The vision for Ten Trinity Square is for a place that links, explores and expresses the cultures and achievements of peoples around the world; facilitating the flow of understanding across all nations and cultures.
The City of London is the right place for such an institution of exchange and understanding. With its residences, hotel and club in conducive surroundings, Ten Trinity Square will be a force in the interaction of peoples and institutions around the world.
The Club is central to this vision. Its members will all be highly influential and key figures in business, politics, academia, the performing and visual arts, and the professions. They will create what will become a cornerstone in the building of global relations and progress.
This site was first populated by the Romans 2000 years ago, a place where ships could come and go easily on the tidal flows of the Thames. They brought with them fine pottery, wine and glass to trade.
The Tower of London – within an arrows shot of Ten Trinity Square – was built by William the Conqueror after his invasion of England In 1066.
London grew and prospered through the Middle Ages. It became the province of the medieval merchants, who set up their ‘guilds’ to look after the interests of tradesmen and their families.
In 1666, the city was destroyed by the famous Fire of London, which started just west of here. The Fire was witnessed by Samuel Pepys, the great diarist, who worked in the Navy Office on this spot and lived in a street next door, now Pepys Street.
After the Fire, London was rebuilt and the port extended downstream. The East India Company was formed. About this time, shipping insurer Lloyd’s of London began operating in a coffee shop near Trinity Square and the Bank of England was founded.
By the 19th century, Britain dominated the seas. London’s docklands grew into a magnificent source of wealth and power. Tea and pottery poured in from China, silks from Arabia and coffee and spices from the East Indies.
This landmark building was opened as the headquarters of the Port of London Authority by David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, in 1922.
The original central rotunda had a glass dome that emulated that of nearby St Paul’s Cathedral.
In the days of the Port of London Authority, more than 1,200 people a day came here to pay their port rates. Such was its status, the first meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations held its reception here in 1946.
The rebuilding of Ten Trinity Square was a long-term investment and a key part of the Reignwood Group’s vision and mission to promote business and cultural exchange between China, Asia and the West. Engaging leaders and thinkers across the world – East to West and West to East – will enable the creation of a future that satisfies the needs of all.
Since its foundation in 1984, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been a core part of the ethos at Reignwood under the Chairmanship of Dr Chanchai Ruayrungruang.
The Group is a champion of the low-carbon movement in China, a passion which began in 1996 with the creation of the Pine Valley lifestyle and residential development, built on a previously deserted wasteland and highly regarded for its achievements in sustainable building and enterprises.
The Pine Valley development has the highest membership of top executives and CEOs in China.
Its wide ranging high-end offer includes private helicopters, private jets and yacht services for its members. Reignwood also owns hotels in Thailand, Singapore and the USA.
Working across the four principles of CSR – charity, cultural foundations, sponsorship and green initiatives – Reignwood has provided extensive support to victims of the 2008 Sichuan Province Earthquake, established two significant cultural foundations to promote and preserve Chinese heritage, and sponsored the Olympic Golf Youth development.
The Group’s extensive financial resources and global network have created a strategic international platform that not only invests in a wide spectrum of industries, but crucially gives back to society, improves the lives of local communities and assists in the protection of the environment.