News and Articles

Cutting Edge Conservation Project Saves Lincoln’s History

Our specialist stonemasons have begun the £2.5m two-year project to conserve Lincoln Medieval Bishop's Palace for the future.

Two Gongs for the Old Granary!

Completed in August 2020 as part of a £3.7m project at Darwin College, the Old Granary scooped up the award for Best Conservation Project and the Craftsmanship Award at the Cambridge Design and Construction Awards.

Essential Restoration brings Plymouth’s Elizabethan House back to Life!

The Messenger team have been working on this project for the past nearly 18 months to create an immersive visitor experience for the Mayflower 400 anniversary. The house is set to be one of the key legacy projects for Britain’s Ocean City!

Welcome on board, Ciara!

Ciara has over fifteen years’ experience in the industry, most recently in her own design practice, and is coming on board to support our site teams with Contractor Design Elements of the various projects we undertake.

Oxburgh makes the broadsheets again!

The multi-million pound renovation at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk has featured in the media several times since the project started 18-months ago, most recently in The Daily Telegraph!

Our Commitment to Training Continues through Covid

“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave, is not training them and having them stay.” Henry Ford.

Christmas Traditions at Messenger

Bringing some Christmas cheer to our Head Office in Collyweston and keeping our Christmas traditions alive - in spite of the different year everyone has had in 2020.

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.

Staffordshire team sent to Coventry

Ahead of Coventry being crowned the UK City of Culture 2021, Historic Coventry Trust instructed our Staffordshire team to set upon transforming the cities historic city gates into unique visitor accommodation.

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.

Every cloud has a silver lining

Following his redundancy from the National Trust, Messenger is excited to announce that Fred Markland has joined the team.

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.