Building Conservation Forum

Wed, 01 Jun 2016

The Villa Arcade before refurbishment
The Villa Arcade before refurbishment

Culture Vannin is delighted to partner with key organisations and individuals to focus thought on the importance of the built environment with the formation of the Building Conservation Forum.

The buildings around us are an important part of our cultural heritage. From cottages and farm buildings to boarding houses and bunkers, our buildings tell an important story about the Isle of Man. Whether it is because of the appearance or structure of the building itself or the intriguing history within its walls, our architecture gives us a sense of place, makes the Island attractive to visitors and contributes to our quality of life.

As an Island community, we can do much more to protect and maintain the historic built environment, to ensure that our buildings are understood and valued, as well as cared for and protected, for our own benefit and for the benefit of future generations.

The Forum will work to ensure that the cultural, social, and economic value of the Island’s built heritage is recognised and promoted and makes a strong contribution to our Island’s wellbeing. 

Full details about the Forum, which operates as a sub-committee of Culture Vannin, are available here.