Holy Trinity is the largest parish church in England by floor area. The church dates back to about 1300 and contains what is widely acknowledged to be some of the finest mediaeval brick-work in the country, particularly in the transepts.
The refurbishment works of 2017 are on the 700 year old Grade I listed building, and will be undertaken over a 34 week programme and include M&E, refurbishing and altering the pews, lifting and laying new floor finishes, the relocation of the font, a new porch on the Nartex entrance as well as refurbishment of the kitchen and toilets.
Holy Trinity Development Group
Bauman Lyons Architects
George Houlton & Sons Ltd
The works form part of a wide-ranging programme of improvements on the Grade I listed building including a new glazed entrance to encourage visitors in from the newly-revamped Trinity Square. The works, which are due to be completed in the autumn, are the most significant element of the £4.5m transformation which is putting the 700-year-old Holy Trinity at the heart of Hull’s exciting regeneration.
AccentHansen’s work will include the design and supply and installation of glass box, the design of which includes substantial steel work. Design, manufacturing and pre-assembly was undertaken in the factory before final assembly on site. The design had to take into account the limited weight bearing capability of the church floor and how to assemble it whilst the church continues to be used.
One of the main challenges was glazing the roof, as this could not be done with a mini crane as the point loads were too great for the crypts below. To overcome this, the area had to be scaffolded out with ladder beams and access points along with handrails, and then a lifting beam installed in order to be able to lift the glass up and into position and bolted back to the steelwork.
The metal work had a Bronze metal antique finishing (BMA) applied to the bronze to give it its rich brown colour to match in with the furniture of the church.