:
http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/109732.aspx
 
Our written submission addresses the rumours, supposition and speculation circulating since the 15th June by setting out the factual position and our commitment to restore the Mackintosh Building to its central role in the creative life of the GSA, Glasgow and Scotland.  We will reinforce this position at the Committee on Thursday.
 
You can watch the Committee session live on the Scottish Parliament website at https://www.scottishparliament.tv/
 
It has been a challenging period since the 15th June for our students and staff and local community.  We deeply recognise this and that our role moving forward is to ensure we deliver for everyone, staff, students, our neighbours in Garnethill and Glasgow, a thriving, successful, accessible School of Art with our Mackintosh Building at its heart.
 
With Best Wishes

Muriel Gray

27/09/18
Reid Building Update 

As you will be aware, our contractors Reigart and David Naro Associates together with the GSA’s internal teams have been working tirelessly to stabilise the Mackintosh Building in order to enable the Reid Building's return to staff and student use for 1 October. 

Making the Reid Building safe for reoccupation is dependent on a number of factors, not only stabilising the Mackintosh Building's north façade, but also the construction of a protected route to allow the front entrance to operate as a fire escape, making the rear access of the building the temporary main entrance, and the recommissioning of services and systems within the building.

We remain confident that the necessary works to the Reid and Mackintosh will be completed over this weekend and will be approved by Glasgow City Council Building Control department, allowing the cordon to be further reduced and the building occupied.  However, recent experience with the planned reopening of the Library has shown that we cannot guarantee that GCC will provide approval immediately, and in this case before 1 October.

On this basis, (subject to Building Control approval) a phased reoccupation of the Reid will still begin on Monday 1 October starting with staff, but with a view to making the building ready for all students (for School of Design and as temporary decant space for some Mackintosh School of Architecture students) to occupy fully from Monday 8 October. A phased return to the Reid will ensure a safe and appropriate learning and teaching environment for staff and students.

Activity has already been taking place in anticipation of an approved phased return from Monday. The Centre for Advanced Textiles and the Reid’s technical facilities and workshops will be in place in the Reid next week, and in addition WTMS are planning a pop-up refectory facility.

School of Design
Teaching activities will continue in the existing School of Design temporary spaces in Breckenridge House and Civic House next week (commencing 1 October), and on GCC approval, a phased return to the Reid will begin during the week. Arrangements for this will be communicated locally and via Canvas. 

Mackintosh School of Architecture
MSA have been working to set up decant studio space to provide an individual work space for every student within the Reid Building, Breckenridge House and Civic House from 1 October. The aim is to provide a suitable temporary working space for MSA students on or as close to Garnethill as possible and the set-up of these spaces will be completed by this weekend as scheduled.

Next week (commencing 1 October) SWG3 will remain the studio base for Stages 1 – 5, and MSA staff and students will then move to the temporary spaces in the Reid, Breckenridge & Civic House from Monday 8 October.

Until MSA return to the Bourdon, still anticipated later in October, there will also be a single external venue for all lectures – Renfield Training Centre, 260 Bath Street, G2 4JP.

The GFT on Rose Street will be used for stage and programme introductions, and details of these along with the overall weekly timetable for studio and lectures will be posted on Stage or PGT programme Canvas pages.

MSA General Office and MEARU offices will remain in the Open Studio space within Blythswood House until MSA move back to the Bourdon. Students should go to Blythswood House, 200 West Regent Street for any of the functions that they would normally seek from the General Office.

Access to the Reid
As the main entrance to the Reid is still not accessible at this point, access to the Reid Building will be via the back lane from either Dalhousie Street or Scott Street and access remains via swipe entry once inside the back entrance. GSA’s main Reception will be reinstated in the Reid Building from next week, at the front desk. The Library remains open and accessible via Scott Street through the covered walkway and an update on the reopening of the GSASA, anticipated later in October, will be posted as soon as we are able.

We very much look forward to having staff and students back on Renfrew Street as soon as we possibly can, and thank staff and students for their ongoing patience and support. In the meantime students should please check email and Canvas for updates on a regular basis.

Update 12 September

Renfrew Street Campus and Charles Oakley Update

If you have been following our updates since the Mackintosh Building fire on 15th June you will be aware that we have been working tirelessly to ensure that the GSA is fully operational for the start of Semester 1 on Monday 17th September.

