Conserving the ruins of a Medieval Bishops’ Palace

The Messenger team are nearing two years’ into the project at Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace and our Site Manager, Paddy Lilley, Contracts Manager, Martin Nee, and Heritage & Conservation Senior Building Surveyor, Fred Markland, recently had the pleasure of taking the Natural Stone Specialists around the site to talk about how we are conserving the ancient stonework.

Hallelujah for Handel & Hendrix

The Hallelujah Project is an ambitious project that will see the Messenger team fully restore the London home of the great composer Handel and present new stories about rock legend Jimi Hendrix.

SPAB Scholars visit to Messenger

The SPAB scholarship is an advanced training programme for architects, engineers and surveyors in building conservation. Travelling around the country for nine months, the scholars are exposed to a wide variety of projects, conservation issues, philosophies and crafts.

Our love for Stowe

“Stowe remains one of the country’s finest buildings and one I will never tire of visiting”. We take a look back at the various work our teams have carried out at Stowe over the years.

Derailed, yet delightful…

A redundant British Rail 12 tonne wagon found in burnt out condition, saw one of our specialist teams travel to Wales to fix a brand new standing seam zinc roof.

Jon Castleman talks all things lead

Jon made the lead inner casket for the remains of King Richard III, found buried under a car park (the site of a former chapel) in Leicester in 2012, he was also tasked with welding it shut.

Conserving and Regenerating Belton Stables

Sitting elegantly in formal gardens with views across pleasure grounds and an ancient deer-park, National Trust’s Belton House, Grantham, is often cited as being the perfect example of an English country-house estate.

Stable Opera!

With materials including over 2,400 sheets of structural plywood and almost 25 kilometres of softwood carcassing and timber linings, the dream of a permanent opera theatre to be built within a listed stable, finally became a reality.