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Supporting Sutton Coldfield’s 13th Century Holy Trinity Church

26th, May 2015

Discretely located in Emmanuel Court in the heart of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield’s conservation area is Workspace Technology one of the UK’s leading high tech data centre design and build companies. Whilst Emmanuel Court was built in the early 1990’s Workspace Technology’s building positioned on the corner of Mill Street and High Street still partly retains a late 19th century facade which can be seen on many historical photographs of Sutton Coldfield’s High Street. Workspace Technology’s location means that on a daily basis the company and its employees enjoy some of the most spectacular views of Holy Trinity Church.

Holy Trinity Church dates from the 13th Century. The church has been altered and extended a number of times since it was first built. Many of the features that can be seen today were built in the 16th Century by Bishop Vesey who was a trusted friend to Henry IIIV. It was this friendship that led Henry VIII to grant Sutton Coldfield a Charter of Incorporation creating the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield in 1528.

Holy Trinity church is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Sutton Coldfield’s town centre. When Roy Griffiths Workspace Technology’s Managing Director heard about plans to re-order the Church in order to help modernise facilities and bring more daylight into the interior he was only too pleased to see if the company could help. Following attendance of an awareness event held by Holy Trinity last year Roy learnt that the church was looking to raised £400K from local businesses and organisations as a contribution towards the target of £1.2m required to turn the concepts into reality. Workspace Technology were pleased to present Campaign Manager, Zoë Hollingsworth with a cheque for £4000 in January.

Roy Griffiths Workspace Technology’s Managing Director Commented “ Holy Trinity Church is an integral part of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield. With a 700 year history it is important that Holy Trinity church remains relevant for the 21st century, this is key if the church is to be preserved for future generations. As both a local resident and business owner benefitting from beautiful views of the church I felt it was important to support the Holy Trinity Re-ordering campaign.  I would very much encourage other businesses in the Sutton Coldfield area to help preserve Sutton Coldfield’s history whilst benefiting the community as a whole through contributions to the Holy Trinity re-ordering funds.

Zoë Hollingsworth Campaign Manager for Holy Trinity Church restoration fund commented “We very much welcome the support of Workspace Technology and for its generous contribution towards our campaign targets. Should other local businesses wish to support our campaign please do contact us at campaign@htsc.org.uk.”

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