School Redevelopment

by Kyle

Tomorrow when I go to school, I won’t be going to class.
Instead, I’ll be helping move the Main Office, Student Services, Headmaster’s Office, Guidance Department, Board Office, Career Adviser’s Office, Dept. Headmaster’s Office, along with many other offices move from one end of the corridor (in Alexander block) to the other in the new wing.

Cramond Wing Demolition #01Demolition of Cramond BlockCramond Wing Demolition #02
Cramond Wing gets demolished to make way for the multi-million dollar redevelopment.

Only the bottom floor has been completed, but the offices want to move into the new building ASAP so the builders can take over the vacated space and start construction in there.
In Term 4 the upper levels will be opened, with the math department moving from the 3rd floor of the Alexander Block to the second floor of the new building.
Start of next year, a official opening will be held, for the huge redevelopment of the Alexander building and the new wing.

3D Image of NPBHS’s new wingQuadrangle & back of the new building“Extended Alexander Block”

The new building/new wing has no name as of yet, but I suspect it may be called the ‘French-Wright Building’ after our current headmaster (each sportsground/building at Boy’s High is named after a headmaster).
The building has not been given it’s own name, and instead borrows the name of it’s neighbour, Alexander Block. The two buildings merge well into each other, and the Cramond name (previously assigned to the demolished Cramond Wing) has been reassigned to the library. I suspect that the building may be renamed to the French-Wright wing when Mr. French-Wright decides to retire from the school.

To see plans for the new wing, Click here.