Monthly Archives: March 2018

IHBC’s newest HESPR members: Four more companies recognised under our conservation services quality assurance scheme 

Crenellated Arts, Hook Mason, Listed Building Surveys and Murphy Associates are now recognised under the IHBC’s quality assured conservation service HESPR listing – at hespr.ihbc.org.uk – adding to the more than 30 other conservation and heritage businesses currently listed on … Continue reading

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IHBC Trustees and the 2018 AGM: Nominations close 20 April 

At each Annual General Meeting (AGM) the IHBC elects, re-elects or appoints trustees and officers who are nominated and voted in by Full Members, with nominations to the next AGM closing on 20 April 2018, while the only officer reaching … Continue reading

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IHBC joins UDG, Civic Voice, Place Alliance and more calling for more design focus in the final NPPF: 11 April, London

The Urban Design Group (UDG) will co-host an evening of discussions on the progress on England’s Draft ‘NPPF’(National Planning Policy Framework) on 11 April, with the IHBC joining speakers from Civic Voice, Academy of Urbanism, Urban Design Group and more, … Continue reading

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More IHBC members with benefits: CIOB Academy offers IHBC reduced rates on conservation training – 15% off

The CIOB Academy has offered IHBC members reduced rates on the conservation related courses listed below, with our members receiving a discount of 15% off the headline costs.

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New Scotland Branch CPD on Conservation Areas: Penicuik (19 April), Ayr (11 May) and Aberdeen (Autumn)

IHBC’s Scotland Branch is offering CPD events tied to the recent 50th Anniversary celebrations of Conservation Areas in Scotland, with training days scheduled in Penicuik and Carlops (19 April) and Ayr and Maybole (11 May), and with a third planned … Continue reading

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Remember: You can be a ‘Friend’ to IHBC’s 2018 School and join THA, AHF, HLF, COTAC, CCT and more, absolutely free! (Limited Offer)

Be a ‘Friend’ to the IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School and join THA, AHF, HLF, COTAC and more in learning support, absolutely free! (Limited Offer)

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from up to c.£20K+ of costed work this week: South Ayrshire seeks Maybole High Street valuation survey, closing 03/04, no value stated

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 some £20K+ this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘heritage from the (UK) doorstep’: Bath’s South Stoke saves pub with ‘biggest community buy-back’, inspiring others too!

A £1m campaign to resurrect the Packhorse Public House in South Stoke has brought the village together, with ‘the biggest community pub buy-back project in British history’ as supporters hope it will inspire others, the Guardian reports. image Guardian website

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COTAC seeks 2 voluntary Trustees by 31 May – including COTAC Honorary Treasurer – to join new Secretary Michael Netter

COTAC, the Council on Training in Architectural Conservation, seeks 2 new voluntary trustees – one of which may also hold the position of Honorary Treasurer – to work alongside COTAC’s newly appointed Honorary Secretary, Michal Netter, with a closing date … Continue reading

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£2M for England’s National Park communities to restore historic buildings 

A new grant scheme is being piloted in five of England’s National Parks (NPs) offering funding for land managers to restore their historic farm buildings. image Black Harry Barn –  licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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Annual Brick Awards 2018 to celebrate best examples of clay brick open for entries till 15 June

The annual Brick Awards celebrates the best examples of clay brick in our built environment, and each year attracts over 300 entries, and is now open, and closes 15 June.

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New App ‘England’s Historic Cities’ 

Users can explore England’s most prestigious heritage sites using a new app, the England’s Historic Cities app.

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New 2018 School CPD boost: Check the benefits of Belfast 2018 with our pilot CPD School Skills matrix, and let your employer know the benefits too!

The IHBC is continually promoting new support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at our Annual Schools – they are ‘Schools’ after all – and for 2018 members can now assess projected skills and themes using a pilot CPD matrix suite, … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: Extend your profile and skills with the new Designing Buildings Wiki guide

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – the construction industry knowledge base and host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki –  has produced an accessible guide to the resource, helping users engage with it for CPD purposes and promoting their public profile. 

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: School, pub and ice house among winners of Wandsworth Design Awards

New student accommodation, a school, a theatre, a pub and the restoration of a listed ice house have all won awards in the 2017 Wandsworth Design Awards as ‘examples of top-quality contemporary designs as well as sensitive renovations of precious … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Victorian swimming pool in East Hull goes up for sale 

Hull City Council is set to sell a Victorian landmark swimming pool on Holderness Road in East Hull, the Hull Daily Mail tells its readers.

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VisitScotland research: Outlander and other film and TV hits bring record numbers of US tourists to Scotland

Record numbers of people from the US have come to Scotland this year seeking history, culture and ‘life enrichment’, and this has been sparked by the country’s appearance in recent films and TV programmes, especially historical sci-fi drama Outlander, according … Continue reading

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Waltham Forest & Brent crowned first-ever London Boroughs of Culture: 2019 & 2020

Sadiq Khan has named Waltham Forest as London Borough of Culture 2019, and Brent as London Borough of Culture 2020.

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Award-winning Hastings pier for sale after charity folds 

Hastings Pier, transformed into an architectural prize-winner after being ravaged by fire, is being sold as the body that ran it – Hastings Pier Charity – has folded.

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£200m boost for regeneration as English Cities Fund doubles in size

The English Cities Fund – a partnership between three of the UK’s leading regeneration and investment organisations – has announced that it will double its investment in cities and towns in England to £200m.

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Heavenly Church Cafes, from London to Brecon and Glasgow: by the NCT! 

What better excuse for a slice of cake than being able to enjoy some of Britain’s most beautiful and historic buildings at the same time, so the National Churches Trust has featured a selection of some favourite church cafes! image … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2018 School, 21-23 June 2018: Featured on DBW’s 7500+ user alerts – So book now before early bird rates close on 20 April

The IHBC’s 2018 Annual School has been featured in the eletter of Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – and sent to DBW’s 7500+ registered users, extending further the IHBC’s reach into education and … Continue reading

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Jobs for all at ‘IHBC Jobs etc’: A work update on recent opportunities, from surveyor and inspector to conservation officer and covenants!

Whether you are an applicant looking for career progression, or an employer seeking the best applicants for your service – public, charity or commercial – our IHBC Jobs etc. service is the first place to visit, and we’re now offering … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from up to c.£285K+ of costed work this week: NHMF’s ‘Great Place’ scheme evaluation, closing 16/04, valued £40K 

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 some £285K+ this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s international CPD taster from Context 152: Gustavo Giovannoni on planning in historic towns 

The architect, planner and architectural historian Gustavo Giovannoni (1873–1947) played an important role in integrating modern planning requirements into historic town centres in Italy and beyond, and his work is introduced in a Context article based on the commended IHBC … Continue reading

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