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Chipperfield leads calls for Mac to be rebuilt

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Struggling through all the (understandably) emotive comments, the one question that should surely have everyone on the same planet is David Chipperfield's comment: 'the issue is going to be money'. I've got some bad memories of apparently adequate buildings insurance failing to cover the cost of careful repair of old and characterful buildings using appropriate materials and construction techniques. If decisions on the Mackintosh Building's reconstruction become ensnared in this trap then there are some hard questions to be answered by everyone involved - client, architect (and other consultants), contractor and insurer. This problem faces everyone charged with the care of historic buildings - and given that the same contractors are working on the refurbishment of the Burrell in Glasgow there need to be immediate checks on the safe management of that project.

Posted date

7 July, 2018

Posted time

10:00 am

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