Repair & Renovation


About the Trinity Centre Conservation Project 2017/2018

Worker inspecting the damage to the buildings stonework- image by Khali Photography

January 2018 Update

With full scaffolding in place, specialists have been able to undertake a more comprehensive metalwork survey. Investigations to metal cramps and the stained glass windows reveal the damage to the building is far worse than anticipated.

If we don't do these works now, Trinity will be placed back onto Historic England's At - Risk Register. In real terms this means we are going to have to raise an additional estimated £200k other wise Trinity will be threatened with closure - and we need your help to do that.

To help us raise the funds we need to keep Trinity open, we will be launching an individual giving campaign.  People can help now by donating towards the conservation project via our website:

Donate now to become part of the heritage, a part of the community and part of this much loved building

Conserving the building for future generations

The Trinity Centre Conservation Project aims to repair and restore the Trinity Centre and protect its future for community use.

In October work commenced on the second phase of Capital works to protect the building's fabric into the future. This is the final major-works phase relating to the repair and conservation of the historic fabric. These works where enabled through the help of Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, All Churches Trust and 13 other funders, as well as generous donations from members of the public.

Works include:

  • A comprehensive metal work study
  • repairing lead-work on the North aisle roof to prevent water ingress

  • repairs to pitched slate roof, to prevent water ingress and damage to the re-developed hall spaces below

  • masonry works to the stonework, pinnacles and iconic towers to protect the building's fabric from cramp damage

  • restoration of original stained glass, including installation of secondary/tertiary glazings (internally and externally) to improve the energy performance of the building and opening devices to North and South high elevation windows to improve ventilation

Alongside the works we will be celebrating Trinity's place at the heart of the community through a programme of accessible heritage activities, workshops and events. We are also collecting stories, images and video for our archive.



Intern, Davontay Benjamin, inspects stonework. Credit - Khali Photography

Protecting & improving the Trinity Centre for the benefit of the community

Our mission is to empower communities through the arts - making sure that everyone has the opportunity to access and shape arts and culture. We provide:

  • social and creative activities to reduce isolation and improve well-being
  • space and projects for our neighbouring communities to bring people together and find common ground
  • training and workshops for individuals to develop skills and improve employability
"Trinity is a stunning local landmark, and a beautiful space, but with a legacy of high maintenance and difficult problems typical of very old and beautiful churches. Everyone involved has shown remarkable creativity in conceiving new uses and activities." Simon Cook, Cabinet Member for Culture and Sport (2012-2016).

By renovating the Trinity Centre - an already much-loved community space - centre users will benefit from:

  • improved access to better and more adaptable facilities
  • availability of more affordable, subsidised provision
  • increased project, training, and volunteer opportunities
  • a broader range of arts, social and fitness activities
  • better resources for communities to develop their own activities.

Donate now to become part of the heritage, a part of the community and part of this much love building


Since 2007 we've been working to invest over £1m in repairs & improvements

Trinity Community Arts has worked to improve the Trinity Centre for the community since 2003.

In 2013 we secured funding from Big Lottery Reaching Communities Buildings and match funders to invest in the redevelopment of our upstairs hall space. Works carried out in 2013-2014 included installation of multi-purpose lighting, sprung wooden floor and heating to increase availability of quality dance, performance and community space in the area. We also made significant improvements to the external grounds, with better signage and layout to improve accessibility.

Other recent periods of work include:

  • 2015 - Solar PV installation and technical equipment
  • 2013 - Essential repairs works to the South aisle roof as part of the Trinity Centre Conservation Project
  • 2012 - Bar and and main hall space improvements and building of an outdoor kitchen in the community gardens
  • 2010 - Installation of toilet facilities on the upstairs floor and redecoration of the north aisle main stairwell
  • 2009 - Conditions survey to inspect the fabric of the building
  • 2008 - Access to Training Project: Recording Studio, IT Suite, Training Room and passenger lift

Read more about the history of the renovation of the former Holy Trinity Church in our online archive.

Donate now to become part of the heritage, a part of the community and part of this much love building

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