Interactive map of construction activity across UK and Ireland launched

Considerate Construction mapConsiderate Constructors Scheme(CCScheme) has launched a pioneering construction map information to offer a single point of reference for construction activity across the UK and Ireland.

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DExEU releases a list of 58 sectors with written impact assessments relating to Brexit

House of Commons Library Blog imageIn response to a freedom of Information request, the Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) has released a list of the 58 sectors for which it has written impact assessments relating to Brexit, and while there are impact assessments looking at the impact of Brexit on Museums, galleries and libraries, and on Tourism, there is no impact assessment listed for the sector as a whole or for those parts of the sector not included in other assessments.

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THA: Heritage and Health Questionnaire for England

THA heritage debate 2017Following the positive reception of this year’s debate The Heritage Alliance (THA) is looking to produce a paper on how Heritage supports health. We’d welcome case studies from THA members and comments from debate attendees.

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£5m project to turn Wedgwood Institute into new enterprise centre 

Sentinel News website 151117Stoke-on-Trent City Council set to invest another £650,000 into the restoration project to turn Wedgwood Institute into new enterprise.

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Thousands of Rome’s historical images digitized

Stanford website imageResearchers digitized thousands of pieces from 19th-century archaeologist Rodolfo Lanciani’s collection to help scholars across the world study Rome’s transformation.

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Telegraph on England’s ‘at-risk churches’: Number grows as Historic England warns dwindling congregations are struggling

St Annes LimehouseThe Telegraph has alerted readers that churches are in danger of falling into disrepair as diminishing congregations mean they are increasingly being added to the ‘at-risk’ register.

website image – St Anne’s Limehouse, recently added to the ‘at-risk’ register

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BBC on conservation conundrums: V&A to display Robin Hood Gardens Brutalist flats 

DBW Robin Hood GardensThe BBC has featured a decision by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) – formerly the ‘Museum of Manufactures’ – to preserve the design values of representative flats in London’s famous Brutalist mass housing complex, Robin Hood Gardens, scheduled for demolition.

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IHBC 2018 School, Belfast, 21-23 June – First marker: ‘Heritage Collective’ (HESPR member) welcomed as Principal School Sponsor

Heritage Collective logoThe Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is delighted to announce Heritage Collective as the Principal Sponsor for the IHBC’s 2018 Annual School, in Belfast, 21-23rd June 2018, which will take as its title ‘Our Shared Heritage’, reflecting the theme for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.

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LAST CHANCE – IHBC’s Course Connection Day 2017!

CC Days websiteFree support & networking for conservation-curious student reps, Brum, 23 Nov – Ask Carla ASAP!

IHBC’s Course Connection Day 2017: Free support & networking for conservation-curious student reps, Brum, 23 Nov – Ask Carla ASAP!

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IHBC, heritage and client bodies partner to warn government of flawed policy in retrofitting older homes

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IHBC CPD boost… with 2017 School memories: Canal and River Trust Heritage Report – from Anderton Boat lift to CRMI

CRT Heritage Report 2017IHBC is delighted to highlight the CPD value of the new Canal and River Trust Heritage Report for 2016-17, led by IHBC member Nigel Crowe – a 2017 School contributor – which covers a wide range of core skills and issues for conservation professionals, from conservation, repair, maintenance and improvement (CRMI) casework across the waterways, to engagement, social media, skills and training.

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£280,000+ costed work: NHMF seeks consultants for ‘heritage and place inclusive engagement’ in Wales, £135,000, closing 22/11

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 £280,000 this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick for NewsBlog readers features a call led by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) for ‘Consultants’ to support inclusive engagement in HLF funded work across Wales, closing 22 November and valued at £135,000.

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IHBC CPD boost: Deal Society deliver workshop explaining their process for community led conservation area appraisals

Deal Society publicationAs part of the recent Civic Voice convention, over 20 workshops were held to give communities the chance to consider how they could play a greater role in local heritage management including carrying out conservation area appraisals, with a particular feature of the weekend was considering how civic societies can support local authorities through conservation area appraisals.

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LG Minister questioned on local authority overview and scrutiny

Parliament website 101117The Communities and Local Government Parliamentary Committee has heard from Local Government (LG) Minister Marcus Jones in the final session of the inquiry on local government overview and scrutiny.

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Council rubber stamps Conservation Area for Grimsby Port’s Kasbah site: ‘England’s newest Conservation Area’ in 50th anniversary year 

Grimsby Telegraph website image The renaissance of the historic Kasbah area of Grimsby Docks can now begin after it was officially granted Conservation Area status by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet.

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Belfast City Council to splash out on Templemore historic baths

Belfast Telegraph imageBelfast City Council is planning a £17m revamp of Victorian Templemore pool, one of the oldest swimming pools in Belfast, into a 21st Century leisure centre and spa, but is relying on securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to complete the project.

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Heritage crime: Thief jailed for stripping lead from the roofs of rural churches

Telegraph website 101117A thief who stripped over £100,000 of lead from the roofs of rural churches, leaving one facing closure after 800 years, has been jailed for five years.

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Local residents welcome Grade II listing for Dyke Pub Brighton

Argus website imageLocal residents are celebrating after the Dyke Pub in Dyke Road, Brighton, which they are campaigning to reopen, was listed as a Grade II historic building.

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BBC on the Broads: Broads windmills and wildlife receive £4m boost

The future of a number of windmills and wildlife habitats on the Broads looks more secure after almost £4m of grants was announced.

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IHBC with Ramboll support COTAC 2018 conference – ‘BIM for Heritage: Stepping into the Future with the Past’ – 8 December, London

COTAC 2017 flyerThe IHBC is delighted to welcome and support COTAC’s 2017 conference, ‘BIM for Heritage: Stepping into the Future with the Past’, on 8 December in London, co-sponsored with Ramboll, and offering delegates a unique overview of the challenges and benefits in heritage-related BIM practice including from recent publications and emerging case studies.

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IHBC welcomes BEFS call to share building maintenance case studies

BEFS website 071117Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is calling for examples of where multiple owners within a tenement have been unable to agree on maintenance and this has resulted in the need for extensive repair or local authority intervention.

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IHBC CPD UK update from STBA: Includes STBA members’ workshop, Nov. 29, and much more…

STBA imageThe Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) is a UK-wide collaboration of organisations – including the IHBC – that acts as a forum for sustaining and improving traditional buildings, and its recent update headlines key issues for many IHBC members interested in how we engage with traditional building issues and sustainability.

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IHBC’s Chetwyn in Context: ‘Sustainable historic places’ featured on DBW 

The Lloyd Baker Estate in IslingtonDesigning Buildings Wiki (DBW) has featured an article from the IHBC membership journal Context: ‘Planning for sustainable historic places’ by IHBC past Chair Dave Chetwyn, with the post joining DBW’s 5000+ articles on offer to its 6,500 registered and 3 million annual users.

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DCMS responds to petition calling for interim protection in listing considerations

B24/7 website 080917DCMS has responded to a petition – signed by nearly 7,000 and coming after a developer destroyed a Jacobean ceiling in Bristol to prevent a building being listed – calling for interim protection for buildings being considered for listing by Historic England, with DCMS stating: ‘Historic England is currently re-examining the issue of interim protection in the light of recent cases’. 

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Trump does it for America, maybe you can for heritage… THA’s #HeritageChat on 16 Nov – heritage chat in under 125 characters!

Heritage 2020 websiteTHAs first #HeritageChat, linked to the Heritage 2020 initiative, will run on 16 November 2017, 13.00-14.00 (UK time).

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