Trimley Estate, East Suffolk
Trinity College Cambridge
For the last 12 years, Meeting Place has been retained by Trinity College Cambridge through their Trimley Estate landholdings. Our scope started with supporting a controversial single application for a new Tesco store and has since expanded to encompass political and development communications for numerous sites within their portfolio alongside work around the estate operations and reputational management.
As part of our work, our team has co-ordinated the delivery of a range of projects across the estate for a variety of uses. These include liaising with tenants for Trinity Distribution Park - a major employment site for Felixstowe – alongside facilitating public consultation around new housing schemes in Walton and the Trimley’s. Meeting Place has also provided consultancy on applications for community facilities in redundant agricultural buildings.
Our current work with the estate emphasises the improvement of footpath and cycle access, as well as creating new uses for existing listed buildings which have fallen into disuse and disrepair.
A number of significant residential schemes have come forward and are subsequently being built out by Taylor Wimpey and Bloor Homes. On both of these schemes, Meeting Place worked on the Reserved Matters applications. Other parcels of land on the Estate are being promoted through the Local Plan process, including a garden neighbourhood.
Over the years, Meeting Place has consistently engaged with local stakeholders and the community- including parish and local ward members as well as officers and council leadership. Our established network routinely creates opportunities for communication and relationship building. Part of our work in this area has included engaging the local MP in our activities, promoting community initiatives such as the creation of new recreation space and increased woodland planting.
Meeting Place has been pivotal in ensuring that the development and communications programme of the estate aligns with the aspirations of Trinity College, as well as supporting the profile and reputation of the college through the website, newsletters and local charitable work. This has included pioneering messaging around climate change particularly in relation to their operations around Felixstowe Port.
- A 12 year partnership