Egyptian Halls owner fears GSA fire will dent funding hopes
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June 24 2014hotel accommodation, although the School has not responded to the offer.
It follows an earlier bid to turn over the architecture building at Strathclyde University for a similar use.
Derek Souter, director of Union Street Investments and Union Street Properties, said: “The GSA building could have been lost due to a terrible and unpredicted accident, to be in the position to lose the Egyptian Halls is something altogether more grave and serious indeed.”
Backers of the planned renovation fear that the building could be overlooked amidst the publicity surrounding the public appeal for cash to restore the Mackintosh Building.
Glasgow City Council are currently moving to enforce the removal of protective scaffolding in place over the Union Street façade but USP /USI's conservation architect and structural engineers state that this is needed to protect the building from further deterioration and also to ensure public safety.
A report recommending this has been submitted to GCC by The Morrison Partnership/Addison Conservation.
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