How to find us

Coventry Refurbishment Centre

Centre Manager: Ian Schoolar

Phone: 07719 634131    

Address: 8 Lifford Way, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2RN

Opening times: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30 - 3.30pm   

To arrange collection:

First instance by Email:     

Second instance by Tel:  Nigel on 01827 717617

What we do

The Coventry refurbishment centre specialises in the make up of carpentry kits and refurbishment of sewing machines and Haberdashery.  We have 2 industrial units, one is run as a workshop for refurbishment and the other as a warehouse to receive donations and undertake sorting.  Coventry works closely with the Coventry Waste Recycling Centre, where each week a load of tools is picked up.  Similarly a shed is kept at Rugby waste recycling centre which is emptied as required.  4 tonnes of donated tools have come from the sheds.

Coventry covers the western half of the UK, undertaking a large number of van journeys each year, covering Carlisle to Weston Super Mare.  In the first 6 months of the year 71 tool collections were made, with a van run between Coventry and Ipswich running at least weekly with a growing amount of donations coming in.   Nearly 37 metric tons of tools have been moved between Coventry and Ipswich in the first 6 months of 2016.  Volunteer drivers from Coventry put in many miles for TWAM collecting from our collectors.

Coventry receives tools from Penarth and collects from support groups in Sutton Coldfield and Chesterfield.  

We have 15 volunteers, covering refurbishment, sorting and packing with 2 specialising in Haberdashery to make up sewing kits and sort materials to go with the sewing machines.  


Volunteer with us

We are looking for volunteers to join us at the refurbishment centre to help with a wide variety of tasks.  Please visit our dedicated volunteer website for details:

Tools with a Mission

2 Bailey Close, Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate, Ipswich, IP2 0UD

Tel: 01473 210220      Email:

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Charity no: 1104903 (England & Wales) SCO44069 (Scotland).  

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