Capturing Telford’s favourite buildings in 3D

To celebrate Telford's 50th year, Telford & Wrekin Council has launched a campaign to create a lasting digital record of some of the town's favourite buildings.

The 50 Buildings project will use digital scanning techniques to create virtual tours of 50 of the most-loved buildings within the borough as an online resource for residents, schools, visitors and community organisations. 


Local residents and organisations are being asked to make suggestions of buildings which they feel are iconic in the borough or have a special relevance to their communities.  


The survey to make these suggestions can be completed here and will run from 4th June to 3rd July.


The buildings will then be modelled and presented to the public in a digital format through 2018, allowing them to view in 3D the internal form of some of Telford’s favourite buildings. 


It will be a unique experience as they will be able to explore and visit a wide variety of buildings virtually.  


Images, website links, text and videos can be placed within the 3D model to give more information about a building or how a building was used in the past. 


The council will liaise with history and community groups to accurately record, display and promote the history of the buildings 


Telford & Wrekin Council’s Leader Councillor Shaun Davies said: “The buildings will be captured and developed into 3D models using the latest digital techniques. 


“Ultimately all generations will be inspired to visualise buildings in this digital way to learn the history and context of the town they live in and to research and view Telford’s rich history of buildings.


“This will be a lasting digital record of Telford that has been uniquely captured in its 50th year, to be viewed and celebrated by many for years to come.”  


The 3D models produced can be viewed via the Telford @50 website.  


Examples of virtual tours of buildings such as Southwater One, the Bedlam Furnaces and Madeley’s Anstice Memorial Hall  (pictured) can be viewed at www.telford50.co.uk/50Buildings


Models can also be viewed in Virtual Reality (VR) using a device like google cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.  





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