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IHBC 2019 Nottingham Annual School: Homepage, venue and promotional pages launched – promotional opportunities open now; delegate booking opens February

Opening webpages for the IHBC’s 2019 School in Nottingham – on 4th-6th July 2019 on the theme of ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’- have been launched, offering an extended Homepage with links to venues and promotional opportunities, to … Continue reading

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IHBC, HE & ALGAO’s LA conservation stats out now – 2018

Local Authority conservation capacity in England: A small annual increase in conservation capacity follows years of conservation cuts.  But still aggregates at 35% cuts over the last 12 years.

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IHBC South Branch reminder… on ‘Yearning for Timelessness’ – ‘…new architecture in historic settings…’, in talks and visits: 26 Oct, Oxford

IHBC South Branch on ‘Yearning for Timelessness…’: New architecture in historic settings, in talks and visits in Oxford, 26 Oct

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IHBC welcomes Gus Astley Student Award judge for 2018 (and 2019 Annual School presentations): Ingval Maxwell OBE, COTAC Chair

The IHBC is delighted to welcome as judge for the 2018 IHBC Gus Astley Student Awards – and guest at the 2019 Nottingham Annual School where the Awards will be presented – Ingval Maxwell OBE, Chair of COTAC (Council on … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: Build your skills, and profile, by contributing to Conservation Wiki (and DBW) – With a handy guide on writing articles

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki and supported also by other leading industry organisations including ICE, CIOB, BRE, CIAT and BSRIA’ – also offers a handy guide on contributing articles, which can help your … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £2m+ costed work this week: Sunderland City Council for the Project Evaluation of Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Scheme – closing 23/11, valued at £40,000.

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

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IHBC’s ‘heritage from the doorstep’: MP demands – Don’t sell off GII* listed Woolwich Barracks

The South London Press & Mercury has highlighted how MP Matthew Pennycook, who represents Greenwich and Woolwich, has attracted thousands of signatures to a petition to Government against the closure of Grade II* (GII*) listed Woolwich Barracks.

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Hackitt reports: ’… truly shocked’ by construction industry standards, calls for ‘stronger powers of enforcement, to provide more deterrent to cost-cutting’

Dame Judith Hackitt has told a conference she was ‘truly shocked’ by standards in the construction industry when researching her report – the ‘Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’ – and called for ‘stronger powers of enforcement, to … Continue reading

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CITB: Scotland’s iconic buildings set to benefit from sought-after stonemasonry skills

A new Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) partnership has been launched in Edinburgh to help meet the demand for stonemasonry skills to protect and preserve Scotland’s iconic buildings.

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Plymouth’s historic Drake’s Island fortress on sale for £6m

An historic island fortress has been put up for sale with a guide price of £6m.

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Report ‘Meanwhile, in London: Making use of London’s empty spaces’ now out

A report by Nicolas Bosetti and Tom Colthorpe ‘Meanwhile, in London: Making use of London’s empty spaces’ has been launched, which looks at planning in the public realm, accommodating growth, community and public services.

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Historic England Angel Awards finalists out: Public vote now open

The Historic England Angel Awards, founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and are co-funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, celebrate the efforts of people taking action to champion their local heritage, while for the 2018 Awards there are 15 finalists … Continue reading

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Cambridge University completes restoration of college gatehouse

One of Cambridge University’s imposing college gates at Christ’s College Cambridge has been restored with a ‘paint job’ that has taken four years to complete.

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IHBC’s South Branch CPD nudge for Oxford, 26 Oct: Secretary of State at RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony echoes Gehry’s ‘Yearning for timelessness’

Secretary of State Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, making an address at the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize award ceremony, explored his perception of the role of the architect in creating a legacy, providing inspiration for future generations, … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes Yale’s Hampshire South Pevsner – and looks forward to CPD partnership for 2019 Nottingham School: 4-6 July 2019

The IHBC has welcomed the launch of Yale University Press’s (Yale UP) Hampshire South Pevsner – at the county’s Beaulieu on 9 October – and looks forward to extending its CPD partnership with the Yale as the Pevsner publisher for … Continue reading

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IHBC North Branch celebrates success in Engineering CPD event – IHBC’s ‘Professional’ and ‘Intervention’ Areas of Competence

The day-long exploration of ‘Structural repair of historic buildings’, by the IHBC North Branch and partners, and led by Ian Hume, former Head of Conservation Engineering at English Heritage, held in Carlisle on 4 October last, was a big success, … Continue reading

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See IHBC stand and chair at the Civic Voice conference, Birmingham, 19-20 Oct, while asking: ‘How can we balance conservation and regeneration?’

Alongside co-sponsoring, the IHBC will host a stand and provide a lead speaker – IHBC Chair James Caird – as the IHBC once again joins Civic Voice’s national conference – this time to help answer ‘How we can balance conservation and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘heritage from the doorstep’: Nando’s plans to replace historic East London library with restaurant blasted as an ‘abomination’

The Standard has highlighted civic concerns about how Grade II listed Canning former public library in London’s East End – that hosted political speakers such as Keir Hardie and Sylvia Pankhurst , and gave birth to one of Britain’s biggest … Continue reading

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Reminder: COTAC Trustees sought – Notes of interest by 15 November 2018

COTAC, the Council on Training in Architectural Conservation, seeks trustees to work alongside COTAC’s newly appointed Honorary Secretary, Michael Netter, and Honorary Treasurer John Copping, with a closing date of 15 November for receipt of notes of interest, CV and … Continue reading

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RTPI: Let councils raise fees to cover planning admin costs

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has reiterated to HM Treasury ahead of the Autumn Budget that local authorities in England should be allowed to raise planning fees to cover the entire costs of the planning application function, if they … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Young Placechangers Ideas Fund opens for applications

From 11 October 2018 young people and youth groups in Scotland can apply to the Young Placechangers Ideas Fund for Seedcorn grants (up to £500) and larger Ideas Fund grants (up to £3000).

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Big Lottery Fund: UK’s largest community funder to change name

The Big Lottery Fund, has announced that it will be changing its name in the new year, as the UK’s largest community funder, which distributes 40% of the good cause money raised by National Lottery players, will from 30th January … Continue reading

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Scotland’s communities feel ‘locked out’ out by landscape policy, according to major new research

Major new research into Scottish landscape conservation policies – entitled Community Empowerment and Landscape – has found that communities are being excluded from participating in development decisions that affect the areas they live in, with the ‘participation deficit’ in part … Continue reading

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Planning consultancy win appeal against conviction for wilfully obstructing a council officer in the course of their work.

Smart Planning was found guilty by North Essex Magistrates in November 2017 of wilful obstruction “by the act of another”, its employee Paul Clarke, of an officer acting in the exercise of a right of entry contrary to s.88B(3) of … Continue reading

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SPAB Scholarship and Fellowship applications for 2019 open: Apply prior to 1 December

Architects, surveyors, engineers, craftspeople looking for an immersive hands-on-learning experience may apply for Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) 2019 Scholarships or Fellowships prior to December 1.

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