This has involved detailed planning of academic activities for students in the School of Design and Mackintosh School of Architecture in the first few weeks of term while their respective buildings are being fully brought back to operation.

As the strategic downtaking of the Mackintosh Building facades has progressed, allowing access to residents and businesses, we have gained access to our own buildings with access to the Reid Building and parts of the Bourdon being achieved last week.

Over the summer our expectation was always that full access to the Bourdon Building within a reasonable timeframe would not be possible and thus alternative decant arrangements were put in place to ensure minimal disruption to the student experience. Work commenced on the refurbishment of the Charles Oakley Building at the end of August to facilitate this expected decant.

Over the past two weeks however, there have been significant developments that have allowed us to reconsider the immediate decant arrangements for the Mackintosh School of Architecture:

  • the strategic downtaking of the Mackintosh Building facade remains on track - facilitating access to the entire Bourdon Building by mid-October
  • the Phase 1 refurbishment and initial fit-out of the Charles Oakley Building also remains on track completing around the same time as occupation of the Bourdon could be achieved
  • as Phase 1 work on the Charles Oakley Building has commenced, significant and immediate work to the building’s curtain-wall glazing has been identified

Addressing the issues with the curtain-wall glazing is considered would have a significant impact on users of the building. Therefore to avoid additional and unnecessary disruption to staff and students we have decided not to occupy the Charles Oakley Building at this time.

Our efforts instead will focus on returning the Mackintosh School of Architecture to the Bourdon Building, ensuring that over the Academic Year 2018/19 our campus will consolidate on Garnethill with the Stow Building coming on stream during early 2019. We believe that this is the right decision based on prioritising the student and staff experience.  It means crucially that all students will have access to the library, learning resources and workshop facilities available prior to the fire right alongside studio, seminar and lecture space.
 


Timeline
 

17 September
Semester 1 starts
The GSA Library (all floors in the Bourdon North) opens

Start October
The Reid Building opens

During October
Bourdon South becomes operational

Early 2019
Stow Building comes on stream and launches officially with Degree Show 2019
 


 

Both MSA and the School of Design have alternative teaching arrangements in place during the first two/three weeks of Semester 1 and you can follow their social media in real time on the GSA Hub www.gsa.ac.uk/the-hub.  MSA are now planning for temporary studio teaching and delivery prior to returning to the Bourdon Building during mid to end October.

All other academic Schools are operating as normal from the start of Semester 1, this Monday 17 September. 


Update 7 September

As the new academic year fast approaches we are all very much looking forward to welcoming our staff and students back together and to welcoming new students into GSA, after what has been a challenging summer to say the very least. 

The continued stabilisation of the majority of the Mackintosh Building on Renfrew Street has allowed GCC Building Control to reduce the size of the surrounding safety cordon, allowing the return of local residents and a majority of local businesses to their properties. The managed dismantling of the dangerous parts of the Mackintosh Building is now virtually complete, with the south façade and the east gable safe.

This continued stabilisation has enabled great progress on building access on Renfrew Street and we are pleased to be able to update students and staff on the following progress for the new semester:

GSA Library Reopens
We are delighted to announce that the Library will reopen on Renfrew Street for the start of Semester 1 on 17 September. All collections, student computing and study spaces will be available as normal, and Library and Learning Technology staff will be on hand to help.

Renfrew Street and the lower half of Scott Street remain closed at the moment due to the safety cordon around the Mackintosh Building. So to get access to the Library, walk or cycle to the corner of Hill Street and Scott Street then come down Scott Street.

The opening hours for the first week of semester will be as for the rest of the buildings, 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. The Library will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday (a local holiday) and open again at 9am on the 25th September.

Over the summer staff have been working hard to expand the range of digital collections and services.
Head to the Library website to watch new video content:

Library inductions for new students have been scheduled with programme leaders for the first two weeks of the semester. After that open inductions will be running each day, every hour on the hour from 10am from 1 October. Students can sign up for these sessions.

If you would like to talk to a member of Library or Learning Technology staff before the 17 September please come to the temporary Library information point on the mezzanine floor in the Haldane building. It will be open until 4pm on 14 September. Alternatively you can email library@gsa.ac.uk anytime.

Workshop
Making is at the core of everything that we do at GSA. An updated map of workshop spaces and facilities including temporary and in progress facilities is in the process of being created and will be issued to students as soon as possible.

