European Standard for concrete structures is revised

BSI standards websiteThe British Standards institute (BSI) has revised ‘BS EN 206 Concrete – Specification, performance, production and conformity’. 

Continue reading

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on European Standard for concrete structures is revised

Regeneration plans for £400m mixed-use scheme Belfast waterfront site designed by Broadway Malyan

BBC reports that a developer has announced fresh plans for the regeneration of a major waterfront site in Belfast.

Continue reading

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Regeneration plans for £400m mixed-use scheme Belfast waterfront site designed by Broadway Malyan

Action Poverty awarded £647,500 from Scottish Land Fund

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.

Continue reading

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Action Poverty awarded £647,500 from Scottish Land Fund

IHBC at the Natural Stone Show? Naturally… 25-7 April, packed with CPD and free!

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’.

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC at the Natural Stone Show? Naturally… 25-7 April, packed with CPD and free!

Even more IHBC member benefits: Heritage Retrofit on your doorstep!

Heritage Retrofit  copyright BCDThe 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

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on Even more IHBC member benefits: Heritage Retrofit on your doorstep!

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.

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR pick’: Ashfield DC, Development potential for GII Annesley Hall, Notts, expressions to 27/03

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!

A one-day hot-mixed lime mortar seminar and workshop, hosted by the Weald & Downland Living Museum, has been arranged by the Building Limes Forum (BLF), an IHBC Recognised CPD provider, on 14 March, with reduced rates for all IHBC members (£90) and bursaries also on offer.

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on 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!

REMINDER: IHBC Marsh Awards – nominate a successful heritage learner

IHBC’s Marsh Awards reminder: £500 for successful heritage learning, and an IHBC Full School place – closing 31 March

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on REMINDER: IHBC Marsh Awards – nominate a successful heritage learner

IHBC’s Context CPD boost: Graffiti in the age of Banksy – Is graffiti a heritage asset?

Banksy image BristolAt 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 

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC’s Context CPD boost: Graffiti in the age of Banksy – Is graffiti a heritage asset?

Hopkins 1985 landmark secures GII* listing from Historic England: Architect ‘thrilled’

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

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Hopkins 1985 landmark secures GII* listing from Historic England: Architect ‘thrilled’

GII* The Vines pub in Liverpool’s Lime Street – the ‘Big House – could host hostel

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.

Continue reading

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on GII* The Vines pub in Liverpool’s Lime Street – the ‘Big House – could host hostel

RCAHMW seeks 3 commissioners: community, digital and archaeology: closing 18 April

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.

Continue reading

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on RCAHMW seeks 3 commissioners: community, digital and archaeology: closing 18 April

Calls for Kensington Odeon London to be listed after 1926 interiors revealed

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.

Continue reading

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Calls for Kensington Odeon London to be listed after 1926 interiors revealed

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 Marsh Award certificateThe IHBC’s Marsh Awards programme has entered its second year, and includes the celebration of retired IHBC members contributing to their community, with prizes of £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Annual School (closing date 31 March 2017). 

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on 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 West Midlands’ CPD Day celebrates 50th anniversary of Conservation Areas…: 9 March, Coventry

The IHBC’s West Midland Branch is contributing to the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Conservation Areas by organising a CPD Day on 9 March, followed by their AGM and an afternoon tour of Coventry examples.

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC West Midlands’ CPD Day celebrates 50th anniversary of Conservation Areas…: 9 March, Coventry

IHBC’s newest CPD provider, Mike Wye Associates, wins local and national awards, and offers IHBC members 10% discounts

Sustainable and Traditional Building Specialists, Mike Wye & Associates in Devon, the IHBC’s newest CPD provider, has recently received a suite of awards, national and local, and to mark these achievements offers IHBC members a 10% discount.

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC’s newest CPD provider, Mike Wye Associates, wins local and national awards, and offers IHBC members 10% discounts

IHBC CPD boost, via CIOB’s BIM+: Recreating Sir John Soane’s Bank of England

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?

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC CPD boost, via CIOB’s BIM+: Recreating Sir John Soane’s Bank of England

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.

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC’s BD CPD nod: ‘Successful places (like Brick Lane) need creativity, enthusiasm and collaboration, not money and masterpieces’

Heritage values include the name, as Glasgow’s ‘Willow Tea Rooms’ owner wins battle for ownership

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.

Continue reading

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Heritage values include the name, as Glasgow’s ‘Willow Tea Rooms’ owner wins battle for ownership

Call for evidence on the roles etc. of NHMF and HLF

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). 

Continue reading

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Call for evidence on the roles etc. of NHMF and HLF

Five Masons are among the Livery Companies 2017 Master Craftsmen

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.

Continue reading

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Five Masons are among the Livery Companies 2017 Master Craftsmen

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.

Continue reading

Posted in Sector NewsBlog | Comments Off on Scottish Community initiative gets £273K from Land Fund to purchase crofting estate with 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…

Manchester 2017 websiteBooking 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

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC shows even more backbone in Manchester as our 2017 School checks out transport infrastructure & civilisation: 22-4 June, with bursaries too…

IHBC London Branch joint CPD Day with CIfA: ‘Getting the Historic Environment into Local Plans’ – 28 Feb, 2-5pm

IHBC London logo

The IHBC’s London Branch is organising a joint seminar with the archaeologists’ professional body CIfA on 28 February toexamine theory, policy and implementation concerning the inclusion of historic environment policies in local plans, with all welcome to the venue on Cowcross Street.

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on IHBC London Branch joint CPD Day with CIfA: ‘Getting the Historic Environment into Local Plans’ – 28 Feb, 2-5pm

HESPR, IHBC’s heritage business listing, top tender pick: New gates for St George’s Woolwich, closing 16 March – also on IHBC Jobs etc!

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its companies weekly HESPR Bulletins that bring tender opportunities together into one handy resource, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for IHBC members this week features a call, also posted on our ‘Jobs etc’ website, from a partnership that includes the Heritage of London Trust Operations (HOLTOP), for an imaginative designer and lead professional to design new west end gates at the Grade II listed ruins of St George’s, Woolwich, closing on 16 March, with no value offered.

Continue reading

Posted in IHBC NewsBlog | Comments Off on HESPR, IHBC’s heritage business listing, top tender pick: New gates for St George’s Woolwich, closing 16 March – also on IHBC Jobs etc!