IHBC Scotland Branch free – YES ‘FREE’ – CPD Conference with AGM – ‘Design at the Water’s Edge’, Dundee, 29 Nov., includes V&A tour; Book by 25 Nov. as numbers are limited!

waterside and buildingsThe IHBC’s Scotland Branch will host its FREE national Conference ‘Design at the Water’s Edge’, including the Branch AGM, in Dundee on 29 November, to include a tour of Dundee’s new V&A, asking ‘How do we assess new design in historic contexts?’, and with an option for dinner at Daisy Tasker, newly opened inside Lower Dens Mills, with booking closing on 25 November.

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IHBC’s ‘Budget in Brief’ heritage take on Skills, Celebration and Investment

buildingsSourcing information from Historic England, The Heritage Alliance, BEFS and others, the IHBC offers members this brief and qualified digest of select heritage and conservation related matters in the recent budget, covering Skills, Celebration and Investment, while users also will need to check for accuracy, completeness and relevance as the details become more clear.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: First stage of a project to restore historic Burton-in-Kendal buildings lauded by The Westmoreland Gazette

websiteTHE first phase of a project to help restore important buildings in one of South Lakeland’s most historic villages Burton-in-Kendal is now underway and celebrated in The Westmoreland Gazette.

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Public to have say on England’s new National Parks – Call closes 18 December

landscapeFor the first time in nearly 70 years, the public will have their say on how the country’s most cherished landscapes can be enhanced for future generations, with the call for evidence closing on 18 December.

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£5M boost from CITB to get hard-to-reach candidates into construction with new Pathways into Construction

websiteCITB’s biggest-ever funding opportunity has opened, with a £5 million commission to help under-represented groups into the construction industry.

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Sara Crofts IHBC appointed Chief Executive of ICON

personSara Crofts, a Full Member of the IHBC, has been announced as the new Chief Executive of the Institute of Conservation (ICON).

 

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Nearly 3000 visitors came to the SPAB’s first ever Old House Show at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC), Greenwich in September.

building and riverShowcasing the best in practical conservation, the SPAB’s two days (7-8 September) Old House Show attracted building professionals, homeowners, enthusiasts and those interested in developing a career in the heritage sector.

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AHF-supported projects win at the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards

logoHeritage volunteers from across Scotland gathered at Glasgow’s City Chambers on Monday 22nd October as the winners of the fourth Scottish Heritage Angel Awards were revealed.

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Pugin Society: Illustrator of children’s book inspired by Pugin’s Gothic vision – ‘Bringing Pugin to a younger readership’

websiteThe Pugin Society reports on how James Robinson, illustrator of the new children’s book, Mr Pugin, was inspired by the architect’s ideas on life and buildings and wanted to bring these to a young readership.

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Career interests in heritage? See IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ skills review: From conservation and heritage skills, to graphics, bat projects and more

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 celebrated  ‘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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Fire at Nottingham’s Cattle Market: More sad context in the host city for IHBC’s 2019 Annual School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience’

websiteA sad chime with the IHBC Annual School theme for 2019 of ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience; confronting conservation calamities’ came as fire recently broke out in the Cattle Market of its host city Nottingham.

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £3.7M+ costed work this week: Historic England seeks HE L3 building record for Grimsby’s unlisted Cooperage, closing 13/11, £4-4.5K value

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 from the issue this week features a call from Historic England (HE), which seeks a HE Level 3 building record of the unlisted former Hewitt Bros. Cooperage as part of the wider Greater Grimsby Heritage Action Zone project, closing 13 November and valued at £4-4.5K.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: 27 months jail for lead theft from Selby Abbey roof – by the York Press

websiteThe York Press has reported on how a metal thief, whose gang caused nearly £10,000 damage to Selby Abbey’s roof, has been jailed for 27 months.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Punchline Gloucester reports on Planning Inspector ruling on demolition of ‘secret’ building

A builder who built a secret four-bedroom house and outbuildings in Gloucestershire must demolish it and clear the site, a planning inspector has ruled, as reported by Punchline Gloucester.

