News and Articles

Our Christmas tradition lives on!

Christmas Crafting is back at Messenger. This year's everyday item was a light bulb and we've had plenty of bright ideas!

Christmas at Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace

The famous Christmas markets are returning to Lincoln between 2nd - 5th December and we're busy getting into the Christmas spirit!

Messenger Glasshouse Restoration Success

A fantastic transformation of the Thomas Messenger Glasshouse in the Holkham Walled Gardens. Completed in two phases with bespoke made ironmongery to match the original designs and a new bell for the tower cast with the Holkham Emblem by John Taylor & Co of Loughborough.

George becomes Gas Safe Registered!

We are pleased to announce that we now have an in-house Gas Safe registered engineer!

The covers are off at Leicester Magazine!

The 15th century Magazine Gateway sits as a dramatic landmark entrance to the De Montfort’s University’s campus. Our conservation team have recently completed a six-month project to carry out much-needed repairs and restoration work at one of Leicester’s finest medieval buildings.

Plymouth’s Elizabethan House featured in SPAB Magazine

The Elizabethan House was built just before 1600, home to merchants and businessmen who wanted to work and sleep by the bustling harbour. Many years later, vital structural and strengthening works were carried out as part of Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 commemorations. 

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.

The Cardinal’s Library!

The Oratory, located in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, was founded in 1849 by St John Henry Newman. Messenger was contracted in late 2020 to undertake extensive repairs to the lantern on the roof of the Cardinal’s Library.