Commit This To Memory captures Plymouth’s ever-changing image through the eyes of public bystanders.
Over the course of the weekend of 22/23/24 September 2017, visitors can find Commit This To Memory stickers on lampposts across the city, particularly nearby buildings and sites considered to be ‘At Risk’ – whether this is as a result of building redundancy, lack of ownership, location or cost of repair – many of the buildings featuring on Plymouth’s most recent Buildings At Risk register.
This is an opportunity for local people to be a part of the on-going construction conversation and talk about how they remember particular sites, even informing development decisions for the future. The project is about the here and the now, engagement in the present and the infra-ordinary – the little things that go unnoticed. Scan the QR codes on the stickers to find out more about the sites included in the project and use the hash tag #cttmplymouth to get involved on Instagram. Follow the project @cttmplymouth.
The information found on the below pages is taken from Plymouth's most recent Buildings At Risk (BAR) register, and was true at date of issue.
Other information has been researched by the artist. Every care has been taken to ensure that all information is correct, however no responsibility will be taken for incorrect or outdated information. The artist welcomes any updates, edits or feedback.
Plymouth City Council wishes to emphasize that "the Council invests a significant amount of officer time and resources (including grant aid from Historic England and the HLF) in improving its own stock of heritage assets. There have been recent significant repairs & improvements to Seaton Tower, Mount Batten Tower, Plympton Castle, Knowle Battery, the Hoe Foreshore, West Hoe Quay, Stonehouse Wall, Cornwall Quay, and the current repair/development works at the City Library/Museum & Charles Church are all examples of this. Future works are proposed to the Elizabethan House on the Barbican as part of the Mayflower 400 preparatory work.
Encouraging some private owners to maintain their heritage assets often proves to be more of a challenge, but we are active in this area and we are prepared to take action such as issuing Untidy Land Notices where buildings are becoming significantly unsightly. We have done this in the case of several privately owned buildings in the table."