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- IHBC’s new website for 2018: sharp design – improved access – enhanced security – familiar content! 16/01/2018
- IHBC welcomes DBW’s mobile-friendly web designs: Making Conservation Wiki even more accessible 16/01/2018
- IHBC CPD in Context and on floorscapes: Rob Cowan examines the less familiar materials underfoot 16/01/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (Christian) doorstep’: New funding to rescue deteriorating historic churches 16/01/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Forces join to help revamp of Shewsbury Flaxmill 16/01/2018
- RTPI announces new Chief Executive 16/01/2018
- DBW’s top 5 interviews from 2017: Heritage and traditional build, if only in the background! 16/01/2018
- Prime Minister launches 25 Year Environment Plan: Leaving places better 16/01/2018
- DHCLG Consultation outcome publication on ‘Basement developments and the Planning System’ 16/01/2018
- Government promotes housing with DCLG rebrand to DHCLG 16/01/2018
- Scottish council considers knocking down all high-rise flats 16/01/2018
- IHBC’s 2017 NewsBlog review & your New Year resolution: Help us upskill your colleagues with our 6 months free NewsBlog offer! 12/01/2018
- More benefits for IHBC members – LPOC Property Show’s free IHBC CPD from Bob Kindred and more: drinks; networking; stands etc, 24-5 Feb, London (Book ASAP) 12/01/2018
- IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£380,000+ costed work this week: Buxton… ‘Cultural Heritage Assets Review’, valued £60,000, closing 26/01 12/01/2018
- IHBC CPD in Context: ‘Traditional paving = Place experience’ 12/01/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Restoration plans for Morpeth pele tower submitted 12/01/2018
- Huge blaze closes Nottingham’s recently restored GII listed railway station 12/01/2018
- Bristol University GII Fry fire accidental 12/01/2018
- Wales: Owners etc. consultation on historic parks and gardens boundaries 12/01/2018
- Highways England’s Strategic Road Network Initial Report consultation: Closing 8 Feb 12/01/2018
- Hackitt report into ‘Building Regulations and Fire Safety’ post-Grenfell: Interim update – Calls for ‘universal shift in culture’ 12/01/2018
- Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle January 2018 12/01/2018
- Wellcome’s ‘architectural commission’ open call on health and places: Deadline 2 Feb 12/01/2018
- IHBC President reminds on nominations for 2018 Marsh Awards – Closing 28 February 09/01/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Church slams Belfast’s £400m regen scheme due to ‘lack of attention to… preserving or enhancing character’ 09/01/2018
Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog
The Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) has launched its ‘Homes on our high streets’ report, which makes recommendations to Local Authorities and others to help bring back residential units above shops back into use, arguing that ‘Many of these buildings … Continue reading
Together with the Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and Hackney Council, Islington Council are issuing an ‘Open Call for Design Ideas’ to create an iconic gateway at Old Street, with the entries closing on 29 January.
The Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the Court of Appeal against plans to build 521 homes in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture, Welsh Language and Communications is conducting an inquiry on the historic environment.
Inside the ex-council house in Essex: ‘Talliston House and gardens’, a 25 year project where time stands still
An ex-council house in Essex ‘Talliston House and gardens’ tells the story of different periods in history, incorporating nearly 2,000 objects, in a project that took 25 years to complete.
The Civic Voice Design Awards 2018 is open for applications, with Civic Voice highlighting categories that include showing how ‘new development can enhance a conservation area’, and the ceremony to be held in The Leadenhall Building, the second tallest building … Continue reading
Design Council has published Designing a Future Economy, a study that presents a powerful picture about the value of design, with headlines including issues such as that skills shortages and gaps amongst those already working in design-skilled occupations costs the … Continue reading
Government funding for innovation in energy efficiency and heating technologies for the built environment
Across Government, Innovate UK, Research Councils, and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) expect to invest around £184 million in research and innovation in the built environment, and as part of this commitment, within the BEIS Energy … Continue reading
Parliamentary CLGC: Making current needs and funding assessments for councils simpler, more transparent
England’s Parliamentary Communities and Local Government Committee (CLGC) has published analysis – titled ‘Reforming local authority needs assessment’ – suggesting ways in which the current needs and funding assessments for councils could be made simpler and more transparent. Parliamentary copyright … Continue reading
A comparison of housing demolition figures used to help justify changing the HS2 route through South Yorkshire was wrong by at least 40 per cent, the Government has admitted.
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has published its ‘Annual Review’ for 2016/17.
A ‘unique’ collaboration between Hadrian’s Wall, which spans the north of England, and the Great Wall of China has been featured by the BBC following announcements made by England’s Heritage Minister John Glen, as part of his new Heritage Statement.
Taylor Review on ‘Sustainability of English Churches and Cathedrals’ out: Calls for more access to churches
An independent review, chaired by Bernard Taylor, into the sustainability of Church of England Church and Cathedral buildings, has been published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, which calls for churches to be opened up for new … Continue reading
Cadw notes that the greater part of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (the 2016 Act) has been in force since May 2017 and three fact sheets have been prepared to describe important changes in the protection and management of … Continue reading
How to design an infrastructure strategy for the UK? Let people shape the outcomes, says IoG on infrastructure decision-making in the UK
Government should create a new commission to involve local people in major infrastructure projects, according to the Institute for Government (IfG) in a report that identifies three challenges to be overcome to build an effective national strategy for infrastructure and … Continue reading
The BBC has produced an extensive report on how new homes bought through the Help to Buy scheme are becoming uninhabitable soon after purchase.
Scottish stone producers of the newly formed Scottish Stone Group were feeling confident after meeting with the country’s Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, in the Scottish Parliament on 22 November. image Stone Specialist website
The 4th International SEAHA (Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology) Conference will be hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Heritage, University College London (UCL), 4-6 June 2018 and showcase ‘collaboration with industry’. image SEAHA website
Coventry will hand the management of its heritage over to a charity the Historic Coventry Trust (HCT) in the first arrangement of its kind in a British city. image HCT website
Allies and Morrison architects has been selected to rebuild the National Trust’s (NT) Clandon Park, the 18th Century mansion destroyed by fire in 2015.
Coventry will host the prestigious title of UK City of Culture 2021, Arts Minister John Glen has announced.
A historical turbine house which was one of the first in the UK to power a home will be restored to once again provide electricity to Margam County Park estate, located between Swansea and Cardiff, reports the BBC. image Neath … Continue reading
Hilary McGrady will officially take over on 12 March, next year as Director General of the National trust (NT), succeeding Helen Ghosh who announced earlier this year that she was stepping down to take up a new position. image NT … Continue reading
A plan to rescue Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece – The Hill House in Helensburgh – by enclosing it in a huge see-through structure has been unveiled by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS).
DBW features Steven Robb on Geddes and ‘conservative surgery’ in Edinburgh: IHBC’s ‘Conservation and Urbanism’ Context
Recently featured on the Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) email alert – sent to nearly 8000 registered users – is Steven Robb’s article on ‘Conservative surgery in Edinburgh’, from IHBC’s Context special issue on ‘Conservation and urbanism’.