Green light given for GSA redevelopment
March 22 2011
Bailie Liz Cameron said: “We commend the process by which this building has been commissioned and believe it has produced a bold, innovative and contemporary design which will be a worthy addition both to The Glasgow School of Art and the architecture of the City. “
Welcoming the decision Steven Holl said: “We are very pleased with the support from the Glasgow City Council Planning Committee. We believe that the new building will be an exciting addition to the Glasgow School of Art and will provide an inspirational environment for the students and the community."
Designed in association with JM Architects and Arup Engineering the £50m scheme will entail demolition of the Newbery Tower and Foulis building over the summer with construction work commencing in the autumn.
Permission was granted against the protestations of architecture critic William Curtis.
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