Above are photos of the build-up of the new roof, some of the team from Coulson, terracotta tiles piled in the church for the underfloor heating system, and wiring for the tech infrastructure that will be hidden under the stage.
Creating Space to Transform Lives
The Transform Project is the response to the need for more space at Holy Trinity Church and we’re now into the final stages of the delivery phase. In the next four months the family of HT will be returning to the newly refurbished and expanded facilities. There will be a new four-storey building, new walkway, a flexible, warm and comfortable church, disabled access, and an additional to kitchen to cater for 200 plus people.
The project started on 4 July 2016 after eight years of careful planning. While the building works are being carried out the HT services are happening in All Saints’ Church on Jesus Lane.
The majority of the works have been carried out, with good progress being made over the last eleven months; the groundworks were carried out, the new four-storey extension constructed and the works inside the church started. The extension is currently being waterproofed while the internal works are progressed.
The works inside the church are progressing well. The first stage of mechanical and electrical works have been carried out, with the cables and pipes under the floor, and the first layer of the substrate has been laid ahead of the underfloor heating is being installed.
What the new facilities will deliver
The Transform project is delivering facilities that will help the great work of the ministries at HT to continue grow. The main church will be bright and welcoming, with better access and flexibility. There will be a new entrance providing an attractive and clearly visible entrance into the Church, important when over a third of the church members are new each year. There will be good circulation routes, making it easy for people to move around and chat after services and events. The flexibility in the church will mean that everyone is able to be comfortable in the building, whether it’s for a service or an Alpha supper, a Pastorate gathering, or a Children’s social.
The extra space provided by Transform will make a huge difference to the work of the church and help to communicate the value we place in the worship of God and also the value that each person has.
After eight years of consultation, giving, planning, and now seven months of delivery we’re now very close to having realised the vision of Transform, that is ‘Creating Space to Transform Lives that change the world’.
The Transform Virtual Tour was filmed at the beginning of May. Take a look to see inside the new four-storey extension and how the works inside the church are progressing.
Thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support the project. The Transform Project is a story of the family of HT sacrificially giving time, resources, comfort and skills to make the continued growth of the Church possible. The Church family have given the majority of the £3.65 million raised.
We would also like to thank the following trusts who have encouraged and supported the Transform vision:
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