We were pleased to attend the official opening of the Trinity Rooms at Hull Minster last Thursday. The opening concluded the third phase in a 10-year project for Bauman Lyons supporting our client Holy Trinity Development.
The new extension builds on the success of the previous two phases, which involved opening up Trinity Square to the front of the Minster and reordering the interior of the Minster, to make the church more accessible and welcoming to the city and to allow the client to use the 700-year-old, Grade I-listed building in a more flexible way as part of safeguarding the long-term future of this historic building.
Sited to the south elevation of the Minster, the Trinity Room extension is designed to provide a welcoming face which opens on to Trinity Square and to serve as a part of the overall journey around the Minster. It is designed to be flexible, accommodating a new cafe and servery which can also be used for events and workshops, as well as housing some of the Minster’s heritage collections, new WCs and plant room. The new building responds to the craft and detail of the existing Minster through careful use of a calm palette of materials including oak interiors, and a patinated brass ‘tracery’ screen which wraps around the glazing of the extension and references the stone tracery of the magnificent Nave windows.
Bauman Lyons were appointed as architect and lead designer for the project, including contract administration services on site.
See project page for more information – Project Page