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HE publishes ‘Heritage and the economy 2018’: ‘‘Total Economic Value’… is greater than the sum of all its parts’’

publication coverHistoric England(HE) publishes the findings from studies on heritage and economic activity, noting how its ‘Total Economic Value’ is ‘greater than the sum of all its parts’, and also introducing new research on Heritage Economic Estimate Indicators 2018.

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New commission announced to champion beauty in England’s built environment: Scruton to Chair

housesHousing secretary James Brokenshire has launched a commission to promote better design and style of homes, to be chaired by conservative philosopher and author Sir Roger Scruton.

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HE’s HAR@20: Historic England unveils latest in England’s fight to save Heritage at Risk, 20 years on

buildingHistoric England has unveiled the latest chapter in the fight to save important heritage in 20th of year of the national Register of Heritage at Risk (HAR), with headlines including:

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Funding Finder from Scotland’s Towns Partnership out, via BEFS

BEFS logo on websiteBEFS – Scotland’s link body for advocates of quality in the built environment – has recently issued the October ‘Funding Finder’ from Scotland’s Towns Partnership, with an overview of deadlines and newly added funds.

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‘Worthwhile Vs Meanwhile’ as DBW reports on U+i take on empty London properties: 2,700 hectares with permission to build and no construction commenced.

graphicDesigning Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – has featured a report from U+I – a specialist regeneration and property developer – on how currently 24,400 commercial properties are sitting empty in London, the equivalent to 15 times the floorspace of Westfield London – while 22,500 of those properties have been empty for 6 months or more.

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IHBC’s November Branch Events Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

IHBC Branches OS MapThere’s lots on across the IHBC this November and after, from CPD events and MATE accreditation support sessions to AGMs and more.

If you need more guidance to upgrade your conservation accreditation with us, and in line with national and international standards, do remember you can:

1. Visit our new MATE webpage
2. Volunteer with our professional Branches
3.Meet us at our local and national CPD events

This month’s features include:

  • The next MATE sessions on 22 November (North Branch) and 28 November (London Branch
  • Reducing risk of fire in thatched buildings: recent research and new guidance’ organised in partnership with the South West Branch
    Branch
  • AGMs, usually tied to CPD days such as in Dundee with the Scotland Branch AGM, which offer even more chances to get involved!

ALWAYS BE SURE TO BOOK AND CHECK WITH THE BRANCH FOR LATEST DETAILS!

If you want to include any Branch event or news in the next edition get in touch with Carla Pianese at support@ihbc.org.uk 

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Boost’ in Belfast’s Context: ‘Peeking into challenging heritage’

publication coverContext 156 – which reports on the 2018 Belfast School, ‘Our Shared Heritage’ – highlights activities, talks and tours that range across much of Northern Ireland, and if you would like a peek into an example of community heritage challenges, one ‘Thursday tour’ treated delegates to a visit to North Belfast, led by Shane Quinn of Belfast Buildings Trust, and Paula Reynolds of Belfast Charitable Trust, looking at buildings and case studies in this area of the city.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Restaurant plans for one of Bradford’s (and the UK’s) most ‘at risk’ Victorian buildings

websitePlans to turn a former school building in Bradford – the Grade II* Gothic style Feversham Street First School, recently described as one of the most ‘at risk’ Victorian buildings in the UK – into a restaurant, have been reported on in the Telegraph and Argus.

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CADW issues ‘Understanding Listing in Wales’

websiteCadw’s Understanding Listing in Wales is intended to help anyone who wants or needs to know why and how buildings are listed and provides an introduction for owners, occupiers and agents about what listing means for them.

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Wentworth Castle Gardens future improves with partnership discussions progressing toward 2019 reopening

websiteThe future of one of the country’s greatest 18th-century landscapes looks more secure following discussions between the National Trust, Barnsley Council and The Northern College as they work together to secure the future of the Wentworth Castle Gardens with a view to it reopening in summer 2019.

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Scottish Parliament’s ‘Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee’ SPICe Brexit update now out

publication coverThe Scottish Parliament’s SPICe update on Brexit, from its Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee is now out.

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