See more #IHBCNottingham2019 on video, on disaster recovery and the ‘Phoenix Case Study’: More 2019 Day School content from IHBC’s YouTube channel 

personIHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’ included the Day School exploration of a phoenix-like ‘Rebuilding from the Ashes’, with a case study of Stoke Rochford Hall from David Catell, Architect, now available on IHBC’s YouTube channel.

 

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IHBC prompt: Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Awards – call for 2019 nominations open until 4 October

websiteEcclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Award is the Heritage Alliance’s celebration of the amazing achievements of volunteers, and nominations are now open until 4 October.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (cultural) doorstep’: Great Yarmouth’s Venetian Waterways to recapture former glories with Heritage Fund grant

websiteGreat Yarmouth’s 91 year old Venetian Waterways has been re-opened to the public following a £2.7 million regeneration project, supported predominantly by a £1.7 million National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, as reported by the  Museums and Heritage Advisor.

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IHBC ‘CPD boost’, out of Context:  The pleasures and perils of architectural research – from our Highlands and Islands issue

publication coverThe Scottish Highlands and Islands issue of Context offers distinct takes on architectural research in rural areas north and south of the Scottish borders, with insights from each that can promote critical takes – personal and collective – on principles and priorities for the discipline as a tool in conservation.

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Reflecting on #IHBCNottingham2019: Fire engulfs Grade II-listed Horncliffe Mansion

BBC news has reported on how the Grade II-listed mansion, Horncliffe Mansion in Rawtenstall has been ‘completely gutted’ after a fire tore through the derelict building in Lancashire, a case that offers more lessons on the theme of the IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’.

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Lawyers put 100 local authorities on notice over climate inaction

websiteLawyers from ClientEarth are putting 100 local authorities across England on notice, warning them that they will violate their legal obligations and risk legal challenge if they do not introduce proper climate change plans.

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North Somerset Council serves Birnbeck Pier repairs notice

websiteWorking with Historic England, North Somerset Council has served a repairs notice to the private owner of Birnbeck Pier, designed by Eugenius Birch the noted Victorian engineer and constructed between 1862 and 1867.

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Manchester College launches new industry-sponsored Architectural and Construction Engineering Scholarship for 16-18 year olds

websiteThe Manchester College (TMC) is launching a brand new industry-sponsored Architectural and Construction Engineering (ACE) Scholarship in Construction and The Built Environment for 16-18 year old’s.

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New petition to save Whitechapel Bell Foundry

buildingWhitechapel Bell Foundry closed in June 2017, having cast bells in the East End for almost 450 years, but the East End Preservation Society is trying to secure its survival.

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IHBC’s free, first-timer ‘taster’ membership for students on IHBC Recognised Conservation Courses*

flyerIHBC offers free one-year, first-timer ‘taster’ memberships to students on IHBC Recognised Conservation Courses* – simply JOIN ONLINE HERE

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Reminder: IHBC’s top class priority CPD in the north west: Making accessibility accessible to the conservation professional… BOOK NOW for the NW Branch conference 2019: ‘Improving Accessibility’, Liverpool 10 Oct, for an accessible take on accessibility… with tours too!

Hear from speakers on a wide range of  interrelated themes, focussing on how to successfully overcome the accessibility barriers that can exclude groups from enjoying and experiencing historic buildings or sites or participating in heritage activities.

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See more #IHBCNottingham2019 on video, now including conservation threats and legislation: More 2019 Day School content from IHBC’s YouTube channel

person IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’ included the Day School exploration of legal issues: ‘Saving Heritage Assets in Disrepair – the legal powers’, by Nigel Hewitson Planning Solicitor, and the ‘Destruction of Heritage Assets: the legal consequences’, by Charles Mynors, Lawyer, all now available on IHBC’s YouTube channel.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1.4M+ opportunities this week: Services for Birmingham Hippodrome sought, closing 04/10

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, while the IHBC Director’s top pick features a call for architectural services for Birmingham Hippodrome, closing 04/10.

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IHBC CPD boost: DBW on ‘Design and build: feasibility studies’

websiteDesigning Buildings Wiki (DBW), IHBC’s partner platform in our Conservation Wiki, has offered its 10,000 registered users – including interested IHBC members – guidance on ‘Design and build: Feasibility studies’.

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Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020: THA’s September Heritage Chat on ‘Regeneration of Historic High Streets’

street sceneThis month’s Heritage Chat from England’s heritage link body, The Heritage Alliance (THA), takes place on Thursday 19th September, 13.00-14.00.

image: Brighton – IHBC SE Branch

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European Heritage Awards 2020 – Last chance to vote: Closing 15 Sept

websiteVoting in the 2020 European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards closes on 15 September, with categories covering conservation, research, personal dedication and education.

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Reminder: Applications for Churchill Fellowships close 17 September

Applications for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) Churchill Fellowships – a unique opportunity open to all UK adult citizens – will close on 17 September.

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New Heritage Minister – Helen Whately MP

personHelen Whately MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 10 September 2019, while in other changes, Zac Goldsmith has been promoted to Minister of State within the DEFRA.

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HES launches Caerlaverock Castle app: ‘Castle Quest

cgi scene and figuresAs part of the current £12million investment plan from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) ot has recently launched an augmented reality app – Castle Quest – which provides a new enhanced visitor experience for Caerlaverock Castle.

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IHBC’s Twitter followers pass 10.5k… and why this is good news for everyone!

IHBC’s Twitter account, @IHBCtweet, has passed 10,500 followers, which offers more great news on the strength and breadth of our network and one success of the services we offer to members and the sector!

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Don’t forget IHBC London’s 2019 conference: ‘From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond’ – Conserving Post-war Buildings & Places, 2 October

flyerThe IHBC London Branch conference for 2019, bauhaustobrutalism.ihbc.org.uk – #IHBCBauhaustoBrutalism, will offer critical CPD around the thorny but topical issue of ‘conserving post-war buildings and places’, over a programme of talks, challenges, networking and more, with content ranging from thermal performance to building regulations, with the day sponsored by Lichfields and taking place at the Royal College of Physicians on Wednesday 2 October.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Experts refuse to list Wolverton’s controversial Agora as an historic building

websiteMKCITIZEN has reported on why Historic England rejected the case to list the controversial Wolverton Agora Centre as a building of historic interest.

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IHBC CPD boost, on ‘planned preventative maintenance’ (PPM) and technology, from construction’s mainstream and via DBW

person on constrcution building elevatorDesigning Buildings Wiki (DBW), IHBC’s partner platform in our Conservation Wiki, has highlighted to its 10,000 registered users a recent take on mainstream construction practice in ‘planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and technology’ that may offer useful CPD insights to IHBC members less familiar with these processes. 

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: Annotating and revealing the historic landscape – and reproducing it – from the Highlands and Islands

landscape with annotationsIHBC’s Context covering the Scottish Highlands and Islands offers insights from Kenneth McElroy, Director of the Caithness Broch Project on what that project can teach us about how a voluntary grass roots organisation, looking to construct a ‘full scale replica’ of the remnant, can help reveal historic values for diverse audiences.

image: Context 158, p24 – Caithness Broch Project

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England’s councils accused of ‘restricting’ retail to residential conversions

shopfrontLocal authorities are preventing developers from converting retail space into residential property because of scepticism over ‘Permitted Development Rights’, a private wealth law firm says, as reported by LocalGov.

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