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Still time to apply for the role of IHBC’s new ‘Professional Development (PD) Officer – closes 8 July!

REMINDER: This sound like you? Then maybe you could be IHBC’s new ‘Professional Development (PD) Officer –

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Going to (IHBC’s Nottingham) School?  Check it out at #IHBCNottingham2019

IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School booking will close soon, so book ASAP if you want to hear Keynote Dr Zaki Aslan, conservation architect and Director of the ICCROM’s Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, as well as many others, while if you … Continue reading

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IHBC update: Interested in the politics and presumptions around heritage change? See the chat from the floor on the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill

The Report and 3rd Reading of The Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill 2017-19 in the House of Commons took place on 19 June, and among other threads was Tim Loughton MP’s unsuccessful proposal (Amendment 5) to include heritage in … Continue reading

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IHBC’s #IHBCNottingham2019, climate and ‘managed retreat’ in Wales, via CNN: ‘UK village considers the unfathomable: tearing itself down before nature does’.

US news agency CNN has explored how a UK local council says that, because of rising sea levels, the village of Fairbourne will be flooded as the village is in the midst of ‘a very slow emergency’ for which plans … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £700M+ costed opportunities this week: Renfrewshire Council seeks team for works in two areas in Paisley’s town centre, closing 15/07, valued £420K

The 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 this week features a call from Renfrewshire Council which … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (business) doorstep’: Historic building that exported lace around the world restored to its former glory

BusinessLive celebrated the restoration of the Birkin Building in Nottingham’s Lace Market, restoring one of Nottingham’s most cherished Victorian buildings, one designed by Thomas Chamber Hine for the Birkin family in 1855.

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Conservation cases update from Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage: Loudon Castle to New Lanark and Aberdeen

Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage (SGLH) reports that 2019 has seen the culmination of several long-running conservation cases, including the outcomes of appeals for a large-scale tourism, leisure and housing development at Loudoun Castle; the quarry extensions at New Lanark, … Continue reading

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Holy Spirits! The UK has more churches than pubs…

There are around 40,300 church buildings in the UK open to the public and being used for worship, and  so ‘more churches than pubs’, says the National Churches Trust (NCT)! image: Peter Badcock

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Scottish Government on new Planning Bill amendments, from BEFS

Built Environment Forum  Scotland (BEFS) reports that the Scottish Government has published a version of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 that shows how it would look if current amendments to the Planning (Scotland) Bill were accepted.

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Ramboll report finds clients underestimate economic value of sustainability

A Ramboll study indicates that rental yield and property values are underrated, as developers and investors underestimate the value of producing sustainable buildings.

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‘Backing the Bedrock’ – THA’s 2019 Fiscal Manifesto

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has published its new fiscal manifesto ‘Backing the Bedrock‘ which sets out five heritage fiscal and funding priorities for 2019.

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IHBC’s Context on ‘Building Services’ now out: your next best CPD boost before the Nottingham School, and check out the new design styling too!

IHBC’s next membership journal Context is out, offering critical CPD updates in practice areas linked to its ‘Building Services’ theme, looking at issues of the often hidden details that help our buildings function properly, from sewage and water to lighting … Continue reading

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Look ahead to Brighton 2020 and ‘Old Town : New Futures’: Join the Heritage2020 – #HeritageChat 20 June – Heritage and the High Street

Anyone looking to attend the IHBC’s 2020 School in Brighton might be interested in some early CPD preparation by joining the Heritage Alliance’s ‘Heritage2020’ #HeritageChat on 20 June, which takes as its subject ‘Heritage and the High Street’, a timely … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Historic Belper tea rooms (almost) set to be demolished and replaced with new building

Belper’s historic tea rooms – derelict for nearly four decades – are finally set to be demolished and replaced with a new building, reports the Belper News.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘Rochdale Reimagined’, as architecture students put forward new designs for town centre heritage sites

Masters degree students at the Manchester School of Architecture have re-imagined historic heritage sites in Rochdale and put forward new designs for heritage sites in the town centre to help breathe new life into the area, and will showcase 50 … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD ‘Bauhaus centenary’ boost, no. 2: ‘Bauhaus Bookshelf’ makes works accessible that continue to inspire designers worldwide

IHBC members can secure more free online CPD-linked learning tied to the Bauhaus in its centenary year – and download copies of original Bauhaus books, journals, manifestos & ads – by following the CPD boost from Open Culture below.

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NI’s Department for Communities contributes to AHF’s Heritage Impact Fund

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is delighted to announce that Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities, through its Historic Environment Division, is to contribute £300,000 towards the recently launched Heritage Impact Fund (HIF).

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Protecting the Scottish countryside: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £250,000 for projects that support developer decisions in the Scottish countryside. image: Fiona Newton

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New Heritage Partnership Agreement signed at King’s Cross Station

Then Heritage Minister Michael Ellis attended the signing of a Heritage Partnership Agreement (HPA) at King’s Cross Station with Historic England, Network Rail and Camden Council, with the HPA helping ensure efficient future management of the nationally significant site by … Continue reading

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European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2019: Winners announced

The winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2019 were announced by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, as 25 laureates from 16 countries have been recognised for their impressive accomplishments in conservation, research, dedicated service, and … Continue reading

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Post Hackitt proposals from MHCLG: ‘Building a safer future’ – consultation on reform of the building safety regulatory system, closing 31 July

England’s Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) seeks views on proposals for a radically new building and fire safety system, with the consultation closing 31 July.

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Clore Leadership: Bursaries for Emerging Heritage Leaders – Applications open

CLORE Leadership is now inviting applications for their next Emerging Leaders and Leadership Intensive residential courses, a programme supported by Historic England and with bursaries now available.

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NCT: Enter your church building project for the 2019 UK Church Architecture Awards: Closing 1 July

The National Churches Trust (NCT) is seeking entries for works such as new church extensions, re-ordering schemes or major repairs or conservation projects for the 2019 UK Church Architecture Awards, closing 1 July. image: NCT website

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Plastic road built on new housing development

Springfield Properties has become the UK’s first house builder to use waste plastic to build a road on a housing development.

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IHBC congratulates Malcolm Airs on OBE appointment: Your institute’s past president, past chair, and much more

The IHBC has congratulated Malcolm Airs – Past President and past Chair of the IHBC and emeritus professor of conservation and the historic environment at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, as well as contributor  to the most recent edition of … Continue reading

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