Buildings at Risk articles

 

Buildings at Risk, which runs every fortnight in the IOM Examiner, is the title given to our series of articles which tries to shine a light on buildings currently at risk, buildings which have been lost, and ways in which buildings can find a sustainable future - in the hope that raising awareness of the plight and potential of our built heritage will help the public, politicians etc. value them better. These articles also provide a platform to highlight flaws and suggest improvements in the way our built heritage - dwellings, commercial and other structures, Registered and otherwise - is treated by Government, Planners, developers and property owners.  These articles can be read in IOM Examiner and via links to our online archives here on the ABC website  abc.org.im    To read an article from the list below, click on the article title or date.

 

Article

Date

Subject

1

24 May 2016

Loss of the Nation's Treasures
Castle Mona

2

7 Jun 2016

Port St Mary Steam Railway Goods Shed
A discredited registration system?

3

21 Jun 2016

Peel Sailors’ Shelter
A Transparent and Open Building Registration System?

4

5 Jul 2016

Douglas Drill Hall
Failure to operate building registration legislation

5

19 Jul 2016

Sustainable conservation of water mills
Tynwald Strategic Review of Planning – Building Registration?

6

2 Aug 2016

Contribution of farming
Record, re-use, alternative use?

7

16 Aug 2016

Continued drip-by-drip destruction of Douglas Quayside
Registered Building system has no focus

8

30 Aug 2016

Port Erin Hotels
Effect of neglected buildings on surrounding environment

9

13 Sep 2016

Horse Tram Stables

10

4 Oct 2016

Changing attitudes in adjacent islands

11

18 Oct 2016

Ways to conserve our buildings

12

1 Nov 2016

Gaiety and Villa
Importance of Registration and Conservation Area status

13

15 Nov 2016

Armitage Rigby

14

29 Nov 2016

Peel - Centenary Hall and Brickworks office

15

13 Dec 2016

IOM Bank, Athol St. & commercial architecture
Alexander Marshall Mackenzie

16

3 Jan 2017

Laxey industry

17

17 Jan 2017

Horse tram tracks
Thomas Lightfoot

18

31 Jan 2017

Ballaugh, buildings saved

19

14 Feb 2017

Courthouses

20

28 Feb 2017

Lorne House

21

14 Mar 2017

Ropeworks and Ropewalks

22

28 Mar 2017

Bathing pools

23

11 Apr 2017

Castletown Police Station

24

25 Apr 2017

St George’s Church, Douglas

25

9 May 2017

Fort Anne

26

23 May 2017

Lighthouses and Daymarks

27

6 Jun 2017

Groudle Glen

28

27 Jun 2017

Castle Mona decline

29

18 July 2017

Moderne architecture

30

1 Aug 2017

Fate of the Castle Mona Estate

31

15 Aug 2017

Keeills

32

29 Aug 2017

Queen's Pier + Piers part 1

33

5 Sep 2017

Piers part 2 - restoration other piers

34

19 Sep 2017

Piers part 3 - their designers

35

3 Oct 2017

Port Soderick

36

17 Oct 2017

Port St Mary

37

31 Oct 2017

Port Soderick - possible restoration

38

14 Nov 2017

Horse Tram Stables – Registration stalled?

39

28 Nov 2017 

Planning Review Consultation, input needed

40
12 Dec 2017  Nunnery, neglect + Planning failures

41

 9 Jan 2018 

Smithies

42

23 Jan 2018

Manx Switzerland part 1

43

6 Feb 2108

Manx Switzerland part 2

44

20 Feb 2018

Churning butter to churning ice cream - a voyage down the Silverburn

45 6 Mar 2018
Golden Meadow Mill - 500 plus years
46 20 Mar 2018 Farms at Knockaloe 
47 3 Apr 2018 Barregarrow Chapel 
48 17 Apr 2018 Wind power in the Isle of Man 
49 1 May 2018 Railway water tanks & towers 
50 15 May 2018 Where are we now? - review of Buildings at Risk and progress