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- IHBC’s sixth NewsBlog Branches Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK 13/07/2018
- IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc’ skills review: From private to public sector posts (and both) 13/07/2018
- IHBC welcomes RSK to HESPR, as IHBC’s unique interdisciplinary quality assurance service now nears 40 13/07/2018
- IHBC HESPR’s top NewsBlog pick from £450K of costed work this week: Herefordshire Council seeks consultant for city design guide, closing 30/07, value £80k 13/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘Norwich deserves better’ – HE warns it will fight Anglia Square development 13/07/2018
- RTPI: Planning absent from top table in 83% of councils in the UK, despite statutory function 13/07/2018
- Heritage Ability finalists in the National Lottery Awards! 13/07/2018
- ChurchCare: Further Faculty Rules consultation – closes 6 August 13/07/2018
- Incredible interactive panoramic cityscape lets you ‘fly’ across London at sunset 13/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Shared heritage in action’ in Belfast: NI Branch thanks delegates, volunteers, sponsors, supporters, School Friends and more, for making 2018 School such a success 10/07/2018
- IHBC’s CPD boost: Caithness Broch Project and some of the secrets of broch building 10/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: EastEnders actress June Brown backs campaign to save Leas Pavilion from developer 10/07/2018
- Unesco announces range of new World Heritage Sites 10/07/2018
- New UK parliamentary group – APPG – formed on good design and placemaking, supported by by ACE 10/07/2018
- England’s planning appeal inquiries review with terms of reference announced 10/07/2018
- Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) failures cost Balfour Beatty £695,000 10/07/2018
- Sites of suffragette protest and sabotage recognised in England’s lists 10/07/2018
- Launch of UK’s Great British High Street competition 2018 10/07/2018
- IHBC North West Branch Day Conference: ‘The Work of Faith’, 18th October, Liverpool 07/07/2018
- IHBC’s International Strategy moves forward: ‘Please let us know of any links, suggestions or proposals’! 07/07/2018
- IHBC update: ‘Urgent support needed in bid for c.50 doctoral studies on timber & construction – Responses to Bangor University before 15 July’ 07/07/2018
- IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week from £600K costed work: Durham CC seeks Heritage Consultant for Seaham Round 2 TH, closing 20/07, value £36k 07/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Historic Masonic lodge to be turned into flats in Aberdeen 07/07/2018
- FMB: Nearly 80% of builders and consumers support licensing construction 07/07/2018
- HLF ‘Policy Directions’ consultation 07/07/2018
‘Building More, Building Beautiful’ report calls for more ‘traditional’ design and style, because ‘Traditional beauty can overcome Nimbyism’
Public attitudes to house building: findings from the British Social Attitudes survey 2017 is a report from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) on public attitudes to house building based on questions from the British Social Attitudes survey 2017, which was published on 7 June.
Arts Minister Michael Ellis has launched a £20 million fund for culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England.
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2017 Sir John Betjeman Award goes to Guild Chapel of the Holy Cross, Stratford upon Avon: Wall painting conservation
The Death Reawakened Project to research and conserve wall paintings at the Guild Chapel of the Holy Cross in Stratford upon Avon is the winner of the SPAB’s 2017 Sir John Betjeman Award.
image SPAB website
The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around ‘working with lime and stone’ it focuses on current issues concerning the conservation of masonry structures and related matters, while also carrying the usual regular features such as book reviews, reports from the IHBC Chair and Director and much more.
In Context No.154 lead members of Historic England technical team explain its ‘Strategic Stone Study’, a county-by-county, nationwide survey that identifies building stones used, and maps their sources and representative buildings and structures.
image courtesy of Clara Willett, Historic England
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘From a totem to an empty shell’ – Plymouth Civic Centre’s future plans revealed
Plymouth’s Civic Centre has already evolved ‘from a totem of the post-war development of Plymouth to an empty shell’, Plymouth Live writes, and now, as developers Urban Splash have publicised their plans for the abandoned city centre landmark, people can now find out more about the top secret plans for its future.
image S O’Reilly, IHBC
Hastings pier which was restored with more than £14m of charitable funding has been sold to a local businessman and hotelier Sheikh Abid Gulzar for £50,000, after the charity went into administration.
Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ £200m development in Manchester has been given the green light investors say, as the scheme – centred around a new tower in Jackson’s Row and including a five-star hotel with 216 bedrooms and a 39-storey tower with 189 apartments as well as office space, a rooftop terrace, a public square and a synagogue – was backed by council officers in March after being revised following criticism from conservation groups including Historic England (HE).
Oxford Street pedestrianisation not proceeding due to lack of local support but new plan to be developed
A statement from the Leader of Westminster Council, Cllr Nickie Aiken, regarding the future of Oxford Street confirms full scale pedestrianisation will not go ahead because of lack of local support but new proposals will be developed to be announced in the autumn.
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Ten places that tell the history of England’s art, architecture and sculpture have been selected by BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz in Historic England’s (HE) campaign and podcast series ‘Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places’.
image: Historic England website The Angel of the North, 1998, Andrew Gormley