Portfolio Category: Heritage

Widbury Hill Barn, Ware

The Morton Partnership were appointed to Contract Administrate and develop the construction package for the project once planning had been obtained by Sworders. The barn’s historic features include a mix of straight, arched and ogee braces and peg jointed queen struts, which supported the purlin, which were all incorporated to be exposed within the new…
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Chapel House, Earl Soham, Suffolk

We were appointed to provide full Structural Engineers services for the duration of the project to restore the fabric of the chapel. The dwelling provides living accommodation on the first floor, exposing the original scissor trusses creating a high vaulted space and incorporating a roof terrace to maximise the views. The building’s original windows were…
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Ironbridge

Our works to provide engineering and technical input were on behalf of English Heritage, with the works their single largest conservation project to date. The bridge has significant historic, engineering and cultural importance with this being the first single span arch bridge formed in cast iron. Its construction marked a key point within the Industrial…
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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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