Enrolment
Enrolment began for all students in August and Information has been issued to students regarding next week's enrolment and can be found at www.gsa.ac.uk/enrolment. Arrangements regarding academic inductions for the following week will be issued locally by schools.

Design Domain
1st / 2nd / 3rd year Undergraduate Silversmithing + Jewellery, Fashion, Textiles, Interior, Interaction, and Communication Design students will be taking part in a 20-credit course: Design Domain, launching on Tuesday 18 September. A full-day Design Domain Symposium will be held, featuring invited speakers including practitioners, curators, and documentary makers who are all-round heroes in design and critical thinking.

Full details will be published on Tuesday 11 September on the Design Domain Central Canvas pages.

Vertical Project
Mackintosh School of Architecture's Vertical Project is being hosted in the Galvaniser's Yard at SWG3 for the first two weeks of term. The project will see 450 MSA students from across the school coming together, ending with a celebration and party on Thursday 27 September in the Galvaniser's Shed in the afternoon/ evening (all students and staff welcome - details will follow soon).

Opening Hours 
From the start of Semester until 1 October opening hours across all buildings in Glasgow will be 9am-6pm Monday to Friday and weekends – for staff the access is from 8am to enable setup.  This applies across campus.  Monday 24 September is a local holiday when all buildings will be closed, opening again at 9am on 25 September.  Opening hours will be reviewed prior to 1 October with the aim of reverting back to standard opening hours (8am-10pm Monday to Friday and 8am-6pm Sat and Sunday) as soon as possible.

Free Sanitary Products
A recent survey by Young Scot found that one in four respondents had struggled to access sanitary products. To help relieve Period Poverty in education the Scottish Funding Council has announced access to additional funding for universities and colleges for sanitary products for students. The GSA is delighted to announce that we are using this funding to ensure access to free sanitary products is being put in place across our buildings in Scotland. 

Products will be available from start of semester 1.

Stow Building
Updates on Stow Building are now available on a blog, accessible to everyone:  https://gsastowproject.blogspot.com/ For SoFA students this is also in the ‘Announcements’ section of the ‘SoFA Community’ page on Canvas.

Freshers' Week
Freshers week is due to begin this Monday, 10 September!
GSASA have produced an oustanding programme of events across the city and the full GSASA Freshers' Week programme includes workshops, performance, clubs & the annual Freshers' Fair - with daytime events in a range of locations across the city including the Glue Factory, Glasgow Autonomous Space and the Kinning Park Complex, and in the evening, a long-awaited return to The Arches. View the full programme at http://www.theartschool.co.uk/freshers/

GSA Live Map
The GSA Live Map is now online, is designed to show some of our networks, buildings, connections, and content will be added to over the coming months and updated weekly to ensure events (such as degree show and fresher's week, as well as alumni, student and staff events and exhibitions across the city, are showcased live. We will also be adding positions of all workshops, technical services and IT facilities available to students at our various buildings over the next weeks before start of semester. You can view the map at www.gsa.ac.uk/livemap - nb: it is best viewed through the (free) Google Maps app. Printed campus maps will also be available next week at enrolment for new students.

Graduate Degree Show 2018
The Graduate Degree Show 2018 successfully previewed on Friday in Merchant City and has presented a fantastic testament to the hard work and tenacity of our staff and PG students. The Graduate Degree Show website, built by Rectangle design (co-directed by GSA alumna Lizzie Malcolm) is live where you can browse some of the works in the show and download the official programme at www.gsa.ac.uk/graddegreeshow2018. The show is open until this Sunday 9 September, please don't miss this fantastic event.

 

Our community has overcome many obstacles since June 15, culminating in a range of key achievements including a phenomenally successful Graduate Degree Show in Merchant City, and now a planned move back into the Reid Building and Library in time for the start of Semester 1. Joining together over the next weeks we will continue to ensure that provision and the student experience at GSA is the very best possible for our students. Next, a very exciting year lies ahead for us all.

