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Trinity Works

Trinity Works is a new creative hub for Colchester created by HAT Projects as developer. Repurposing a 1970s church designed by local architect Bryan Thomas, in the heart of the town centre, it is home to our offices, Colchester Makerspace, and a new independent café, Café Saison.

The building is a centre for creative activity, with the Makerspace running a programme of community classes, events and professional development workshops alongside studios to rent, and shared access to workspace and tools for making. It specialises in providing access to ceramics, textiles and printmaking equipment, such as kilns, silkscreens, letterpress and sewing machines.

We converted the church in a light-touch, low-cost fashion, working with local trades and managed ourselves from our existing offices a few seconds down the road. We completed the conversion in less than 8 months from purchase.

Trinity Works opened in July 2018 and has recently been longlisted for the RIBA MacEwen Award, which celebrates 'architecture for the common good' which demonstrates a clear social purpose.

Photography: Andy Matthews and Ivan Jones