Our objective is to help conserve and bring back to use the built heritage in Bury St Edmunds to ensure its survival, for the benefit of society both today and in the future. The TrustĀ is a charity which carries out its aims in practical ways by undertaking projects that repair and enhance what is important in the historic environment, and by providing building conservation trade student training.

Norman Tower

The Norman Tower

The Bury St Edmunds Town Trust was founded in 1979. It is a registered company with charitable status with the object of conserving the architectural heritage of Bury St Edmunds.

The Trust buys and restores buildings of architectural and historic interest which are in need of restoration but are not commercially viable. These are thenĀ sold, loans are re-paid, and any profit is used for the next project.

Together with the West Suffolk College the Trust also runs an annual BTEC training course for students, which includes both new build and practical historic building conservation elements, and awards an annual prize for the best conservation trainee.

We help with environmental projects where there is a wider benefit to the local community, and occasionally campaign when important historic buildings are threatened.

We work closely with both West Suffolk and Bury St Edmunds Town Councils and other organisations such as the Bury St Edmunds Society.

Administration of the Bury St Edmunds Town Trust is by a management Board of Trustees.