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Heritage Collective, Principal Sponsor to IHBC’s 2018 School, will focus on delegate welcomes by staff

With eleven staff attending the 2018 Belfast School, Heritage Collective, Principal Sponsor of the School (and one of now 38 IHBC HESPR members!), reports that through its employees it looks forward to offering more personal welcomes to School delegates, marking … Continue reading

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‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ skills review: From Historic England’s ‘Taylor Review’ pilot posts to HESPR member Heritage Collective’s ‘Heritage Consultant’ opportunity 

To help profile career opportunities in the sector, the IHBC now offers regular reviews of job openings and staff appointments as featured in our IHBC Jobs etc. service, with many posts still open!

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A timely ‘IHBC CPD boost’ for Belfast 2018 from the BBC, featuring Belfast Buildings Trust’s ‘Carlisle Memorial’ case study 

The BBC has featured the recent rise in fortunes of Belfast’s Carlisle Memorial Methodist Church, of 1875 – designed by W.H. Lynn, a one-time partner of the more familiar Charles Lanyon – which is also a case study included the … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s pick from last week: Birmingham CC seeks conservation professional architectural services for GII* listed Highbury Hall, closing 22/06, value £400k 

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring the recent all from Birmingham … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Taunton Dean BC issues Urgent Works Notice to Tonedale House owners

The Somerset County Gazette has reported on how Taunton Dean Borough Council (BC) has served an Urgent Works Notice on the owners of a historic building, Tonedale House in Wellington, Somerset.

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RTPI challenges apprenticeship body’s assessment plan ruling 

The RTPI has challenged the Institute for Apprenticeships’ (IfA) ability in assessing professional standards, after the latter has rejected the assessment plan of a degree-level apprenticeship that the Chartered Town Planner Apprenticeship Trailblazer Employer Group has developed with the RTPI.

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England’s government departments new departmental plans: THA member update

An update from the link body for England’s heritage bodies – The Heritage Alliance (THA) – has summarised the heritage threads in recent departmental plans.

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Scotland’s Culture Secretary orders review as St Peter’s Seminary future again uncertain with closure of arts company NVA

St Peter’s Seminary, one of Scotland’s most acclaimed modernist buildings – with plans featured at the IHBC’s Edinburgh Annual School in 2014 – seemed to have found new hope with the ground breaking arts company NVA, but that future has … Continue reading

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Mayor of London unveils £1.1bn vision for East Bank 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out his £1.1bn vision for East Bank at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – aimed at establishing a new powerhouse of culture, education, innovation and growth, and welcomed a £151m contribution now secured … Continue reading

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Hostelling Scotland partner with Scottish Civic Trust and ScotRail on exciting new project for the Year of Young People 2018: Closing 5 July

Hostelling Scotland has partnered with Scottish Civic Trust’s Doors Open Days and ScotRail on an exciting new project for the ‘Year of Young People 2018’, as the Braw Buildings Project offers young people in Scotland the chance to stay in … Continue reading

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IHBC & partners on Design & the NPPF –update on government ‘getting serious on design’

The IHBC and partners including Civic Voice, Place Alliance and the Urban Design Group, have written to the Secretary of State at England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) asking government ‘to use the opportunity provided by the … Continue reading

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Going to School in Belfast 2018? Don’t forget your CPD preparations 

The IHBC is continually exploring new support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at our Annual Schools – they are ‘Schools’ after all – and for 2018 members can now also prepare better for studies, talks, visits and networking by using … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Restoration of Sunderland’s Fulwell Mill sails complete 

The restoration of Sunderland’s historic Fulwell Mill – built in 1808 and closed to the public since 2012 on health and safety grounds – has taken a major step forward with the ‘replacement of its four sails completed’, the Sunderland … Continue reading

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Historic Chapels Trust and CCT partnering for strategic review

The Historic Chapels Trust (HCT) and the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) will be working together in 2018/19 as the CCT takes over the day to day running of HCT, including its 20 historic chapels, for a period of one year … Continue reading

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THA responds to Treasury Committee VAT inquiry, suggesting mitigation measures 

Informed by members, including the IHBC, The Heritage Alliance (THA) has responded to the Treasury Committee’s VAT inquiry setting out concerns over the impact of VAT policy on the UK’s built heritage and suggesting how this could be mitigated.

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DCMS calls for more research on diversity and place-making now under fire 

Senior arts researchers have hit back at a report from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) that is taken as implying knowledge gaps in key policy areas, saying it highlights the Department’s limited awareness of existing research literature … Continue reading

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CPRE says countryside being lost to housing at alarming rate, despite increase in brownfield development 

New government data shows that despite promising signs of an increase in brownfield development, greenfield land is still being lost to housing development at an unnecessary rate. The amount of farmland, forests, gardens and greenfield land lost to housing development … Continue reading

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Scottish Council on Archives: Consultation for users of online archive catalogues, closing 22 June

The Scottish Council on Archives (SCA) is consulting with users of archive and public records services on plans for a new portal to ‘bring together catalogues from across the country in one place and be a user-friendly’, with the survey … Continue reading

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New powers for England’s councils to deliver homes for local families

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government(MHCLG) has announced that England’s Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need – including launching ‘New Town Development Corporations’. image: Contains public sector information licensed under the … Continue reading

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Take a Virtual Tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London

If you don’t have the luxury of visiting the new Globe Theatre in London, writes Open Culture, taking a tour, or seeing a performance lovingly-recreated with all of the costuming (and even pronunciation) from Jacobean England, you can get the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s fifth NewsBlog Branches Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

This 5th issue of our IHBC Branches Update reviews local CPD opportunities – and much more – currently on offer from our Branches across the UK! Members and non-members can browse IHBC Branch and partnering events ranging from the restoration … Continue reading

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Going to School in Belfast? Reminder: Don’t forget the CPD profile! 

The IHBC continues to develop new support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at our Annual Schools – they are ‘Schools’ after all – and for 2018 members can now assess projected skills and themes using a pilot CPD matrix suite, … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week: Lakeland Arts seeks QS services for Abbot Hall site, closing 11/06, value £80k 

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring Lakeland Arts calling for a … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘CPD boost’ on early learning, from DBW: Between the campus and the workplace – ‘Transition’ support and experiences for engineers

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, and one of the most popular construction industry websites –has featured ‘transition’ learning support strategies from the engineering sector that may be of interest to early career members, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: £750,000 boost for regeneration of Dundee’s historic buildings 

The Scottish Government has awarded Dundee £750,000 to help restore some of the city’s most historic buildings, reports the city’s Courier.

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