Mac rebuild ‘will be covered by insurance’

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Dismantling of dangerous sections begins today

The bill for rebuilding the Mac will be covered by insurance, the director of the Glasgow School of Art has confirmed.

The cost of the highly specialised job has been estimated to be more than £100m, putting into the shade the £35m pricetag for the restoration after the first fire.

In his first formal interview since last month’s blaze, Tom Inns confirmed what his colleague, Muriel Gray, and Scottish politicians have been saying for weeks – that the grade A-listed building will be reconstructed.

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