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- IHBC update on MATE’s – Membership Application Training Events: Let Kate know if your Branch, network or business needs a MATE! 21/11/2017
- IHBC welcomes HE’s ‘Conservation Principles’ update consultation: Closing 2 February 2018 21/11/2017
- IHBC welcomes update of Scotland’s environment website 21/11/2017
- Icon launches next five-year strategy: 2017-21 21/11/2017
- £1Million restoration boost from Europe for Rothesay Pavilion 21/11/2017
- London’s landmark Admiralty Arch to become luxury Waldorf Astoria hotel 21/11/2017
- Radical plans unveiled to pedestrianise Oxford Street 21/11/2017
- ICOMOS shares Guidance Document on Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties 21/11/2017
- Public sector risks in an era of austerity, from Zurich Municipal: ‘The danger is if councils lose their moral purpose.’ 21/11/2017
- Titanic Quarter developer in talks to join consortium behind £450m Ayrshire leisure and tourism complex at Loudoun Castle 21/11/2017
- New arrangements for National Amenity Society statutory consultations in England: IHBC’s ToolBox Guidance Note now out 17/11/2017
- IHBC Scotland Branch AGM follows SCT’s IHBC-supported Conference on ‘Conservation Areas’: 27 November, Glasgow 17/11/2017
- IHBC members: Can you help? ‘Bats in Churches’ survey closes 30 Nov 17/11/2017
- IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£3.8M+ costed work: HE seeks research on ‘the Roman London Riverside Wall’, up to £9000, closing 30/11 17/11/2017
- IHBC Rural Panel offers CPD boost on ‘Vulnerability Brown’: The Gardens Trust on Capability Brown landscapes at risk 17/11/2017
- IHBC welcomes VAG bursaries for winter conference, closing 4 December: Theme ‘Vernacular survival’, 6-7 Jan, Leicester 17/11/2017
- Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Special Notice: Hon Secretary Neil Baxter stands down 17/11/2017
- A piece of Leeds heritage – Temple Mill in Holbeck – for (from) £1? 17/11/2017
- Irresponsible development razes GII Tudno Castle Hotel, Llandudno 17/11/2017
- Derry/Londonderry historic core voted RTPI NI’s ‘Best Place’ 17/11/2017
- Pressure mounts on Plymouth council to sort crumbling Palace Theatre 17/11/2017
- Nuclear shelter vent turned into R2D2 from Star Wars 17/11/2017
- IHBC welcomes DD Architects to our HESPR register: ‘Companies large and small gain from special HESPR’s service support and benefits’ 15/11/2017
- IHBC CPD boost on ‘IPR’ from Design council: What is Intellectual Property? – An expert’s introduction 15/11/2017
- Liverpool takes back £7m parks deal from private firm 15/11/2017
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Considerate Constructors Scheme(CCScheme) has launched a pioneering construction map information to offer a single point of reference for construction activity across the UK and Ireland.
In response to a freedom of Information request, the Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) has released a list of the 58 sectors for which it has written impact assessments relating to Brexit, and while there are impact assessments looking … Continue reading
Following the positive reception of this year’s debate The Heritage Alliance (THA) is looking to produce a paper on how Heritage supports health. We’d welcome case studies from THA members and comments from debate attendees.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council set to invest another £650,000 into the restoration project to turn Wedgwood Institute into new enterprise.
Researchers digitized thousands of pieces from 19th-century archaeologist Rodolfo Lanciani’s collection to help scholars across the world study Rome’s transformation. website image – Stanford News
Telegraph on England’s ‘at-risk churches’: Number grows as Historic England warns dwindling congregations are struggling
The Telegraph has alerted readers that churches are in danger of falling into disrepair as diminishing congregations mean they are increasingly being added to the ‘at-risk’ register. website image – St Anne’s Limehouse, recently added to the ‘at-risk’ register
The BBC has featured a decision by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) – formerly the ‘Museum of Manufactures’ – to preserve the design values of representative flats in London’s famous Brutalist mass housing complex, Robin Hood Gardens, scheduled for … Continue reading
IHBC 2018 School, Belfast, 21-23 June – First marker: ‘Heritage Collective’ (HESPR member) welcomed as Principal School Sponsor
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is delighted to announce Heritage Collective as the Principal Sponsor for the IHBC’s 2018 Annual School, in Belfast, 21-23rd June 2018, which will take as its title ‘Our Shared Heritage’, reflecting the theme … Continue reading
Free support & networking for conservation-curious student reps, Brum, 23 Nov – Ask Carla ASAP! IHBC’s Course Connection Day 2017: Free support & networking for conservation-curious student reps, Brum, 23 Nov – Ask Carla ASAP!