I look forward to seeing you all over the coming weeks.

best wishes,

 

Tom Inns
Director, The Glasgow School of Art

 

Weekly Update for staff and students: 16/8/18

Plans for Academic Year 2018/19
We are continuing to finalise the plans for Academic Year 2018/19.  As part of this we can now confirm that we are in the process of finalising a lease on the Charles Oakley House to house the Mackintosh School of Architecture, necessitated by the ongoing works on Renfrew Street. Charles Oakley House is located in the City Centre on Cathedral Street and is a Category B-listed Building formerly occupied by City of Glasgow College. The lead architect of the Building was Peter Williams of Wylie, Shanks & Partners, who also designed the Motherwell Civic Centre. Williams was a GSA graduate himself, and a relatively young man when the design for what was then known as the Central College of Commerce was produced (with thanks to Bruce Peter for the information and archive image). See more

All staff and students from the Mackintosh School of Architecture will be moving to Charles Oakley House in the new Semester. As mentioned in previous updates, for the first two weeks of the Semester, MSA are bringing together all students to work on the Vertical Project, which has traditional been an architecture school activity in the past. The intention is that MSA will be teaching in Charles Oakley House from the start of October.

As per our update earlier this week, work is still progressing on the Mackintosh Building works to schedule, and the east gable of the Mackintosh Building is within two weeks of stabilisation. After this point we very much hope Glasgow City Council Building Control will reduce the size of the current security cordon, and potentially allow access to the Reid Building from the back lane and access to residents on Dalhousie Street.

Other buildings in the city centre are being looked at for potential temporary accommodation for the School of Design whilst any necessary works on the Reid Building take place prior to being operational early in Semester 1. We will keep all staff and students notified in the Weekly Update.
 

What We Know
We have produced a 'What We Know' document providing an overview of information known by the GSA regarding the Mackintosh Building Fire on 15th June 2018. This document is publicly available on the GSA website (and by clicking here) and as more information becomes available we will update this document.
 

11 July, 2018
All Staff Briefing, RCS


Following requests from staff who were on leave or otherwise unable to attend the All Staff Briefing last week on the morning of 11 July at RCS, please find below notes outlining the main points covered.

Although we have been through a period of disruption to say the least, The Glasgow School of Art continues onwards. We have just approved the award of four new Professorships - to Professor Steve Love, Professor Sally Stewart, Professor Ross Birrell and Professor Ross Sinclair.  New readers have been appointed in Maddy Sclater, Andrew Lamb and Helen McCormack, and we have awarded an Honorary Professorship to Michael Johnson (Johnson Banks). 

Degree Show 2018 continues with our showcase of graduate work in London. At New Designers we have triumphed - with three Textile Design graduates and five Silversmithing & Jewellery graduates winning awards. Meanwhile, a quarter of the young designers selected for the prestigious TexSelect were GSA graduates. This week we showcase Interaction Design at New Designers and Interior Design at Free Range.

Over the last three and a half weeks we have been working around the clock. Thanks to the support and efforts of staff our Pre-Sessional English and Overseas Immersion Programmes kept running, the latter concluding with a very successful exhibition on 28th June.

Key Milestones
Reopening: We reopened the School on 2nd July for the full PGT cohort and for Open Studio, with IT and Technical Support ensuring workshops and facilities were in place as far as was possible.

Mackintosh Building Works: Work began on site on Tuesday 10 July to stabilise the Mackintosh Building. Last week there was considerable activity planning the down-taking strategy for the Mackintosh Building,  undertaken with full co-operation and input from Historic Environment Scotland (HES), Glasgow City Council, GSA’s insurance team, Reigarts (GSA’s contractors), Page and Park, DNA (GSA’s structural engineers) and GSA’s internal team. Work has now begun on the southern elevation first, as this is critical in achieving structural stability for the entire building. The second priority will be the east elevation (to allow residents back into homes) and then the west elevation. It is hoped that some form of structural stability can be achieved in 8 weeks. Obviously, all timings are very dependent on what happens on site and what the teams discover during the takedown process, and we will communciate any firm changes to timelines as we have them.

Key architectural elements that can be easily removed, such as the finials, will be taken for safe storage. All other material will also be taken off site where further recovery work will be possible with the support of HES.

Kelvin Hall: Graduate Degree Show 2018 will preview at the Kelvin Hall on August 31st and will continue through September. 

Reid Building
We now have more information about damage to the Reid Building. Many of the windows will need to be replaced and all the glass cladding panels on the front façade will need to be removed, checked and probably replaced due to heat damage to the panels and to fixtures and fittings. Early indications suggest the full repair process may take 9-12 months to complete due to production lead-times. GSA will need to establish the levels of access that will be possible for the Reid Building whilst this work is being completed.

