Monthly Archives: December 2017

IHBC’s 2018 Annual School – ‘Shared Heritage’, Belfast, June 21-23 – now formal EYCH2018 event: Use free NewsBlogs for updates

The IHBC’s 2018 Annual School, ‘Our Shared Heritage’ has joined to the formal listing of UK events for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), while non-IHBC members can get regular updates on School news via our NewsBlogs trial … Continue reading

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REMINDER: IHBC’s 5-minute member survey closes 8 Jan!

REMINDER: IHBC’s 5-minute member survey closes 8 Jan!

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Nominations sought for IHBC Marsh Awards 2018 Update: President calls for entries – closing 28 February

IHBC Marsh Awards 2018 Update: President calls for entries – closing 28 February

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IHBC welcomes new ICOMOS ‘Principles for Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage’, 2017

The IHBC has welcomed the adoption of the new ‘Principles for the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage’ by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Wood (IIWC), in a session of the of the 19th General Assembly of the International Council … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£225K+ costed work this week: Nottinghamshire WWI memorial design contest, valued £200,000, closing 26/01 

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 £225,000 for the last week, while the IHBC Director’s current … Continue reading

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HE: Heritage bodies sought for positive action training scheme – closing 19 January

Historic England (HE) is inviting heritage sector organisations to participate in a scheme to increase the diversity of the heritage workforce. The scheme is aimed at undergraduates or very recent graduates who identify as having Black, Asian or other Minority … Continue reading

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Law Commission consultation on planning law in Wales: Ends 1 March

On 30 November 2017, the Law Commission launched a twelve-week public consultation on its proposals to modernise and codify planning law in Wales, with a deadline for responses of 1 March 2018.

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FMB launches ‘Homes on our high streets’: revives ‘living over the shops’ (LOTS) strategy 

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

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Old Street ‘Iconic Gateway’: Call for design ideas – closes 29 January

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.

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Dover AONB homes stopped by Supreme Court

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).

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Wales Historic Environment Inquiry update

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture, Welsh Language and Communications is conducting an inquiry on the historic environment.

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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.

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IHBC’s membership ELetter out: No 30 – December 2017

The IHBC’s Membership ELetter has been issued, updating members on of progress for – and following – IHBC Trustee meetings in October and December.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Cumbria Crack and the ‘End of wind turbine ‘blight’ after Lake District campaign’ 

A dozen 140ft wind turbines on the edge of the Lake District are due to be dismantled next summer after a decision which could result in many more being removed to restore views. image Cumbria Crack website

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IHBC CPD boost from Scotland: ‘Architectural conservation solves 21C environmental, social and economic challenges’

Dr Cristina González-Longo – Director at the IHBC recognised conservation course at Strathclyde – explains how Scotland’s identity is closely linked to its historic buildings, ranking in the Nation Brands Index at 12 out of 50 nations for its reputation … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: New App, Litlong, Lets You Take a Literary Tour of Edinburgh: Features 50,000 Book Excerpts

The University of Edinburgh and Napier University have teamed up to create Litlong, a website and mobile app that lets you explore Edinburgh and its rich literary tradition.

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Civic Voice Design Awards 2018 open for applications

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

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Design Council study details value of design

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

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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

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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

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Government admits HS2 demolition comparisons between Meadowhall and M18 routes were incorrect

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.

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Architectural Heritage Fund Annual Review 2016/17 out: with Impact Survey 

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has published its ‘Annual Review’ for 2016/17.

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Hadrian’s Wall and Great Wall of China collaboration – from the BBC on England’s Heritage Statement

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.

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IHBC joins in LPOC’s Listed Property Show: Free entry, CPD – including Kindred on ‘LB enforcement’ – networking drinks, and more, London Olympia, 24-25 Feb (Book first and fast; places limited)

The IHBC is delighted to be joining in the Listed Property Show for 2018, and offering member benefits that include: An IHBC stand Free entry for IHBC members (worth £15 – booked in advance only) Free CPD, including a dedicated … Continue reading

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REMINDER: IHBC’s 5-minute member survey closes 8 Jan!

Members can still offer thoughts on the work of their institute by completing our 5-minute survey over the break: closing 8 Jan, and with a chance to win a personal IHBC-Branded copy of BS 7913! 

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