Portfolio Category: Heritage

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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Hogarth House

The glulam frame comprises of triple and double columns with heads restrained rotationally providing moment connections and ensuring the overall stability. The concealed connections are plugged dowels with steel plates inserted into glulam members. The roof void accommodates the Cool Phase Monodraught ventilation and air conditioning units. Timber JJI joists and trapezoidal steel sheeting are…
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Sacrewell Watermill

Images courtesy of Purcell The building had been derelict for a number of years with substantial damage to the roof and wall structure. The proposals included a new roof support which relieved the spread action caused by the dilapidation. The proposals also included the improvement of the water exclusion to the water facing walls 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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116 High Street, Boston

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,…
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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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