Owner: Bat Family
Affiliation: Gotham Knights
Detective Comics #934
The Belfry is the secret headquarters of Batman and Batwoman's joint-run vigilante squad; the "Gotham Knights. With the ground originally consisting of themselves, Orphan (Cassandra Cain), Red Robin (Timothy Drake), Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) and Clayface (Basil Karlo), the headquarters was located within the pinnacle of Old Wayne Tower until it was destroyed following an attack by the Victim Syndicate.
Originally a Talon Nest, the Belfry was retrofitted to serve Timothy Drake's design to create the "Gotham Knights" program, a scheme where the Bat Family stopped trying to push away everyone who they inspired and gave them a way to work with them in a controlled system where they could solve a lot of problems that one Dark Knight has never been able to solve.
The Belfry was the first part of the plan as a base from where they could stage their operations so that they could be anywhere in the city the moment they were needed instead of having to choose which emergencies were within their reach.
As the program established itself, Timothy intended to further the Gotham Knights program to create "Bat-Medics" to arrive at emergency scenes, and employ volunteers to prisons and asylums to talk to and reabilitate the people who went down a dark path, showing them the light, offering them forgiveness and acceptance. Changing the methods of the Bat Family to Trust, not fear. Collaboration, not coercion.
While encouraging Timothy's idealistic plan, Bruce did not create the group and activate the base until after he noticed certain vigilantes in Gotham were being observed by The Colony and used the scheme as a way to gather the vigilantes under his influence before the Colony acquired them. The Belfry was constructed three months before the team was formed.
Following Timothy's "death", Batman brought Luke Fox in to the team to become their technology expert
Following their encounter with the Victim Syndicate, Doctor Leslie Thompkins was called in to hold initial therapy sessions and psych evaluations with the team.