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- IHBC consultation response as HE’s revised GPA Note 3 title includes ‘Views’ with ‘Setting’ 24/03/2017
- REMINDER IHBC Marsh Award closes on 31 March 24/03/2017
- IHBC Annual School reminder: end-of-year budgets 24/03/2017
- Neighbourhood Planning Bill passed in House of Lords 24/03/2017
- Guidance For Housing And NSIPs Published 24/03/2017
- Victorian Visions 24/03/2017
- Green light for £2 billion garden city development in Cardiff 24/03/2017
- Fire destroys Grade II-listed Alston Hall in Longridge 24/03/2017
- More than 100 housing estates receive regeneration cash boost 24/03/2017
- UNESCO hosts First International Coordination Meeting for the recovery of Aleppo’s heritage 24/03/2017
- REMINDER – Celebrate your retired members with IHBC’s Marsh Award 22/03/2017
- IHBC Guidance Note ‘Community Infrastructure Levy and Historic Buildings’ online 22/03/2017
- School’s children help secure Chislehurst war memorial GII listing 22/03/2017
- Nominations for Europa Nostra’s 7 Most Endangered 2018 22/03/2017
- Cheshire design consultancy works on NT’s HLF-funded Quarry Bank brief 22/03/2017
- Hudson Heritage Awards 2017 – winners revealed 22/03/2017
- Bothy-bagging: Scotland’s best-kept secrets revealed 22/03/2017
- Norfolk’s neolithic flint mines at Grime’s Graves open new pit to public 22/03/2017
- Know a great learner? Congratulate with an IHBC Marsh Award nomination – closing 31 March 17/03/2017
- IHBC Course Connection Day 2016 – Videos offer first hand insights to students’ diverse philosophies 17/03/2017
- IHBC East Anglia offers no-frills CPD on ‘Traditional Repairs’ Day! 16 May – Orchard Barn restoration project 17/03/2017
- IHBC’s CPD boost: Context on the 2016 School tours – Thursday 17/03/2017
- Cadw: Emergency interventions at Ruthin Castle 17/03/2017
- Scotland’s special themed tourism years unveiled 17/03/2017
- £200,000 funding to help ‘transform planning system’ across UK 17/03/2017
BBC reports that a developer has announced fresh plans for the regeneration of a major waterfront site in Belfast.
The Edinburgh Reporter writes that Portobello residents who want to buy the former Portobello Parish Church and halls in Bellfield Street are a little closer to making the dream a reality with a grant from the Scottish Land Fund, theirs being the biggest award among 11 projects across the country.
The IHBC will host its regular stand at the Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area in April, in London’s ExCel, so please be sure to visit us there, and remember that this busy event also offers lots of free CPD including a dedicated Conservation Day, Thursday 27 April, themed on ‘Authenticity and appearance in repair’.
The first edition of ‘Heritage Retrofit older buildings and sustainability’, a Special Report Magazine, has been produced by IHBC’s publishing partners Cathedral Communications, and is being sent to all IHBC members as an additional benefit of IHBC membership.
image © BCD
IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR pick’: Ashfield DC, Development potential for GII Annesley Hall, Notts, expressions to 27/03
The IHBC’s commercial conservation services listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other opportunities together into one handy resource, and the Director’s top pick for IHBC members this week features a call for a consultancy to address the development potential of the buildings and park of the Grade II Annesley Hall, Notts, which is open to expressions of interest until 27 March.
IHBC ‘members with benefits’ offer: Reduced rates at BLF’s Hot-Mixed Lime Mortars seminar & workshop, Weald & Downland, 14 March… act fast, and with bursaries too!
At a time when Historic England has been working to get prosecutors and the courts to take graffiti on heritage sites more seriously, some graffiti is being regarded as a heritage asset, says Carolyn Shelbourn in her article in IHBC’s Context No 147.
image from Carolyn Shelbourn’s Context 147 article ©: A graffito in Bristol,
Banksy’s home city
The Schlumberger Gould Research Centre Cambridge designed by Sir Michael Hopkins has just been granted Grade II* listed status, while the architect described himself as being ‘thrilled’ at the news. Continue reading
The Liverpool Echo reports that the lavish Edwardian pub The Vines is one of Britain’s finest historic pubs, with a lavish interior and now Thomas Kennedy wants to convert long-unused parts of its upper floors into hostel accommodation including 46 beds over eight rooms.
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW), the national archive and investigation service for Wales, seeks 3 commissioners, community engagement, digital strategy and archaeology (including industrial), with a closing date of 18 April.
The Evening Standard reports that campaigners opposed to the conversion of the Kensington Odeon cinema building into luxury flats have called for it to be given an emergency listing after rare Twenties interiors were exposed by demolition men.
IHBC Branches: Celebrate your retired members with a nomination for IHBC’s Marsh Award before 31 March: £500 and a Full School place for those contributing to the community
IHBC’s newest CPD provider, Mike Wye Associates, wins local and national awards, and offers IHBC members 10% discounts
Last year, Hoare Lea was one of the runners up in Project Soane, an ambitious competition to digitally recreate Sir John Soane’s Bank of England, and on CIOB’s BIM+ service, their free to air, independent and professional resource for BIM, Karam Bhamra and Dominic Meyrick explain why the company took part and what they learned.
CIOB’s BIM+ writes (extract): What was the business justification for taking part in Project Soane?
IHBC’s BD CPD nod: ‘Successful places (like Brick Lane) need creativity, enthusiasm and collaboration, not money and masterpieces’
Martin Evans writes in Building Design (BD) of how the Old Truman Brewery in London’s Brick Lane is one of Europe’s most distinctive and valuable pieces of real estate but it was not created by a property developer and there has barely been an architect near it.
The woman who ran The Willow Tea Rooms on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street for more than 30 years has won a legal battle to keep its name – opposing the Willow Tea Rooms Trust’s attempts to secure the trademark – as the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) told BBC Scotland that her challenge had been successful.
The government has announced a call for evidence on the roles and responsibilities of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
There were five stonemasons among the skilled craftspeople who received the Livery Company accolade of Master Craftsman this year, presented at Merchant Tailors Hall in the City of London by the Lord Mayor of London, the Rt Hon Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, on 13 February.
Scottish Community initiative gets £273K from Land Fund to purchase crofting estate with 20+ historic sites
The Garbh Allt Community Initiative – a new organisation set up to pursue a community buyout of the 3000 acre West Helmsdale Crofting Estate –has received a boost of £273,025 from the Scottish Land Fund, as it seeks to take on responsibilities that include 20+ historic sites.
IHBC shows even more backbone in Manchester as our 2017 School checks out transport infrastructure & civilisation: 22-4 June, with bursaries too…
Booking is now open for the IHBC’s 2017 Annual School, the major training event in the conservation calendar, which this year explores one of the most thrilling heritage resources practitioners can work with – transport infrastructure – and how it serves as ‘the backbone of civilisation’, so join colleagues old and new at the Full School (22-24 June) or the Day school (23 June), and remember we’ll also be making available lots of bursaries for members most in need. Continue reading