ISG is to deliver the first phase of George Watson’s College’s multi-million-pound campus masterplan in Edinburgh.
The £4.8 million contract will see ISG deliver a new-build extension at the school and carry out refurbishment works to the existing building over the next year. The school is looking to expand its primary provision and provide better facilities for modern languages and music.
ISG said the work is expected to be completed ahead of the new academic year in 2019. The steel-frame extension will create a new reception, five classrooms, a music suite and a library. The refurbishment will see a remodelling of the existing interior of the Upper Primary building, providing modernised toilets and main thoroughfare.
The stone-faced extension has been designed by Page\Park Architects. Featuring precast concrete floors, curtain walling and timber cladding, the 11,500 sq ft extension has been designed to complement the existing Upper Primary building.
Andy McLinden, managing director for ISG’s north and Scotland business said, “George Watson’s College has an excellent reputation as one of Scotland’s leading independent schools, and this project is the first phase of a programme of upgrades and extension works, which will meet the increasing demand for pupil places. Our international education sector credentials and expertise working in live heritage settings will prove essential in the delivery of this complex project.”