Glasgow School of Art seeks Mackintosh rebuild design team

The Glasgow School of Art has instigated a hunt for an architect-led design team to oversee rebuilding of the fire-damaged Mackintosh Building.

A tenth of the building’s structure and a third of its contents were lost to the flames in May, prompting a £20m fundraising campaign backed by the likes of Brad Pitt and Peter Capaldi to see it rise from the ashes as a fully functioning art and design school once more.

It follows the erection of a temporary roof over the structure to protect against the winter weather.

Douglas Anderson, the estates development project manager, said: “The building is studied in architecture departments across the globe as an example of almost unmatched design with generations of architects inspired by Mackintosh’s masterpiece. The chance to lead the restoration of this iconic building is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we are anticipating significant interest from design teams in the UK and beyond.”

Interested teams have until midday on 10 November to register their interest with the winning bid to be announced in the spring.