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Morgan Cars refurbished using LVL

Hewitt Studios in the UK worked with the Morgan Motor Company of the UK to refurbish their existing visitor centre and showroom, the refurbishment has a strong focus on sustainability. Source: Timberbiz

The company used a series of low-carbon interventions designed to improve building thermal performance, increase natural daylight, reduce energy consumption, reduce surface water run-off and provide for end-of-life recycling of materials.

Refurbishing the centre using wood was very appropriate since the cars themselves sport a wooden chassis. The company started in 1914 and has used craftsmen to construct the cars from ash timber, aluminium and leather.

The company has a focus on sustainability which is displayed in the materials and construction and the renovation work employed prefabricated timber structures using Metzawood Kerto LVL).

Included in the project was:

– New sculptural visitor entrance foyer

– New ‘jewel box’ display space and expanded showroom

– New external covered car canopy

– Re-cladding and re-roofing of all existing buildings

– Opening-up and improvement of key internal spaces

– Enhanced public realm.