Bourdon Building
A visual assessment of the facades suggest only limited damage to the Bourdon (to external glazing).

Mackintosh Intent
While the fire has devastated Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s magnificent building we want everyone to know that we will bring it back. The Mackintosh Building will be rebuilt and will be a working art school. It is as vital a part of The Glasgow School of Art’s future as it has been for the last 100 years. We will rebuild, so that The Mack can continue to provide creative inspiration to students, staff and visitors. We will keep everyone informed as the project to bring it back develops.

You may have already seen that I gave an interview to the Guardian newspaper regarding the rebuilding of the Mackintosh Building. A link to the full article appears below:

Read the full article in the Guardian

 

22/6/18

Dear all

Staff Update

Until Monday 2nd July GSA buildings remain closed to students and there is still a suspension of teaching. However, from this Monday, 25th June staff will have access to the campus in all buildings with the exception of the Reid and Bourdon Buildings, Breckenridge House and Mclellan Galleries. Opening hours across all accessible buildings next week will be 9am-5pm.

Whilst there is no teaching on campus it is expected that staff who do have access to their building should be able to work.  Staff who do not have access to their building i.e. Bourdon and Reid Buildings, will receive specific instructions from their Heads of School or Head of Professional Support regarding alternative arrangements. Staff may still work remotely if this is appropriate and has been agreed with your line manager.

Mackintosh Building Update
Regarding the Mackintosh Building itself: we have been working around the clock with Glasgow City Council Building Standards, Historic Environment Scotland and our own professional teams to assess and work to stabilise the Mackintosh Building as soon as is practically possible. We recognise this has the potential to significantly impact on operations from September 2018 and are reviewing contingencies to mitigate this.

The School of Simulation and Visualisation are scanning the Building and we obtained drone footage (see YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=fEn4F3LLKDU) that we released to media earlier in the week. Both the scans and the footage are providing vital information to assist in the assessment of the Mack.  

Academic Continuity
Over the week we have been working hard to ensure that the GSA can be fully operational as soon as possible and to effectively manage the buildings that are currently not accessible. As previously stated we are due to reopen for our postgraduate cohort and August examination diet from 2nd July, and these students will be relocated to the Haldane Building. Heads of School (or their representatives) are dealing with specific individual arrangements for PGR students and supervisors / PGR coordinators will be in touch with PGR students from 2nd July. 

A full decant and academic continuity plan for teaching has been concluded today that finds alternative space for all displaced staff and students. Heads of Schools will communicate these details locally.

Graduate Degree Show
We are planning to meet mid-next week with postgraduate students to outline our proposals for the forthcoming Graduate Degree Show 2018.  We will be contacting students on Monday to put in place arrangements to meet. 

Media
Staff are reminded that any media enquiries should be passed to Lesley Booth, press@gsa.ac.uk.


Finally, I want to thank everyone who has worked so tirelessly since Friday night and over the past week for your commitment, tenacity and resilience. It is because of you that The Glasgow School of Art goes on. There are some staff who have key tasks to perform over the weekend. However, to the rest of you who have been working so incredibly hard I would ask that you please do not feel obligated to work until Monday. It is terribly important that you head home and away from GSA, and take some time for yourselves to recuperate and recharge. There is important work to be done in the weeks ahead.

best 

Tom

18/06/18

Dear all,

Mackintosh Building Fire and GSA Re-Opening

Following Friday’s fire in the Mackintosh Building, the Directorate, Governors, Heads of School and core staff have been focused on detailed planning regarding both the immediate arrangements for our postgraduate students and the continuing operation of the School for all of our GSA community from September 2018.

The situation remains that the Mackintosh Building remains under the control of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), and currently there is no access to either of the adjacent buildings, the Reid Building or Bourdon Building. This is primarily for safety reasons. There is some damage to these buildings which has yet to be fully assessed, principally to the exterior facades, and the Mackintosh Building itself remains a live incident site. As a result, access to these buildings looks to remain an issue for some time.

