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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
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
REMINDER: IHBC’s 5-minute member survey closes 8 Jan!
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
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
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
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
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.
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 IHBC’s Membership ELetter has been issued, updating members on of progress for – and following – IHBC Trustee meetings in October and December.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!