The Glasgow School of Art has appointed global property and construction consultancy Gardiner & Theobald as project managers for the Mackintosh Building it was confirmed today, Tuesday 24 February 2015.
The External Project Managers will support The Glasgow School of Art in the restoration project acting as the interface between the GSA and construction and design professionals. On a day to day basis they will work with Liz Davidson, the GSA’s senior project manager and the lead consultant of the Architecture Design Team, which is due to be appointed at the end of March.
“As would be expected with a project of the nature we had a lot of interest and Gardiner & Theobald were part of a very strong short list,” says Liz Davidson. “I am very much looking forward to working with them to create a fully rounded and contributory team ethos on this exceptional project – which is going to require an exceptional team and equally exceptional and creative effort.”
David Logue, Senior Partner of Gardiner & Theobald in Scotland added, “Watching the footage of the fire at the Mack on 23rd May last year was heartbreaking, like witnessing the pain and suffering of an old friend. The building truly is one of Scotland’s national treasures and we are honoured that Gardiner & Theobald have been entrusted to manage its restoration.”
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Gardiner & Theobald LLP is a global property and construction consultancy. We work on some of the world’s most recognisable projects across all sectors of the property and construction industry delivering in excess of £5billion of construction work every year. With 180 years’ experience in the management of all types of projects, the partnership is recognised as one of the leading project and cost management consultants globally. We also provide complementary services including sustainability, construction management, construction and property tax advice, consultancy services and facilities management consultancy amongst others. Some of our recent project experience in the arts and heritage sector includes: Abbotsford House, Kelvin Hall, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Rosslyn Chapel, The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford upon Avon, London Coliseum, Royal Academy of Arts, National Museum of Scotland, Ashmolean Museum, The National Gallery, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, St Martins in the Field, Cutty Sark, Clarence House and Kensington Palace.