Daily Archives: 10/10/2017

IHBC Director co-chairs free joint technical ‘Heritage Buildings Seminar’: RGS London, 9 November

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly will co-chair sessions at the free joint Exova BM TRADA and RSK seminar on ‘Heritage Buildings’ at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) on 9 November, with topics ranging across structural and materials analysis, condition survey, and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s John Edwards outlines ‘risk management in conservation projects’ on Conservation Wiki and DBW

IHBC trustee, director of Edwards Hart Chartered Surveyors and Historic Building Consultants, and lead author of ‘BS 7913, Guide to the conservation of historic buildings’ (2013) reviews issues around risk management in conservation projects in a recent article featured on IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, … Continue reading

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IHBC Manchester School’s Liverpool tour memories stoked by safety fears: Beatles grain silo mural demolition rubble threatens safety 

Memories from the IHBC’s 2018 Manchester School’s Saturday tour of Liverpool may be stoked for some delegates as the concrete grain silo in Stanley Doc with The Beatles ‘Fixing a Hole’ artwork – viewed on the tour – is attracting tourists … Continue reading

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Hull – City of Culture – also named ‘most enterprising place in Britain’

Birmingham has had to give up its crown as Hull replaces the west Midlands city as the most enterprising place in Britain. image Local Gov UK website

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RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2018 now open for entries: Till 8 December

The 2018 Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence are now open for entries, with categories including Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture, and closes on 8 December.

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Fine homeowners who sell draughty homes, suggests report

Homeowners who sell draughty homes could be fined, according to a report from Frontier Economics Consultancy.

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DCLG: Compulsory purchase process and the Crichel Down Rules revised

England’s Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has revised guidance on compulsory purchase and the Crichel Down Rules for the disposal of surplus land acquired by, or under the threat of, compulsion.

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Uncertain future for derelict former Stan Laurel school building in Bishop Auckland 

A burnt-out school once attended by Stan Laurel is to go up for sale after a £2m plan to bring it back to life failed to secure the necessary funding. image Northern Echo website

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Conservation Areas featured in the Telegraph: Opinions on 50 years of conservation area designation – Stamford, Lincs

The Telegraph has featured observations on Stamford’s historic centre, as the first conservation area, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its designation this year.

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