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Morden Hall Park

Morden Hall Park is a 19th century park in South London which is maintained by the National Trust. The project is part Heritage Lottery part INTERREG IVB (EU) funded and was conceived as a demonstration of sustainable renovation practices for historic buildings.

Crofton Design was commissioned by the National Trust to provide structural engineering services for the sustainable refurbishment of the stable yard in order to make it the ‘Heart of the Park.’ The refurbishment works included the creation of a small café, offices for staff, exhibition space, stalls for craft artists to sell their work, a family picnic area and toilets.

The project involved assessment of the building structures through to detailed design of strengthening and repair works and structural alterations to the stable buildings.

Design work included traditional repairs to timber and masonry elements throughout the building as well as design and specification of Limecrete insulated concrete floors. The whole site is located in the functional floodplain of the River Wandle, so great care was needed to ensure that all works are flood resistant.

Allied to the refurbishment project, Crofton also assumed responsibility for the structural design of new maintenance facilities to house those being displaced by the refurbishment works.

This element of new building design also incorporated highly sustainable materials including recycled aggregates and low maintenance weathering steel.

The project won the Design & Innovation category at the RICS Awards London 2012 and a Green Apple Award for Sustainability.