Timber Experience Centre for Morgan Motor Company now open

7 September 2020

Integral Engineering Design have designed a series of new timber structures for the Morgan Motor Company Experience Centre at Malvern.

Working with Hewitt Studios and Constructional Timber the canopy structures are formed using simple laminated veneer lumbar (LVL) timber frames which are all different sized frames and offset from one another to create very simple curved roof forms. LVL was chosen due to it being readily available and because of its structural properties coupled with dimensional stability. The LVL post to rafter fixing is achieved using threaded steel rods cast into the timber resulting in no visible fixings. The roof planes are in double curvature and early testing was undertaken by Constructional Timber using differing build ups of plywood to ensure the curvature could be achieved. The project was a true collaboration to create simple elegant structures which are a fitting response to the Morgan car brand. Bookings are now being taken for factory tours.