IHBC CPD spotlight: Explore Vic Soc concerns on proposed reordering of GI listed church

Victorian Society website 080617The Victorian Society (Vic Soc), in its role as a National Amenity Society, has objected to proposals for an extensive re-ordering put forward by the Church of St Botolph, a Grade I-listed building in Longthorpe, Peterborough, and IHBC members can study the Society’s perspectives via their online posting.

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UK construction skills gap could be helped with temporary visas for EU migrants post-Brexit

Migration Watch UK has issued a paper – EU Immigration, Post-Brexit – A Comprehensive Policy – on the prospect for temporary visas for EU migrants to work in jobs at lower skill levels than presently required for admission of non-EU nationals, such as bricklaying, plumbing and construction among others, for a maximum of three years after Brexit.

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Scotland’s cutting-edge technology from HES & GSA takes medieval Rosslyn Chapel around the world

HES website 080617A new mobile app, launched at the Rosslyn Chapel by Historic Environment Scotland and the Glasgow School of Art (GSA), will let members of the public see the Chapel’s renowned stonework wherever they are in the world.

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Firm behind Northern Ireland listed-building restorations sees surge in earnings

An engineering firm which has carried out works on some of Northern Ireland’s top listed buildings sees its pre-tax profits triple.

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Opinion: London’s Developers must build communities not just homes

RSA website 080616In an article published by the Royal Society for the.. Arts.. (RSA) concerning the management London’s increasing population, Jonathan Schifferes suggests that most workers’ needs are not just about economic opportunities but also about the social and cultural life.

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Council of the European Union concludes: ‘Culture is an essential part of the EU’s international relations’

On 23 May the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on culture in the European Union’s external relations and recognise that ‘culture is an essential part of the EU’s international relations’.

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CITB sells its awarding body CSkills Awards

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has agreed the sale of its awarding body, Cskills Awards, to NOCN.

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Couple given one year by Irish Supreme Court to demolish house built without permission, despite invoking Human Rights

A plumber and his wife who built 588 square meter home on land near Navan, in Ireland’s midlands, despite being told not to, have been ordered by the Irish Supreme Court to demolish it within one year, after a failed appeal that invoked, among other justifications, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

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IHBC Policy Chair to update on ‘curtilage’ advocacy at SW Branch ‘Heritage in Law’ event – Bristol 9 June: Last chances to book

Heritage in law website Apr2017IHBC Policy Secretary Roy Lewis will update delegates at the IHBC South West (SW) Branch event, ‘Heritage in Law, in Bristol on 9 June, on the IHBC’s advocacy work relating to Historic England’s recent draft advice on listed buildings and curtilage.

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IHBC Marsh Awards 2017: Winners (x3!) receive awards, rewards & more at the IHBC’s 2017 School – Manchester 22-24 June

IHBC Marsh Awards websiteThe judges of the second year of the IHBC Marsh Awards have met together and carefully assessed the submissions, and are delighted to announce the 2017 IHBC Marsh Award winners:

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Think smart with the IHBC, on transport’s heritage values, from peace trails to air places: Join our School and conference, Manchester 22-24 June

Manchester 2017 conference websiteExplore one of the most challenging heritage resources – transport infrastructure – and find opportunities and answers to everything from ‘Peace trails’ to air infrastructure, all at the IHBC’s 2017 School (22-24 June), and let your colleagues and networks know! 

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HESPR’s second top ‘two for one’ pick in a row! Hastings GII residential conversion (£88k) & Belfast refurb of B1 Listing (£220k), closing 23 & 27 June

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other business opportunities together into one handy resource, and the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week features another ‘two for one’ pick from across the UK, with calls for teams by Hastings Borough Council, for a flat conversion of a four storey Grade II Listed building located in Hastings Town Centre (£88k) and, from Belfast City Council,  for Refurbishment of B1 listed St Comgall’s (£220k), closing 23 and 27 June respectively.

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Heritage Angel Awards: Closing date extended to 11 June: Celebrate ‘rescuers’, young people, craft/apprentices etc.

HE Angel AwardsThe closing date for the Historic England Heritage Angels Awards has been extended to midnight on 11 Junes, offering even more opportunities to to celebrate heritage contributions by those who have helped rescue England’s heritage.

