Speaker : Ed Morton


Ed Morton is the Managing Director of The Morton Partnership, a firm of civil and structural engineers and historic building specialists, with some 35 employees. The company is renowned nationally and internationally for its conservation work. Ed is an Engineer accredited in conservation through the CARE scheme run by the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers.

Ed is Engineer to Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster, Westminster Abbey, Ely, Durham and Southwark Cathedral’s and is currently also working on projects at Coventry and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Current projects include a rolling programme of re-roofing Barry’s cast iron roofs at The Palace of Westminster, ‘The Canterbury Journey’, The City Hall in Georgetown, Guyana and The Hessischer Hoff in Treffurt, Germany.

He was a principal contributor for the newly revised English Heritage Practical Building Conservation Volume on Timber.

Ed has worked on existing bridges in both assessing them and coming up with innovative repairs. Also being responsible for a new retractable bridge at St. Catherine’s Dock in London, to replace a Thomas Telford retractable bridge which was set on the banks and conserved, as well as a new contemporary bridge at Christ Church in Oxford and a Chinese Timber Bridge at Croome Park in Worcestershire. We have also been involved in reviewing HS2 impact on historic landscapes, including options for land bridges and tunnelling etc.

Ed has been working on the Iron Bridge project since 2012 as Lead Consultant for the implementation phase of works to the bridge recently completed and the subject of this presentation.