Bishops Gate, Peterborough Cathedral


Peterborough Cathedral itself is one of the finest Norman cathedrals in England. Founded as a monastic community in 654 AD, it became one of the most significant medieval abbeys in the country and the burial place of two queens and the scene of Civil War upheavals. This century the cathedral has survived minor damage sustained during WW2 and enjoyed a visit by Queen Elizabeth II to give Maundy Money in 1975.

Brief Description of Works: 

Messenger was awarded the contract to deliver the Peterborough 900 Heritage Education and Visitor Centre. Works included the repair and conservation works to the external building fabric of the Bishop’s Gate (Grade I listed), alterations and refurbishment to the Knight’s Chamber and 25 The Precinct (Grade II listed). Minor alterations were also carried out to 24 The Precinct along with the provision of new services and associated external works.

Contract Details: 

Value: £900k
Client: The Chapter of Peterborough
Completion: February 2016