Famous Bristol music venue and community arts centre is to get its share of £2.4m for the South West from the BIG Lottery. The Trinity Centre grant of £460,000 (second highest in the region) is towards building works to help improve access and increase the range of facilities and space available for community activities.
The grant is from the Reaching Communities Buildings Fund and will be spent on: improved access to the site, including a new pedestrian gate, cycle parking, disabled car parking, new paving, a new Reception and the Hall upstairs. The refurbishment of the upstairs hall is going to be dramatic! There will be a sprung wooden floor with under floor heating, a professional lighting system and huge black curtains to create a wonderful space for dance productions, fitness and performance.
The Trinity Centre has been a community centre since 1976. The Council recently granted a new lease for the building for a period of 35 years using the council's Community Asset Transfer Policy. Along with our designs following consultations and the money available, it's going to be a fantastic asset to the Bristol scene.
Works will start in June 2013 and will be phased across the year to ensure the centre remains open. The completion will be celebrated with a Trinity party in January 2014.