IHBC ‘Members with benefits’: Free IHBC CPD and entry at London’s LPOC Property Show, 9-10 Feb

websiteThe IHBC has continued its CPD partnering with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) into 2019 with free places for members and an IHBC stand on offer at the London Listed Property Show, on 9-10 February in the Olympia, as well as free CPD sessions from IHBC President David McDonald and Research Consultant Bob Kindred.

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IHBC celebrates 2016 Gus Astley Student Award ‘Trustee selection’ winner now in print: On lighthouses as ‘machines for living in’

The IHBC has welcomed the publication by 2016 IHBC Student Award ‘Trustee Selection’, Tom Nancollas, of his book based on the dissertation ‘A machine for living in: appraising the rock lighthouse interior, 1800-1905’, presented on the IHBC recognised course in the School of Architecture and Landscape at Kingston University.

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Association for Project Safety (APS) calls for IHBC members input to CDM survey, as 2019 School focusses on heritage and risk

graphic and logoNot least in light of IHBC’s forthcoming Annual School on 4-6 July in Nottingham – on ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’ – Barri Millar of the Association for Project Safety (APS) has particularly asked IHBC members to contribute to a survey on Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations and the ‘increase in demand for advisers and consultants assisting Duty Holders with their requirements’.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Walton pub to be demolished despite petition to save it

buildingA well-known former pub in Walton will be demolished to make way for a new 40-bedroom hotel, as reported by YMLiverpool.

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Councils slash library budgets by £30m, survey reveals

buildingThe number of libraries across the country has continued to decline as cash-strapped councils reduce their spending on the service and rely more on volunteers, a new survey has revealed.

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British Council publication on Soft Power

publication coverThe British Council has launched a publication exploring ‘Soft Power’ entitled ‘Soft power superpowers Global trends in cultural engagement and influence’.

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National Trust on new Agriculture Bill

landscapeThe National Trust has offered views on some of the key recommendations from the The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s recently released report on the Scrutiny of the Agriculture Bill.

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Grenfell Tower:  Ongoing reviews and updates of Building Regulations and Standards

England’s Ministry for Housing Community and Local Government (MCHLG) continues to offer updates on documents linked to the review of ‘Building Regulations and Standards’ following Grenfell Tower findings, including most recently ‘Environmental monitoring following the Grenfell Tower fire’, air quality reports for the survivors and residents of the area surrounding Grenfell Tower.

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IHBC’s 2019 Annual School welcomes keynote speaker: Zaki Aslan, Conservation architect and Director of ICCROM-Sharjah

flyerThe IHBC has welcomed Zaki Aslan as the keynote Day School speaker at its 2019 Annual School – the lead event in the calendar of the UK’s built and historic environment conservation specialists – which will take place in Nottingham on 4-6 July 2019.

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Career interests in heritage? See IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ review of skills needs from the amenity bodies such as Victorian Society, to government and the private sector

logosTo help profile career opportunities across the conservation and heritage sectors, the IHBC now offers regular reviews of job openings and staff appointments featured in our ‘Jobs etc.’ service, so if you have an interest in a heritage related career of any sort, sign up for free alerts today!

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IHBC ‘Members with benefits’: 15% off ‘Building Conservation’ courses from CIOB Academy – 6/7 February (London); 19/20 February (Swansea)… and PM in London too!

graphicThe CIOB Academy has continued its support for IHBC members on select courses, as it offers members 15% off forthcoming courses in Building Conservation and Project Management (PM), simply using the code below.

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £54K+ costed work this week: Deadline Extension as SDNPA seeks architect for conversion of a historic farmstead 11/01, value £35-50K

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers for this week features a call with a revised deadline from the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), which seeks ‘an architect to create a well designed, sympathetic conversion of a historic farmstead’, closing 11 January, and valued at £35,000-50,000.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Tyne and Wear BPT lead in ‘forgotten’ city centre buildings boosted by Coastal Revival Fund

websiteThe Sunderland Echo has celebrated a cash boost from the Coastal Revival Fund for Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust that will help deliver ambitious plans to revitalise a forgotten corner of Sunderland city centre.

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Damerham church engraved lead stolen from roof

websiteLead with inscriptions dating to the 18th Century has been stolen from a church in the New Forest after thieves climbed 35ft (10m) up the bell tower of St George’s Church in Damerham to steal the lead sometime after New Year’s Eve. 

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HES Seeks views on ‘Managing Change’ documents on Listed Buildings: Closing 15 Feb!

logoHistoric Environment Scotland seeks views on the content and functionality of two ‘Managing Change in the Historic Environment’ Guidance Notes, before closing the survey on 15 February:

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Cadw’s new website in 2019, seeks early input

logos and textCadw will be delivering a brand new website in 2019 and wants to provide a valuable information and services informed by a survey.

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Don’t dump the rule book under pressure, Ombudsman warns councils, or lose corporate memory through restructuring

publication coverIn a new report from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Michael King, ‘Under Pressure’, councils have been warned not to let budget squeezes and disruption caused by change programmes land them in trouble with the Ombudsman’s office.

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Dumfries mill could become ‘bricks and mortar festival tent’: BBC on DHBT

Dumfries HBT websiteThe BBC has reported on how a redundant riverside mill in southern Scotland could be turned into a ‘bricks and mortar festival tent’ for community events, with Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) behind the plans for Rosefield Mills, which it bought in 2018.

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IHBC’s ‘Welcome to the New Year’ 2: Nominate for the IHBC Marsh Awards 2019 – Celebrate OUTSTANDING retired IHBC members, and SUCCESSFUL new Heritage Learners – Closing 28 Feb!

IHBC Marsh AwardsThe IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, enters its fourth year with the promotion of the 2019 Awards – celebrating ‘Retired IHBC members’ and ‘New learners in heritage practice’ – with prizes for each that include £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Annual School – Nottingham 2019 – with a closing date of 28 February 2018.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Renovation of Oxford’s historic Jam Factory building nears completion

websiteThe Oxford Mail has reported on major renovation work at Oxford’s historic Jam Factory building, which is nearing completion.

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Dounreay nuclear reactor, Scotland’s oldest, to go, as demolition contract awarded

buildingThe decommissioning of Dounreay’s oldest nuclear reactor in Scotland  has taken a major step forward with the award of a multi-million pound  demolition contract.

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Bid to reopen Flintshire’s Shotton steelworks’ John Summers building

websiteThe BBC has reported that a public meeting has dis cussed ways to reopen Flintshire’s landmark Shotton Steelworks, designed by John Summers and placed on a list of the UK’s most endangered buildings.

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Civic Voice plans for 2019: More Conservation Area advocacy via 50th anniversaries in its ‘Big Conservation Conversation’!

logoCivic Voice has highlighted how ‘hundreds of conservation areas mark their 50th anniversary’ in 2019,  as it will continue to make the Big Conservation Conversation one of our main themes for the year. 

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CIOB Parliamentary Reception launches call for improving quality in the built environment

websiteThe CIOB’s – the Chartered Institute of Building – parliamentary reception on 12 December launched its report ‘Improving Quality in the Built Environment’, reporting on the outcomes of its Construction Quality Commission, set up to identify what promotes or prevents delivery of quality in construction, and what steps are needed to bring about change.

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Programme to support placemaking at local level launched

Aerial view under UK gov open licence agreement 140417The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), Local Government Association (LGA) and Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) on Thursday 13 December launched ‘Future Place’, a joint two-phase initiative to recognise, reward and encourage high quality placemaking in England.

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