Monthly Archives: April 2018

IHBC’s Student Awards for 2017 now out: Gus Astley Student Award and commendations at Belfast School in 2018 

The winner of the IHBC Gus Astley Student Award for 2017 has been announced as Rodolfo Acevedo Rodríguez, then on the IHBC-recognised conservation course at University of Cambridge, for his work on the history, design and function of Thornton Abbey … Continue reading

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IHBC 2018 School: New speaker confirmed – RoI’s ‘Heritage Council’ adds its voice with Ian Doyle, Head of Conservation on ‘Transforming heritage care in Ireland…’ 

The IHBC is delighted to announce a new speaker to the 2018 School’s already distinguished list for the Day School on 22 June in Belfast, as Ian Doyle, Head of Conservation with Ireland’s Heritage Council – the country’s statutory agency … Continue reading

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IHBC 2018 School Friend UAH launches Heritage Angel Awards for NI in Derry~Londonderry: closing 1 June 

Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH) – a friend of the IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School – has launched the 2018 Heritage Angel Awards for Northern Ireland in Derry~Londonderry, celebrating the unsung heroes of local heritage, and with applications and nominations open until … Continue reading

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Reminder: IHBC’s online application for ‘Recognised CPD Providers’ – Apply online for our free service!

Anyone seeking recognition by the IHBC as a CPD provider can apply using our online registration form; all part of the IHBC’s promotion of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for members and practitioners from all disciplines and backgrounds. image IHBC Areas … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from up to c.£1.5M+ of costed work this week: Cadwyn Clwyd seeks project services for ‘interpretive masterplan’ for Ruthin Castle etc., closing 04/05, £18,000 contract 

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth some £1.5M+ this week, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: Design Council flags ‘Reclaiming Negative Space Survey’ and potential outcomes 

The Design Council is committed to making a difference in people’s lives through design, flagging up the work of two architects – Seán Kehoe and Vincent Walsh – who are looking at small parcels of land and assessing the site … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Carron Company post box in Glasgow given listed building status

The Glasgow Evening News has celebrated the news that a red pillar box – erected in 1936 on Nithsdale Drive in Glasgow’s South Side during the short reign of Edward VIII – has been given listed building status. image Glasgow … Continue reading

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Kevin McCloud: New Ambassador for the SPAB

A familiar name, face and voice to anyone interested in architecture and design, broadcaster Kevin McCloud is also a thoughtful and informed advocate for building conservation, and the Grand Designs presenter has just become the SPAB’s first official Ambassador. image … Continue reading

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Wales’ Minister for Environment announces over £3.4m for improvements to Designated Landscapes 

Wales’ Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, has announced more than £3.4m for improvements to Wales’ three National Parks and five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). image Hannah Blythyn – Welsh Government website

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Young person’s heritage manifesto launched on World Heritage Day

A manifesto has been launched by Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) outlining steps necessary to ensure Scotland’s young people feel a stronger connection to the country’s heritage, with headlines guidance that includes: Have honest conversations about heritage and values Allow us … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Chair and Vice Chair join Civic Societies APPG on Conservation Areas: London, 8 May -#myconservationareamatters

IHBC Chair James Caird will be at the top table, with Vice Chair Kathy Davies among the IHBC officers also attending the next All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies meeting, on 8 May, looking at how communities can … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Promote your business, service or operations at the IHBC’s 2018 School – great value, from leaflet distribution and exhibition space to sponsorship!

Looking for work? Book your promotional opportunities at the IHBC’s 2018 School: Belfast 21-23 June – #Europeforculture

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IHBC’s CPD boost in Context: History of architecture in a nutshell – ‘From blackhouse to Baillie Scott’ in Manx architecture

Patricia Tutt writes on the distinctive nature of Manx architecture across its history in her Isle of Man Context article, ‘From blackhouse to Baillie Scott’.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Local students get hands-on at iconic Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings 

Shrewsbury Colleges Group students have become the first to gain hands-on experience of traditional construction methods, as reported by Shropshire Live, part of a National Lottery-funded programme to plug England’s heritage skills gap, using 18th Century Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings as … Continue reading

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New Welsh HE consultations include listed places of worship and scheduled monuments, closing 13 July

The Welsh Government has launched it’s third public consultation linked to the implementation of the Historic Environment (HE) (Wales) Act 2016, seeking views on a draft legislative order, on guidance for the management of certain listed places of worship in … Continue reading

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Saltire Infrastructure Awards 2018 now open: Showcasing engineering excellence in Scotland 

Applications are now being accepted for the Saltire Infrastructure Awards 2018, the premier showcase for engineering excellence in Scotland, and close Friday 25 May.

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Industry-supported new CITB Training Model launched

A transformative new system to access training and grant from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has been launched.

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Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning (SAQP) 2018: closing 24 May

The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning (SAQP) are one of the Government’s most prestigious awards, celebrating achievements in planning, right from the detail of processing through to the bigger picture of creating places, with nominations closing 24 May. image … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, … Continue reading

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Hidden heritage of burial grounds to be revealed by conservation charity Caring for God’s Acre… with HLF funding 

Conservation charity Caring for God’s Acre, is set to put burial grounds on the heritage map, thanks to £586,700 National Lottery funding announced last January, as the Beautiful Burial Ground project will highlight the valuable buildings, landmarks and wildlife to … Continue reading

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New IHBC Context out: ‘Isle of Man’ themed in a 64 page ‘bumper’ issue with lots more for your CPD 

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is themed around the Isle of Man, combining distinctive national histories and resources with heritage and conservation challenges while offering the usual regular sector updates and takes from the IHBC and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s NEW 2018 School CPD special offer, with Yale University Press: Pevsner Architectural Guides to Ulster – £15 off the pair, free post.. and more! 

The IHBC is delighted to a announce a special deal to support CPD for IHBC’s 2018 School delegates: £15 price reduction for the two Pevsner guides to Ulster when purchased together from the YaleBooks website, www.yalebooks.co.uk: North West Ulster: The … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2018 School bursaries still available: ‘Money’s not the barrier’ to the 2018 Belfast School on ‘Our Shared Heritage’

Bursary places are still available for the IHBC’s 2018 School in Belfast on 21-23 June, themed on ‘Shared Heritage’ – offering some of the best heritage learning and CPD around – up to 24 hours over the 3-day Full School, including … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from up to c.£30K+ of costed work this week: Burnley BC seeks specialist for TH programme, closing 27/04, £20-30,000 contract

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth some £30K+ this week, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD boost: Historic England’s ‘Heritage Planning Case Database’ 

Historic England (HE) maintains a searchable online database of appeal and call-in decisions relating to planning permissions affecting heritage assets and listed building consent with cases summarised using a standard list of search terms, for ease of use so searches … Continue reading

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