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Northern Ireland’s smallest ‘church’ feared demolished

The Belfast Telegraph has reported on how on an online row has erupted after what has been described as ‘the smallest church in Ireland’ – St Gobban’s, Portbradden – appears to have been demolished, while though the building apparently was neither listed nor consecrated, it was recognised as a ‘tourist gem’.

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RICS & SPAB Building Conservation Summer School

RICS websiteThe RICS & SPAB Building Conservation Summer School for 2017 will take place at the Royal Agriculture School, Cirencester, on 10-14 Sep 2017, offering the chance to ‘Unlock your career in historic building surveying’.

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Revamp of world’s first factory trials novel procurement

Integrated project insurance (IPI) is to be trialled on the £16m restoration of the world’s first factory into a working museum.

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Wales: Historic Environment Legislation update

Following preparations including supporting secondary legislation and statutory guidance, further provisions of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 came into force on 31 May 2017:

  • Consultation, interim protection and review for scheduled monuments and listed buildings (Sections 3 and 4 and 24 to 26 and Schedules 1 and 2) These provisions make scheduling and listing more open and accountable and give interim protection to historic assets while the Welsh Ministers consult on proposed designations.
  • Simplified scheduled monument consent process (Section 5). This establishes a streamlined application process for minor, beneficial works to a scheduled monument.
  • Recovery of costs for urgent works to listed buildings (Section 30(6)). This brings the 2016 Act’s provisions on urgent works to listed buildings fully into effect. Local authorities are now able to make the costs of urgent works a local land charge and collect interest on outstanding sums.
  • Statutory historic environment records (Sections 35 to 37). The Welsh Ministers must now compile and maintain a historic environment record for each Welsh local authority area. The Archwilio website (www.cofiadurcahcymru.org.uk/arch/) provides access to the historic environment records. Further details on these provisions and the supporting regulations and orders that also come into force today are available on the Cadw website.

For more information please contact Cadw’s Legislation and Policy Team at historicenvironmentleg@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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Architects use converted granite sheep shelter as temporary ‘building-within-a-building’ Scottish office

Moxon Architects has converted a granite sheep shelter in Crathie, near Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire into a temporary Scottish office for the practice.

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Spread the word on IHBC and Infrastructure – ‘Discover heritage values and fortunes in bus depots, railway stations, roads, canals etc.’ –Manchester, 22-24 June

Manchester 2017 conference websiteDiscover more about some of the most challenging heritage resources of our time – the infrastructure of transport – at the IHBC’s 2017 Manchester conference, 22-24 June, and let your colleagues and networks know too! 

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IHBC Gus Astley Student Award 2017 – open for entries!

IHBC Gus Astley Student Award 2017 open for submissions: Showcase your course work by 31 July – winners at Belfast School in 2018

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Wales FREE retrofit training opportunities: 5/6 July & Sept – with free ‘Retrofit’ Contexts too

The Environment Study Centre have teamed up with CITB, Edwards Hart Consultants, Cadw and the Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) to deliver two fee-free two-day retrofit courses that provide a qualification in the energy efficiency and retrofit of traditional buildings, to take place on 5/6 July in Conwy and on 5/6 September at Lampeter.

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IHBC CPD boost: Conserving Zanzibar’s WHS ‘Stone Town’ – BBC feature… pro-active progress, in pictures

Situated off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar features many examples of Swahili architecture, but after years of neglect many of the buildings in its World Heritage Site (WHS) ‘Stone Town’ are crumbling, so a BBC picture-feature highlights the efforts and benefits of their pro-active conservation as part of the Zanzibar Built Heritage Job Creation project.

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CPRE dismisses local plan consultation as ‘developer’s charter’

The Campaign to Protect of Rural England (CPRE) has attacked the joint local plan process in the South Hams, which it has condemned as a ‘developer’s charter’.

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New edition of Good Councillor’s Guide to Neighbourhood Planning from Locality

A new edition of a guide offering local councillors tips on how to plan for their neighbourhoods has been launched by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and Locality, a national network of community organisations in England.

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Weald and Downland Living Museum unveils £6m development

Weald and Downland’s new funded facilities are now open to the public after some ten years of planning and development, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) investment.

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