Glasgow City Council update exclusion zone at Glasgow School of Art site

Glasgow City Council update exclusion zone at Glasgow School of Art site

Glasgow City Council's Building Standards team has now taken control of the site of a major fire at The Glasgow School of Art and Sauchiehall Street.

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The previous safety cordon around the site has been significantly reduced and a number of businesses and residents have been able to return to their properties.

However, while the council works with partners to establish the condition of buildings involved in the fire, there remains a risk to public safety. A substantial exclusion zone will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

A single information line is now in place for anyone within the exclusion zone and requiring assistance - including help with temporary accomodation and support for businesses. A recorded message on this line will give the latest available information on the status of the exclusion zone - although this is not expected to change in the immediate future.

INFORMATION LINE: 0141 287 0416.

The council has also established plans to base officers, including business advisors, as close to the scene as possible - and expects to finalise new traffic management arrangements for streets around the exclusion zone on Thursday, 21 June.

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Our building control team has now assumed responsibility for the site of the Mackintosh Building and the other affected properties. The cordon that was around these properties will be reduced, which will help many of the businesses and residents that were evacuated in the early hours of Saturday morning. However, a substantial cordon will remain for the foreseeable future, as the condition of these buildings is assessed - and I understand that will be a significant worry to those still unable to get access. This is a dynamic and complex situation; but we will work with residents and businesses to give them as much clarity as we can, when we can.”

Last Updated: 20 June 2018 18:31

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