IHBC Vice Chair Kathy Davies was among delegates at the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies meeting on March 13 – supported by Civic Voice – which asked, ‘Will the NPPF Review deliver the homes the country needs’, while all concluded: ‘Not a chance!’
The IHBC has launched the next stage in its 2017-18 member survey, calling for members’ thoughts on feedback to date, with responses to be sent to our consultant, Joanna, as soon as possible, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the 2017 Annual School, IHBC Northern Ireland Branch Chair Andrew McClelland introduced early thoughts for the 2018 Belfast School – now coming up fast, in June 21-3 – so, using our video link and current programme, prospective delegates (and bursary applicants) can see what was explored then and what is on offer today!
The IHBC’s heritage business list, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth some £1.8+M this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick for NewsBlog readers features Haringey Council’s search for an architect or team for its Bruce Grove Toilet Restoration project, valued at £25,000-50,000 and closing 26 March.
David McDonald, IHBC President, and Carla Pianese, IHBC Support Officer, represented the IHBC’s outreach and recruitment stand at the recent day conference of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) Heritage Group in Manchester’s historic Gorton Monastery venue.
A property owner in Boston, Lincolnshire, who fitted UPVC windows to a Grade II Listed Building (LB) without permission has been ordered to pay more than £1,430 by magistrates, while the case is currently being added to the IHBC’s Listed Buildings Prosecutions Database resource by its manager Bob Kindred.
The University College London’s (UCL) Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH) has announces its call for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary for the academic year 2018-2019, with a closing date for receipt of applications of 18 June 2018.
Now open for its eighth year, the New London Awards recognises the very best projects across 15 sectors of the built environment, and are the only London-wide awards for built and unbuilt projects, while the deadline for 2018 is 29 March.
London Central Mosque, Regent’s Park (Grade II*) and the Fazl Mosque, Southfields (Grade II) have been listed on advice from Historic England, and Britain’s first purpose-built mosque in Woking, Surrey has been upgraded to Grade I, while the Liverpool home of Britain’s first functioning mosque has been upgraded to Grade II*.
Gladstone’s Library is seeking submissions from architect–led teams with exceptional design skills for a prestigious new building and re-development of the existing Grade I (GI) listed building and its landscape with a shortlist of five teams to be chosen by an Evaluation Panel for Gladstone’s living heritage project, closing 10 April.
The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), one of the IHBC 2018 School’s newest ‘School Friends’, has posted a blog on its recognition as an ‘IHBC CPD provider’ and used that to promote the IHBC’s Belfast School, in June, on ‘Our Shared Heritage’.
The 2018 theme for the ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites on 18 April is ‘Heritage for Generations’, complementing the IHBC’s 2018 School theme on ‘Shared heritage’, both being tied to the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage; #EuropeForCulture.
The IHBC’s Context journal article by Graham Tite, on ‘Buildings, lawns, gardens, wilderness’, from Context No. 151, has been featured in the email news bulletin from Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), to its 75000+ registered users, extending further the IHBC’s reach into the development and construction sector.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Heritage Priority Area Leadership team is inviting AHRC-Funded Principal Investigators to contribute a piece on their research projects as part of the ‘case studies’ section of the Heritage Research website.
Nine towns and cities in Scotland are celebrating an injection of £2.4million to help shape their future development, thanks to a new National Lottery scheme which puts heritage at the heart of regeneration.
image Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis – HLF website
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has published ‘The English Housing Survey’ (EHS), providing the findings from the 2016-17 national survey of people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England.
Planning Theory and Practice (PTP), the RTPI’s academic journal published jointly with Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, has been accepted by Clarivate Analytics for inclusion in the Social Sciences Citation Index™.
‘Europe’s greenest city’ has lost 5,000 trees, chopped down by a private company despite furious local protests, and even Michael Gove calls the destruction ‘bonkers’, but now the chainsaws are about to start their work again, reports the Guardian.
Interested bodies can join a prestigious group of ‘Friends’ of the IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School, and have their logo and website links from our ‘Friends of the School’ page, all for free, simply by agreeing to raise the School’s learning opportunities across their free and accessible news and/or social media networks.
The IHBC is delighted to announce the renewal of its promotional partnership with the Churches Conservation Trust’s (CCT) innovative ‘Champing’ initiative, to promote ‘church camping’, as IHBC members can again receive a 10% discount until the end of the season in September.
The IHBC’s heritage business list, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth some £270+K this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick for NewsBlog readers features Milton Keynes Council’s search for a ‘Specialist in Listed Building Project Work’, with no value stated and closing 15 March.