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Trinity Church Abingdon

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Conduit Centre Refurbishment

October 8, 2019

Conduit Centre

Trinity Church has decided to make improvements to the entrance and the facilities in the Conduit Centre. Over 700 people a week use the Centre. It hosts more than 20 community groups on a regular basis.

The new facilities will enable easier access for the disabled and infirm and for the children who use the Centre. The project will include environmentally friendly changes which will save on heating and lighting.

Covid-19 project update in April 2020 – The builders have had to stop work as they could no longer get supplies of materials. However, when they finished, the building was wind and water tight with the new windows installed and the roof finished. They have also progressed well with the interior. They estimate that when work resumes there will be four to five weeks of work left to do.

Phase 2 Plans

The First Phase (Summer 2019)
• Replacement toilets in the facilities off the Main Hall often used by children taking part in activities or by other groups
• Integrated seat facilities for children
• Provision of hot water in these toilets
• Redecoration

The Second Phase (January 2020)
• A new front door to provide easy access for wheelchairs
• New toilet facilities and a greater number of toilets
• A separate disabled toilet opposite the front door for easy access
• A baby-changing facility
• LED lighting
• More storage
• Enclosure of the open tread staircase making the stairs safer.

Download includes gift aid form for BACs donations to:
Payee: The Trinity Church Abingdon
Sort Code: 40 -35 -34
Account No: 44211952

Trinity Church is grateful for the generous support of a number of organisations for grants and donations towards the project as follows:

Grants:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Allchurches Trust
Doris Field Charitable Trust
FCC Communities Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
Northampton Methodist District
The Cumber Family Charitable Trust
The Gladiator Trust
United Reformed Church Wessex Trust
Wantage & Abingdon Methodist Circuit
Norwood and Newton Settlement

Donations:
6th Abingdon Scout Group
Abingdon and District National Trust Association
Trinity Evergreen Club
Trinity Toddlers