IHBC, heritage and client bodies partner to warn government of flawed policy in retrofitting older homes
The IHBC is one of several leading heritage organisations and client bodies – including the Church of England and the National Trust – that have written to the Government to highlight the way ‘flawed’ energy efficiency policy is leading to … Continue reading
IHBC CPD boost… with 2017 School memories: Canal and River Trust Heritage Report – from Anderton Boat lift to CRMI
IHBC is delighted to highlight the CPD value of the new Canal and River Trust Heritage Report for 2016-17, led by IHBC member Nigel Crowe – a 2017 School contributor – which covers a wide range of core skills and … Continue reading
IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£280,000+ costed work: NHMF seeks consultants for ‘heritage and place inclusive engagement’ in Wales, £135,000, closing 22/11
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 more than £280,000 this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick … Continue reading
IHBC CPD boost: Deal Society deliver workshop explaining their process for community led conservation area appraisals
As part of the recent Civic Voice convention, over 20 workshops were held to give communities the chance to consider how they could play a greater role in local heritage management including carrying out conservation area appraisals, with a particular … Continue reading
The Communities and Local Government Parliamentary Committee has heard from Local Government (LG) Minister Marcus Jones in the final session of the inquiry on local government overview and scrutiny. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
Council rubber stamps Conservation Area for Grimsby Port’s Kasbah site: ‘England’s newest Conservation Area’ in 50th anniversary year
The renaissance of the historic Kasbah area of Grimsby Docks can now begin after it was officially granted Conservation Area status by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet. image – Grimsby Telegraph
Belfast City Council is planning a £17m revamp of Victorian Templemore pool, one of the oldest swimming pools in Belfast, into a 21st Century leisure centre and spa, but is relying on securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) … Continue reading
A thief who stripped over £100,000 of lead from the roofs of rural churches, leaving one facing closure after 800 years, has been jailed for five years.
Local residents are celebrating after the Dyke Pub in Dyke Road, Brighton, which they are campaigning to reopen, was listed as a Grade II historic building. image from The Argus website
The future of a number of windmills and wildlife habitats on the Broads looks more secure after almost £4m of grants was announced.
IHBC with Ramboll support COTAC 2018 conference – ‘BIM for Heritage: Stepping into the Future with the Past’ – 8 December, London
The IHBC is delighted to welcome and support COTAC’s 2017 conference, ‘BIM for Heritage: Stepping into the Future with the Past’, on 8 December in London, co-sponsored with Ramboll, and offering delegates a unique overview of the challenges and benefits in … Continue reading
Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is calling for examples of where multiple owners within a tenement have been unable to agree on maintenance and this has resulted in the need for extensive repair or local authority intervention.
The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) is a UK-wide collaboration of organisations – including the IHBC – that acts as a forum for sustaining and improving traditional buildings, and its recent update headlines key issues for many IHBC members interested … Continue reading
Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) has featured an article from the IHBC membership journal Context: ‘Planning for sustainable historic places’ by IHBC past Chair Dave Chetwyn, with the post joining DBW’s 5000+ articles on offer to its 6,500 registered and 3 … Continue reading
DCMS has responded to a petition – signed by nearly 7,000 and coming after a developer destroyed a Jacobean ceiling in Bristol to prevent a building being listed – calling for interim protection for buildings being considered for listing by … Continue reading
Trump does it for America, maybe you can for heritage… THA’s #HeritageChat on 16 Nov – heritage chat in under 125 characters!
THAs first #HeritageChat, linked to the Heritage 2020 initiative, will run on 16 November 2017, 13.00-14.00 (UK time).