116 High Street, Boston
This Grade II* Listed Georgian town house was in a state of serious dilapidation, causing enough concern for it to be placed on the Heritage at Risk Register.
The Morton Partnership initially carried out a structural assessment, providing detailed advice to aid the Conservation Architect on the emergency works to stabilise the structure and help reduce the likelihood of collapse.
Following the assessment, The Morton Partnership prepared a full structural scheme to repair and extend the existing building which included extensive timber repair, careful stitching while reinforcing the existing structural walls. The extension comprised of a new stair and lift and a small new independent structure within the rear courtyard and associated car parking.
We worked closely with the Contractor throughout the construction process in order to have an input of the structural design as and when it became accessible through opening up. This required regular site visits and discussions with The Conservation Architect and Statutory Authorities. The building is now in successful use as a community hub run by the Lincolnshire Community Foundation and acts as a training centre to offer opportunities for new businesses to start up and provide a home for local charities, social enterprises and community groups.
Shortlisted for The Georgian Awards – Georgian Building in an urban Setting
Heritage Angel Award
Client: Heritage Lincolnshire
Architect: Anderson & Glenn