Portfolio Category: Arts & Culture

Westminster Abbey

Our work involved detailed pre contract investigations of the triforium floor structure, which sits over the aisle vaults to the main floor of the abbey. By careful assessment we were able to minimise the extent of steel work suggested previously to a minimum, thus reducing the impact on some of Wren's structure of roof trusses…
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Stow Maries Aerodrome

Our works have consisted of structural reporting and appraisal of the predominately 4’’ masonry buildings with intermittent 9’’ piers, with a feature prevalent to all being embedded hoop iron reinforcement between the brick courses, to which ongoing corrosion has accelerated the need for repairs. Our works currently have included structural strengthening of the MT (Motor…
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Welcome Building, Auckland

The tower uses a central concrete core that houses a lift shaft and is encased in a timber frame supporting the stairs and viewing platforms. The welcome building is also timber framed with a steep monopitch roof that imitates the main tower. The design of the tower is said to be a modern representation of…
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Croome Bridge

The Morton Partnership were delighted to be appointed by The National Trust as both Lead Consultant and Structural Engineers to scheme and construct a new bridge in place of the historical footings of the original 1740’s structure. The original bridge was built to the designs of William Halfpenny and published in the book titled “Developments…
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Charles Dickens House Museum

The aim of the refurbishment was to provide exhibition and office space, education and study areas, a cafe, an archive and a new accessible lift constructed in a purpose built rear extension to accommodate WC facilities. Both properties have been carefully planned and internally reordered to create a better visitor circulation, accessibility, security and exhibition…
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Everyman Theatre

The Morton Partnership was appointed for the major refurbishment of the theatre which was partially funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. As the Structural Engineers for the refurbishment and reordering, our structural design included the insertion of a new sound studio and control room, and reordering of the Royal boxes, bringing them back into…
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York Minster Revealed

A large scale, mainly Heritage Lottery Fund funded project, included the repair and conservation of the east front masonry and medieval stained glass, improvements to visitor and staff facilities, the updating of the Undercroft interpretation space, including access for all. Through the works, Ed Morton was invited to become the Minster’s Structural Engineer, a role…
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Leighton House

Leighton House dates from the late 19th Century and is a popular museum in Holland Park. It features opulent interiors, notably the Arab Hall, Staircase Hall and Nacissus Hall. We were appointed to provide structural engineering services for the building’s careful refurbishment, working to the brief to bring the building back to Lord Leighton’s original…
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