The 1952 Hamiltonian records the following regarding the siting of the boys' school in its current location.

"Patience has at last been rewarded, for I am pleased to be able to report that construction has now actually commenced on the site in Peachgrove Road."

When H D Tait wrote these words and referred to patience, he was serious. The laying of the foundation stone which is commemorated on the wall near the front reception, followed a thirty one year wait to see a dream become a reality. Tait had served as an Assistant Master under Eben Wilson, working as a horticulture teacher at the old Ward Street site. When Eben Wilson wrote with excitement in the 1921 Hamiltonian about the new boys'

Two boys walking through the building site of HBHS1