Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Coldfield

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Holy Trinity is a Church of England, Grade I listed building located in a conservation area of Sutton Coldfield. It is the oldest church in the town and has stood in the centre whilst the town has grown around it.

The practice were appointed to undertake a full reordering scheme of the church in 2006 to address restricting issues such as access, inadequate toilet facilities and lack of usable space.

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The proposal included for the demolition of a 1960s extension accommodating two toilets and corridor linking the Victorian Bidlake Vestry to the West tower entrance. This non-wheelchair friendly extension was replaced with an accessible glazed and oak framed entrance lobby, whilst the WCs were relocated in the Bidlake Vestry.

The pews and the timber platforms were removed and the floor was then lined throughout with a traditional limecrete underfloor heating system. A bespoke kitchenette was also installed, along with three conference/Sunday School rooms beneath the North Gallery balcony which can be converted into a single space through their fully-glazed, sliding bi-fold partitions.

Additionally, the re-ordering works included joinery alterations to the original Worcester Cathedral 17th C. Marian furniture, stone cleaning and a complex M&E installation providing new audio and lighting installations.

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The architectural services offered span from the initial definition of the brief (RIBA Stage 0) to the completion of the works and handover (RIBA Stage 6).

Construction works began in January 2016 and were finally completed in October 2016 following extensive archaeological investigations.

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