Major Projects

Major Projects

£7m Junior School Development Project

Phase One of the Campus Masterplan

The Junior School Development has now been granted planning consent and work began at the end of the Summer Term.

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Craiglockhart Pavilion

Craiglockhart PavilionThe grand reopening of the Craiglockhart Pavilion was held on Wednesday 13 April 2016. The Pavilion underwent a much needed refurbishment which was made possible from a legacy left by Watsonian John D Martin. It now benefits from a new roof, heating, hot water, new showers and refurbished changing rooms.

Guests attending were mainly donors and other friends of the Foundation.

Kim Hughes, the Watsonian Cricket Club Professional in 1976 and later Captain of the Australian Cricket Team attended as guest speaker and performed the official cutting of the ribbon.

Craiglockhart Opening PlaqueAlso in attendance were members of the girls and boys 1st XI Cricket Team.

Despite the terrible weather conditions outside, spirits were high inside the Pavilion and over 100 guests enjoyed seeing the much needed renovation works that had been done.


George Watson's College Centre for Sport

The Centre for Sport opened its doors to pupils, parents and friends to view on Monday 23 April 2012. It was first used by classes on Monday 30 April 2012.

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Phase Three

Phase 3 plan for Swimming PoolAfter over 10 years of planning and preparation, the Governing Council received Merchant Company approval on Thursday 20 May 2010 to commence work in summer 2010 on Phase Three of the George Watson’s College Centre for Sport. This was the biggest capital undertaking for the School in a generation. However, careful financial management in recent years coupled with generous support from all quarters of the Watson’s community,  allowed us to progress this much needed and much awaited improvement to our facilities.

Phase Two - New Sports Hall

Gavin Hastings opening the Sport HallWork on the new Sports Hall was completed in January 2008. This tremendous new facility was officially opened on Thursday 6 March 2008 by George Watson's Family Foundation Patron Gavin Hastings OBE.

Phase One - Murray Family Pavilion

Pupils at the opening of the Murray Family PavilionThe opening of The Murray Family Pavilion marked the completion of Phase One of the George Watson's College three-phased development of the PE and Sports facilities.

The official opening took place on Thursday 26 January 2006 and Norman Murray, Chairman of Governors, accepted the Principal's invitation for the new Pavilion to carry his family name in recognition of his leadership and generosity.

The new pavilion provides an excellent changing environment for our pupils and includes six changing rooms, changing areas for referees, a first aid room and groundstaff facilities.


George Square

Drama class using outdoor AmpitheatreIn May 2005, the East Quad at Watson's was formally renamed George Square. An outdoor amphitheatre was also created for curricular and social use


The Jack Martin Music School

Foundation funds supported a major extension and refurbishment of the Music school.


Senior School Lift

A targeted appeal raised the funds necessary to install a lift to improve accessibility in the Senior School.

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