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IHBC’s ‘Conservation from the doorstep’: Council set to step in and buy the at risk GII* Mechanics’ Institute

The Mechanics’ Institute – a hugely important building in Swindon’s heritage – could soon be back in public hands.

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Industry archive broken up and at risk

An historic construction industry archive collection – the  Construction Industry Resource Centre Archive (CIRCA) – is being broken up and some is at risk of being lost forever because the volunteers who look after it are running out of time … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace dinosaurs added to HE’s ‘at risk’ register

A dinosaur park featuring 30 reptilian replicas has been added to Historic England’s (HE) list of sites at risk of being lost.

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Thinking about IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School theme? Balancing risk for town centre development

Jacqueline Hughes, senior risk analyst at Equib, in pbctoday discusses how project managers for town centre developments can get their risk management strategy right.

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‘At risk’ Bennerley Viaduct repairs to begin

Vital repairs to a Victorian railway bridge, Bennerley Viaduct on a global ‘at risk’ register will start within weeks, supporters have said.

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HES blog: Celebrating 30 years of the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland

Niamh Crimmins’ Blog fpr Historic Environment Scotland (HES)  celebrates 30 years of the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland, and explores the history of Grangemouth through survey fieldwork and the HES Archives.

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Building on #IHBCNottingham2019, IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’: HE webinar on ‘Acting in a flooding emergency’, 11 Dec @1pm

A free Historic England (HE) webinar on ‘Acting in a flooding emergency’ will take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 1pm. image: for illustration purposes only by Joanna Theobald

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Thousands of new homes planned in high-risk flood zones across England

Greenpeace investigation raises concerns about the ability of the UK’s environmental regulator to manage homebuilding as the climate changes.

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Looking back to #IHBCNottingham2019, IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’: ‘Floods overwhelm Venice, swamping basilica and squares’

Venice’s mayor declared a state of emergency after ‘apocalyptic’ floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings, in a story that harks back to the IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School theme and talks, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s IMHO on future conservation, from The Conversation: ‘Building new cities to meet Africa’s rapid urbanisation is a risky bet’

By 2050 an estimated 2.5 billion more people will be added to urban areas, with 90% of this growth taking place in Africa and Asia which could mean the building of more urban areas in the next 100 years than … Continue reading

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Scotland’s new guide to help manage climate change risk to historic sites

A new guide to help Scotland’s historic sites adapt to the impacts of climate change has been published by Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

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See more #IHBCNottingham2019 on video, on ‘Heritage at Risk’ Campaigning: New 2019 Day School content from IHBC’s YouTube channel

IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’ included the Day School presentation on ‘Heritage at Risk: Who Cares?’ by Historic England’s Ben Robinson, now available on IHBC’s YouTube channel.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Pontefract Castle is removed from the ‘at risk’ register

The Pontefract and Castleford Express has highlighted how Pontefract Castle has survived through battles and sieges, but has had time as its real enemy, but following a £5 million investment the castle has been removed from the ‘at risk’ list … Continue reading

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See – or reprise – Nottingham’s ‘Keynote Speaker’ on video: Prof Zaki’s global take on ‘Heritage, risk and resilience’

The IHBC welcomed Prof. Zaki Aslan as the keynote Day School speaker at its 2019 Annual School – the lead event in the calendar of the UK’s built and historic environment conservation specialists – and now everyone can see his … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Officials remove three iconic Southport (Merseyside) buildings from their ‘at risk’ register

The removal of three buildings from Historic England’s ‘At risk’ register has been recognised on Sefton Council’s website, a report by The Liverpool Echo notes, as Christ Church in Waterloo, St Nicholas’ church in Crosby and Holy Trinity church in … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ spotlight on heritage and risk: Notre Dame shows ‘the unifying force of culture, Grenfell the corruption of government’

Julian Vigo – ‘scholar, film-maker and human rights consultant’- explores in Counterpunch a personal take on how, in the aftermath of the fire at Notre Dame, people began to highlight the alleged hypocrisy surrounding how the Parisian cathedral’s fire was … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ spotlight: Cliff Hague says ‘We risk losing Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens… forever’

Exploring recent development threats to central Edinburgh and its World Heritage Site – including ‘permission… to add two storeys to the top of the Waverley Market, despite the damage this will do to the dramatic views of North Bridge and … Continue reading

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Conservation joint research call for Analysis; Values; At Risk, and  ‘Layered conservation’ – Closing 3 September 2019

The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH) has announced a series of new funding opportunity for transnational proposals – ‘The Conservation, Protection and Use’ call – to ‘support research into strategies, methodologies and tools to … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: 14 Coventry historical sites ‘at risk of neglect, decay or vandalism’, newest is Holy Trinity Church

Coventry Live has reported on how fourteen of Coventry’s most treasured historical sites are at risk of neglect, decay or vandalism, according to the latest Historic England At Risk Register, with the newest being Holy Trinity Church in the city … Continue reading

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Criminal record and 180 hours community service for builder who risked lives to cut costs when repointing

A Salford building contractor has been sentenced to 180 hours community service and made to pay a fine of £2000 after exposing workers to the dangers of falls from height and exposure to silica dust when repointing.

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Reminder: Book now for low-cost ‘early-bird’ IHBC School rates at Nottingham 2019 ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience’

Booking now for the 2019 IHBC Annual School – in Nottingham on 4-6 July, on ’Heritage, Risk & Resilience: Confronting conservation calamities’, BUT ‘early bird’ low cost rates close on 20 April.

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RTPI signs blue-green infrastructure declaration on need for investment in natural solutions to flood risk and climate change

The RTPI has signed the Newcastle Declaration on Blue and Green Infrastructure, recognising the critical need for proactive investment in natural solutions which can address the challenges of flood risk and climate change, a concept linked to the IHBC’s 2019 … Continue reading

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More on heritage risk and resilience – and Nottingham 2019 – from Scotland to Scots: £713,000 to increase community resilience to improve flood protection

Communities across Scotland will benefit from more than £700,000 additional funding to improve flood protection, while delegates to the IHBC’s 2019 School in Nottingham can learn about how best to use such finds for heritage resilience too.

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IHBC’s 2019 Day School update with ‘Flying Archaeologist’ Ben Robinson on ‘Heritage at Risk’ and Essex Police Advisor Stephen Armson Smith on ‘Terrorism’

The IHBC has announced the next round of speakers for the 2019 Day School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’, in Nottingham on 5 July, as it offers challenging takes on both heritage at risk and terrorism.

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Booking opens for IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School
Book now for low-cost ‘early-bird’ prices
Explore the IHBC on ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’

Booking is now open for the 2019 IHBC Annual School – in Nottingham on 4-6 July, on ’Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’, with early bird low cost fees available until 20 April. image: from the collection of Nottingham … Continue reading

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Explore the IHBC on ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’