Western Suite Stowe House

Stowe School is a selective independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. It was opened on 11th May 1923. Originally for boys only, the school is now coeducational, with some 550 boys and 220 girls. Along with many of the other buildings on the school’s estate, the main house is now a Grade I Listed Building. Project […]

Palladian House Suffolk

This property is an incredible Grade II* listed Palladian house in Suffolk, based on a design by renowned architect Robert Adam in the 18th century. The building is particularly significant as it contains many Coade stone decorations. The stone is a highly durable and highly valuable material, akin to types of ceramics. Project Summary Messenger […]

Wollaston House Northamptonshire

Project Summary Messenger was awarded the contract to construct a new extension inclusive of basement, tanking and waterproofing, conservatory and alterations to the existing house, inclusive of removal of existing fittings, surface finishings and appointments, electrical and mechanical installations. The contract works also include internal and external structural alterations/re-profiling, new services installations and the upgrade […]

Beverley Minster

For over 1300 years there has been a Christian community on the site of Beverley Minster. The first community was founded by John, Bishop of York – the future Saint John of Beverley. Later, a Norman church was built on the site followed by the present Gothic church which evolved through the three main Gothic […]

Oxburgh Hall Norfolk

Despite being built during the Wars of the Roses, Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk was never intended to be a castle but a family home. Completed in 1482 for Sir Edmund Bedingfeld, the family has lived here ever since and continues to call it home today. Project Summary Extensive roof repairs and stabilization are underway, following […]

Ickworth House Suffolk

Ickworth House with its classical Rotunda, East and West Wings forms the centrepiece of the Ickworth estate. It reflects its former owners, the Hervey Family’s tenacious spirit and has been preserved by the custodianship and influence of unconventional men and women over successive generations. Project Summary Ickworth is embarking on a major conservation project to […]

Darwin College Cambridge

The Old Granary is a Grade II listed building, with its main entrance on Silver Street and an internal entrance from the College garden. The building has extraordinary character: built in the early nineteenth century, it was remodelled from its beginnings as a functional granary, becoming residential accommodation at the end of that century.  It […]

Elvaston Castle Coach House Derbyshire

Managed by Derbyshire County Council, Elvaston Castle is a Grade II* listed country house. It forms the centrepiece of a 350 acre estate that also includes 16 Grade II buildings and a Grade II* registered Park and Garden. Project Summary Messenger was awarded the contract for stripping and overhauling the existing Westmoreland slate roofs, including […]

Private Dwelling Hertfordshire

Project Summary Extensive extensions and restoration to an existing property, including the design and installation of high specification mechanical and electrical elements.  Messenger was awarded the  contract for the extensions and alternations to the dwelling,  including the provision of new entrance hall, garden room and kitchen at ground floor and additional bedrooms and en-suites at […]

Belton House Grantham

Belton stable block was built in 1685 and is recognised as being of ‘exceptional significance for its aesthetic and historical value’. It’s one of only 21 Grade I listed stables in England, important for the number of original features still intact. Project Summary Messenger recently completed a year-long project to conserve and rejuvenate the 17th-century […]