IHBC welcomes new Recognised CPD Provider ‘CPD essentials’ – offering 10% discounts to members too!

The IHBC has welcomed CPD essentials as its most  recent  ‘IHBC Recognised CPD Provider’, and to celebrate  that achievement this CPD Provider is  offering IHBC members a 10% discount on any full day seminar (see details below).

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REMINDER: IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE CPD at London’s LPOC Property Show, Olympia,  8-9 Feb

peopleThe IHBC is continuing its CPD partnering with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) into 2020 with free places for members and an IHBC stand on offer at the London Listed Property Show, on 8-9 February in London’s Olympia.

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IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE CPD at London’s LPOC Property Show, Olympia,  8-9 Feb (TBC)

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IHBC CPD signpost to DBW: What is a party wall dispute or boundary dispute?

Boundaries and party walls are fundamental issues when dealing with old places, but disputes can occur when parties (usually property owners) disagree, so knowing what they mean and why they count is critical for  any conservation professional; fortunately, Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), host partner of IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, can guide.

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Scottish Government launches first National Islands Plan

Scottish Government has launched its first National Islands Plan with measures to improve outcomes for island communities.

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Investigation into Roman wall collapse on Chester site

Investigations have begun into what caused part of Chester’s Roman city wall to collapse during construction work.

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HSE regulator at the fore of new building safety plans

Housing secretary, Robert Jenrick has announced building safety measures that go further to ensure residents are safe in their homes, revealing that slow improving safety standards will ‘not be tolerated’.

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Place Planning for Decarbonisation service in Scotland

Architecture and Design Scotland is working with the Scottish Government Committee on Climate Change and a small number of selected Local Authorities to develop spatial plans for places which prioritise the agenda of responding to changing climate and reduction of carbon emissions.

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England’s Village halls boosted by £1.2 million to rejuvenate community hubs

Village Halls Week: Government scheme supports vital hubs for rural communities.

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RIBA ‘Sustainable Outcomes Guide’ out

RIBA has published guidance on targeting, designing and evaluating sustainable outcomes for buildings, defining a concise measurable set of eight sustainable outcomes that correspond to key UN Sustainable Development Goals and can be delivered on building projects of all scales.

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MOOO architecture design competition for London’s POPS – Privately Owned Public Spaces

MOOO architecture design competition has placed a call for architects, landscape architects etc. to explore the notion of POPS – ‘Privately Owned Public Spaces’ – and their potential within the city of London in a new competition, with standard entry closing 2 April and Last Minute 2nd Jun, while fees apply.

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Petition to save Egyptian Halls launched by the Alexander Thompson Society

Egyptian Halls is one of Glasgow’s most important buildings and a category A-listed masterpiece by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, but it has been empty for 40 years, so The Alexander Thomson Society has launched a new initiative calling on those ‘with the power to influence this situation… to do all they can to SAVE EGYPTIAN HALLS’.

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IHBC launches consultation on draft new constitutional ‘Articles’: First responses encouraged by end Feb and after

The IHBC has launched its membership consultation on a revised draft set of ‘Articles of Association’ to serve as the new constitutional framework for the institute in line with our ‘Proposal for future Governance…’, as approved at the 2019 AGM, which includes a formal Briefing Note, with individual responses encouraged by 29/02 and Branch or collective responses by 20/03.

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IHBC members with benefits: Subsidies for HE’s roofing ‘Repair and conservation…’, 03 March, London

A major one-day conference from Historic England (HE) on its latest technical research into the deterioration and conservation of traditional roof coverings will take place in London on 3 March with booking closing 26 February, while the IHBC is offering £50 subsidies to members in need, so simply email your application and statement of need to Lydia Porter at admin@ibc.org.uk.

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IHBC welcomes report on new housing in England: Design overwhelmingly ‘mediocre’ or ‘poor’… but conservation specialists CAN help!

The IHBC has welcomed a new audit on new housing design in England, noting conclusions about overwhelmingly ‘mediocre’ or ‘poor’ standards, and how less-affluent communities remain the worst affected, but highlighting the potential for conservation professionals to help improve.

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REMINDER – IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE CPD at London’s LPOC Property Show, Olympia, 8-9 Feb

The IHBC is continuing its CPD partnering with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) into 2020 with free places for members and an IHBC stand on offer at the London Listed Property Show, on 8-9 February in London’s Olympia.

IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE CPD at London’s LPOC Property Show, Olympia,  8-9 Feb (TBC)

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £488K+ costed opportunities this week: Scottish authority seeks services for building redesign and restoration, valued £467K, closing 31/01/2020

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week features the call from a Scottish body for service providers to deliver a building redesign and restoration project, closing 31 January and valued at £467K.

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LGA: Council chiefs call for permitted development right to be ‘scrapped’

house roofLocal authority leaders through The Local Government Association (LGA) have warned that communities are potentially losing out on thousands of affordable homes due to office conversions which bypass local planning offices.

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Scottish Government: Improving home energy efficiency consultation, closes 26 March

logoA Scottish Government consultation document makes proposals for a new, legally binding standard for home energy efficiency from 2024 onwards, with the consultation open until 26 March.

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DCMS Evaluation of the Taylor Review Pilot – Emerging Monitoring and Evaluation Evidence

Interim findings from the Taylor Review Pilot evaluation to help build a sustainable future for the UK’s historic places of worship are now out from the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).

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Number of threatened ancient woodlands tops the thousand mark

treesThe number of ancient woods under threat in the UK from built development has topped the thousand mark for the first time since records began, the Woodland Trust has reported.

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Department store Beales collapses into administration

One of Britain’s oldest department stores, Beales, has collapsed into administration, putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk. Beales has appointed KPMG as administrators after failing to find a buyer or new investment for the business.

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Only one in 10 support ‘new towns’, study finds

Aerial view under UK gov open licence agreement 140417Just 10% of the UK population believes that the construction of new towns is the best way to tackle the UK housing crisis, according to a new report.

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MoD manager to lead Palace of Westminster refurbishment

Elizabeth Tower - parliament UK imageDavid Goldstone has been named chief executive of the?delivery authority that will act as client for the work to?restore?and renew?the Palace of Westminster.

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Earthshot Prize: William and Kate launch prize to ‘repair the Earth’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced a global prize to tackle climate issues, pledging ‘a decade of action to repair the Earths.

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IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School FIRST keynote: Carole Souter CBE, past HLF Chief Executive, lays the foundations for ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, 19 June 2020

Carole Souter CBE will offer the first keynote presentation at the IHBC’s June 2020 Brighton School, themed on ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, and lay the foundations for the Day School’s exploration of one of the most challenging topics today, the future of our towns and urban centres, at the Brighton Metropole Hotel, on 19 June 2020.

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