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We, Trinity Community Arts (TCA) have managed the Trinity Centre since 2004, since then we have invested over £2m into the building’s repair and renovation - as part of our commitment to repair and conserve the Trinity Centre for ours and future generations.

In 2017/2018 thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, Bristol City Council and 13 other funders, as well as generous donations from members of the public we were able to undertake critical repairs to the fabric of the building. Conservation programme included repairs to lead-work on the North aisle roof to prevent water ingress repair of stonework, pinnacles and iconic towers to protect the building's fabric restoration of original stained glass and secondary glazing to improve sustainability.

2012 saw the installation of solar PV installation and technical equipment.

In 2013, through the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Buildings and thanks to to National Lottery funding and match funders, we invested in the redevelopment of our upstairs hall space. This 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.

Alongside these works the 2013 Trinity Centre Conservation Project saw the repairs to the South Aisle roof (2013) - taking Trinity off Historic England’s ‘At Risk’ Register.

Other notable repairs and investments: 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

Current renovation plans can be viewed on www.bristol.gov.uk - search planning ref no 12/03943/F Past works 2013

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Intern, Davontay Benjamin helping to repair Trinity - image by Khali Ackford

Conservation project

"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)

In October 2017, work began to carry out essential repairs to the Trinity Centre; the final major-works phase relating to the repair and conservation of the historic fabric.

Works have been enabled through the help of Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, Bristol City Council and 13 other funders, as well as generous donations from members of the public.

Conservation programme

  • repairs to lead-work on the North aisle roof to prevent water ingress

  • repair of stonework, pinnacles and iconic towers to protect the building's fabric

  • restoration of original stained glass and secondary glazing to improve sustainability

Aims

By renovating and conserving the Trinity 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.

Alongside capital works we also celebrate Trinity's place at the Heart & Soul of the community through a programme of accessible heritage activities, workshops and events - click here for more info.

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