All Saints West Dulwich

client: Parochial Church Council
engineer: Edward Morton (Director), Peter Corcoran (Project Engineer)

Grade I-listed Gothic Revival church in West Dulwich. Designed by George Fellowes Prynne, originally built between 1888—1897. A major fire on 9th June 2000 gutted the church and much of the fabric of this Grade I listed Church was destroyed. There was uncertainty as to whether the church would be restored after the fire, but a campaign to restore the church was completed in April 2006. The western end of the church now has a modern entrance in contrast with the Gothic architecture of the remainder of the building.  The Morton Partnership’s role involved initial structural assessment of the fire damaged building prior to producing structural design for the new roofs and floor slabs for the existing church, and a full detail design for the new West extension. The new extension is constructed on a piled raft foundation where new reinforced concrete floor slabs are supported on load bearing masonry.  A contiguous piled wall was used to facilitate the temporary and permanent works to the west end extension to the basement.