Transforming an agricultural estate

Trinity College
Trimley Estate

Today, the Trimley Estate covers 3,400 acres – a major part of the Felixstowe peninsula. Besides the Port of Felixstowe, the UK's leading container port, and Trinity Distribution Park, with its commercial support facilities, Trimley Estate encompasses a large and varied rural acreage.

Bidwells has acted for the College at Felixstowe for over 50 years, being fully involved in the significant changes which have occurred in the transformation of a fairly run-down agricultural estate into today’s multifaceted estate where farming, housing, port, commercial estate, leisure pursuits and nature conservation all thrive side-by-side in relative harmony.

A substantial part of the Estate is within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and some quarter of a million trees and shrubs have been planted as landscaping to ameliorate the effects of the dock expansion.

This has been coupled with improvements to the already extensive public footpath network, the implementation of a detailed management plan to rejuvenate the Estate’s existing mature woodlands and the establishment of the 81 ha (200 acres) nature reserve in 1998 and new intertidal bird-feeding areas in 2000.

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