Portfolio Category: Heritage

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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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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Hadlow Tower

The remaining tower was in a state of disrepair and the Vivat Trust secured Heritage Lottery funding with the help of the Local Authority to restore the tower to its former height and bring it into use as a rental accommodation. The project involved a full programme of repair to the original fabric that included…
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St. Bride’s Church

This project involved the refurbishment of the Portland stone spire, including stone repairs and cleaning. This Grade I Listed church, constructed between 1670 and 1684, is Sir Christopher Wren’s tallest spire at 234 feet. Located on Fleet Street in the City of London, it is often described as the “Journalists' Church”. The stonework had suffered…
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Forty Hall

The Hall was built by former Lord Mayor of London, Sir Nicholas Rainton in 1632 and stands on the edge of the capital city. Forty Hall is Grade I Listed and is a good architectural example of a building on the cusp between the medieval and modern style. The Hall is important in helping to…
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Wollaton Hall

After Francis Willoughby inherited Wollaton Estate, he went on to become a coal entrepreneur. With the wealth gained from his mining enterprises, he asked Robert Smythson, who had worked on Longleat and designed Hardwick Hall, to design a mansion for him. This became Wollaton Hall. The Prospect Room in the 1580’s Grade I Listed mansion…
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