RICS Awards 2022

Published: 10th May 2022

Messenger are thrilled to have played a part in multiple projects shortlisted for this year’s RICS 2022 Awards.

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. They recognise outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies.

Highbury Hall – West Midlands

Category: Heritage
Main Contractor: Messenger
Highbury Hall is a Grade II listed building that was built in 1878 for Joseph Chamberlain. The overall condition of the building was in a in a very poor state, in particular, the rooms that lay directly beneath the roof. The works involved the renovation of the intricate pitched clay tiled roof, the rebuilding of damaged chimneys, the replacement of lead lined gutters and flashings. Works also involved the structural repair of damaged roof timbers, the integration of new roof insulation and a breathable membrane, the eradication of dry rot, the replacement of existing roof lights to the main hall.

Nottingham Castle – East Midlands

Categories: Heritage, Refurbishment/Revitalisation, Community Benefit and Public Sector
Main Contractor/Client: GF Tomlinson
Specialist Stone Masonry Contractor: Messenger
Nottingham Castle has been restored and reimagined to conserve the historic fabric and enhance the visitor experience, safeguarding the iconic site for future generations. The transformation of the Scheduled Monument site included repair, conservation and refurbishment of the 17th century Ducal Palace, medieval Gatehouse, and sprawling cave network, as well as re-landscaping the grounds, a contemporary Visitor Centre, and a new gallery extension to tell the stories of Robin Hood. Conservation has been meticulous and sensitive to the Castle’s heritage, and the site’s reconfiguration has restored it as a flagship for the city and a catalyst for its regeneration.

The Elizabethan House – South West

Categories: Heritage and Public Sector
Main Contractor: Messenger
The late 16th century Grade II listed Elizabethan House in Plymouth reopened in 2021 following an extensive programme of repair and extension by Messenger, on behalf of Plymouth City Council. Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects were assisted by James Mackintosh Architects and RICS quantity surveyor Adrian Stenning Associates. Work included extensive internal and external repairs, a new two-storey extension, authentic redecoration and an interactive theatre like visitor experience fit-out by exhibition contractors The Hub. The conservation and regeneration project was delivered to an exceptionally high quality for both the inhabitants and visitors to Plymouth.



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