Re-opening Date
This presents challenges in terms of immediate provision for the remainder of semester 3 for our current PGT/R students (and August examination diet). It has been agreed that to ensure that the best possible arrangements and facilities are in place for these students, and to facilitate the smoothest transition for any changes, all buildings across the GSA will now remain closed for two weeks until re-opening on Monday 2 July, 2018.

This two-week period of closure across the School will allow all GSA staff from all disciplines and locations to collaborate and to pull together as one team to work on detailed arrangements, ensuring the best academic continuity for all students. We would ask that unless you are specifically requested to come into work by your Head of School or your Head of Professional Services, that you stay away from the campus at this time.

Student Communication
A communication has been issued just now to all students regarding the reopening, and you can view this here.

All Staff Update
A full update for staff will be given at RCS, New Athenaeum Theatre, this Wednesday 20 June from 9am-10.30am.
 

best,

 

Tom Inns
Director

 

17/06/18

Dear all,

Update on Arrangements for Staff Following the Mackintosh Fire


Just to reiterate that all GSA buildings are currently closed (with the exception of GSA Singapore and China Office).

You are asked to please stay away from the campus unless you are or have been specifically advised to report in by either your Head of School or by the Head of Professional Support Services.

Staff teaching on the Overseas Immersion Programme / 
Pre-Sessional English for Creative Disciplines only
Staff for each of these short programmes should attend as scheduled tomorrow. Please report to the Haldane Building.

All Staff Update
An All Staff update is being delivered this Wednesday, 20 June at RCS (New Athenaeum Theatre) 9am – 10.30am.
All staff are invited to attend.

Fire Statement
A statement on the fire was issued to the media this evening and you can read it in full here. At this point we have no further information to give you. Staff and Students will receive further communciations tomorrow regarding arrangements for making the school operational.

 

 

Tom Inns
Director

 

16/06/18

Dear all,

Update on Arrangements for Staff Following the Mackintosh Fire


Just to reiterate that all GSA buildings are currently closed (with the exception of GSA Singapore and China Office).

You are asked to please stay away from the campus unless you are or have been specifically advised to report in by either your Head of School or by the Head of Professional Support Services.

Staff teaching on the Overseas Immersion Programme / 
Pre-Sessional English for Creative Disciplines only
Staff for each of these short programmes should attend as scheduled tomorrow. Please report to the Haldane Building.

All Staff Update
An All Staff update is being delivered this Wednesday, 20 June at RCS (New Athenaeum Theatre) 9am – 10.30am.
All staff are invited to attend.

Fire Statement
A statement on the fire was issued to the media this evening and you can read it in full here. At this point we have no further information to give you. Staff and Students will receive further communciations tomorrow regarding arrangements for making the school operational.

  

Tom Inns
Director

 

16/06/16

Dear all,

As you will be aware from communications issued by the School over the course of today, following the fire in the Mackintosh Building on 15/6/18 all buildings on the GSA Glasgow campus are currently closed until further notice.

You are asked to please stay away from the campus, unless you are specifically requested to report in by either your Head of School or by your Head of Professional Support Services. This notification will be sent to relevant staff tomorrow following further discussions.

Staff teaching on the Overseas Immersion Programme (Y3 Singapore students) or Pre-Sessional English for Creative Disciplines only
Staff for each of these short programmes should attend as scheduled from Monday, and are asked to report to the Haldane Building where these programmes will be based.

Staff based at the Whisky Bond and Pacific Quay will receive separate instructions tomorrow from Alison Stevenson and Paul Chapman regarding arrangements for next week.

Updates will continue to be issued to staff and students as and when we have any further information.

 

Tom Inns
Director

16/06/18

Dear all


As you will be aware, the Mackintosh Building, currently under restoration, suffered a major fire last night (Friday, 15 June).

The site remains under the control of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and consequently all GSA buildings will remain closed to staff, students and to all visitors until further notice. Staff and students should monitor GSA on Twitter @GSofA and via your GSA email for updates.

Press and Media
There is clearly significant press and media interest in the GSA at this time.  Staff are reminded to follow the standard GSA protocols and direct any media enquiries through Lesley Booth (press@gsa.ac.uk).

Tom Inns
Director

 

16 June 2018
2.15am


The Mackintosh Building, currently under restoration, suffered a major fire last night (Friday, 15 June).

The site remains under the control of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and consequently all GSA buildings will remain closed to staff, students and to all visitors until further notice.

We will provide further information and updates as they become available.