The Project

Young people from the Building Sights Steering Group have developed their own unique 'Sighting' system which identifies why we should value our built heritage:

  • Significance (to the local community)
  • Rare (few remaining)
  • Good looking (architectural merit)
  • Well made (method of construction)
  • Something happened (scene of important event)
  • Group (collective relevance)

Building Sights asks why and how we as a community value and learn about our built heritage. Using Building Sights unique web based 'Sighting' system young people from across Nuneaton and Bedworth have pinpointed and researched the buildings and spaces important to them. Now it's time to get involved by pinpointing what's important to you in Nuneaton and Bedworth.

We want to get a bigger picture of our heritage and to take advantage of new learning opportunities offered by the project. To learn the reason buildings exist, to find out what stories are connected to buildings and to record other people's memories and opinions. To a group of fifteen year olds even five years can seem like a long time, by learning about our own history we hope to begin to understand and celebrate our town.

This web site was launched in July 2010 in a temporary shop in Abbeygate shopping centre.

Building Sights will be celebrated in an interactive exhibition at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery in 4th Sept – 24th Oct 2010.

Building Sights, a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project, has been developed by the Building Sights Steering Group which is made up of young people from Nuneaton Youth Forum, County Council youth workers, Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery staff and Dom Breadmore and Vanessa Oakes (Mercurial Arts).