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News

Scroll down to see the latest news, events and musings from Hewitt Studios

Morgan Visitor Experience Centre LVL Kerto

STAwards Shortlist

We are pleased to report that our new Visitor Experience Centre for Morgan Motors has been shortlisted for a Structural Timber Award.

 

The three new built interventions utilise prefabricated, modular timber structures which relate to the historic ash construction of the Morgan body frame.

 

They all use the same sustainable timber product (Metsawood Kerto LVL) manipulated in a number of different ways to achieve a variety of outcomes – a rectilinear ‘Jewel Box’, an gently undulating car canopy and a dynamic, twisted reception area.

 

The winners of the Structural Timber Awards will be announced in March 2021.

Morgan Experience Centre

Are You Experienced?

Our new Experience Centre for the Morgan Motor Company opened to the public earlier this week.

 

We have comprehensively refurbished their existing Visitor Centre and Showroom with a strong focus on sustainability.

 

Our series of low-carbon timber interventions have been 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.

 

You can experience this alongside Morgan’s unique hand-crafted build process as bookings are now being taken for factory tours.

CreativeBath Awards Win

We are absolutely thrilled to have have won the Architect + Build category in the 2020 Creative Bath Awards.

 

The judges had these kind words to say about the practice:

 

‘These ambitious innovators have designed vital local projects and the collaboration to build K:Port places Bath at the forefront of sustainable EV charging.’

 

The full online ceremony can be viewed on youtube and you can witness our ‘satellite delayed’ response at around 1h33m…

 

Congrats to all involved and big thanks to Creative Bath for organising such an enjoyable and memorable event in these difficult times!

AFCC Shrivenham MoD

Beckett House

Hewitt Studios have recently completed a suite of improvements to the Grade II listed Beckett House in Shrivenham.

 

The C19 Hall and Grounds have now entered a new chapter in their history, becoming the base of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre (AFCC) which provides training in pastoral skills, spiritual resilience and awareness of World Religions. Envisioned as an all ranks environment that promotes open conversations among those attending courses, conferences and seminars. Beckett House will provide a tranquil setting in which all can reflect and experience a degree of respite.

 

In order to enable this change of emphasis to take place, we adapted the existing building to provide improved amenity, with a new Chapel, World Faith Room, Ablutions Facilities, etc. as well as undertaking a raft of pragmatic upgrades inc. new lighting strategy, fire safety measures, structural enhancements and fabric repairs.

Coronavirus Update

During this period of uncertainty, Hewitt Studios are committed to ensuring all our customers can access our usual high levels of service.

 

One of our key responsibilities is to protect the health and welfare of our employees, customers, and everyone else in the Hewitt Studios community; whilst helping to slow the wider spread of the virus.

 

To maintain an uninterrupted service we have taken proactive measures in line with NHS, Government and World Health Organisation advice and all Hewitt Studios employees are now working remotely from home.

 

Our staff remain fully available for you via phone, email and online communication tools, including Skype, Zoom, Circuit, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, Facetime, AnyDesk and Team Viewer applications and will implement further communications tools as necessary to suit our clients’ requirements.

 

In summary, Hewitt Studios will play our part with restricting the spread of the virus whilst maintaining our usual high levels of service and minimising disruption to those with whom we are working.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss further.

Refurbished Morgan Visitor Centre Refurbishment Plus Four Launch Event

Morgan Visitor Centre +4

Last night Hewitt Studios were fortunate enough to be invited to the launch of the Morgan Motor Company‘s latest car – the all new Morgan Plus Four.  The launch took place at the Morgan factory in Malvern, UK. Following the outbreak of coronavirus, the Geneva motor show – where the car was due to be launched – was cancelled. But, in a plan typical of the brand’s can-do attitude, the show car was driven back from Geneva – a journey of more than 1000 miles – in a couple of days, in time for a reveal event at the factory.

 

As part of the exclusive event, ably supported by The Balvenie, Morgan also introduced its plans for a revamped Visitor Centre, designed by Hewitt Studios. The planning visualisations of our proposals can be seen at 5:32 on this video of MD Steve Morris’ keynote presentation.

 

The refurbishment has a strong focus on sustainability, with 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.

 

The revamped Visitor Centre and Showroom will open its doors to car enthusiasts later in 2020.