Second preview of IHBC’s Brighton Day School, 19 June: ‘Economics’ insights, from Paul McTernan (SLR, regeneration economics) and Adala Leeson (HE, funding economics)… & even more Spotlights

IHBC’s 2020 Brighton School conference, ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ sponsored by HESPR member Heritage Collective, explores the challenging topic of our towns and urban centres, with the Day School’s ‘Economics’ theme led by SLR consultancy’s Paul McTernan, offering a private sector adviser’s take on local government regeneration economics, and Historic England’s (HE) Adala Leeson, on funding economics in bidding etc., all supplemented by the IHBC’s Spotlight launch of a new IHBC ToolBox Note.

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More Ramsgate signpost to IHBC’s 2020 Brighton School: A bookish background to the IHBC SE Branch Ramsgate, HAZ and AGM Day (and Brighton 2020 ‘pre-School’), March 13

Kent’s Ramsgate, designated a Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) by Historic England and the focus of the IHBC’s South East (SE) Branch’s day conference and AGM on 13 March – a Brighton 2020 ‘pre-School’ event – also is the focus of a forthcoming book from Historic England, previewed here by Kent Life.

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Deadline in 8 days for IHBC Marsh Awards for 2020

Don’t forget the IHBC Marsh Awards for 2020: ‘Your new chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, closing 29 Feb 2020

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Some light preparation for #IHBCBrighton2020, a Scotland Blog on some shops through the centuries!

A shopfront, in its simplest form, is a door with a window and a signboard, and The Engine Shed take at a ‘bloggish’ look at some of Scotland’s shops through the centuries.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick, from £420K+ costed opportunities: DC seeks Landscape Character Assessment, 11/03

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week features call from a District Council (DC) in England for a Landscape Character Assessment of a combined city and council area, closing 11 March.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Decision to be made on £3m restoration of Crystal Palace Park Subway

The latest bid to revitalise the historic Crystal Palace Subway is set to be decided, notes The Bromley Times, with councillors to consider tipping millions of pounds into the project.

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Improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens for 2021 agreements

fields and treesFarmers and land managers are being encouraged to apply for an agreement under a simplified 2021 Countryside Stewardship scheme to help them protect the environment.

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Half of councils unsure of their carbon footprint: ECA

graphicAlmost half of local authorities in England do not know their own carbon footprint, according to a freedom of information request from leading engineering services trade body ECA.

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The Conservation Hierarchy framework: Biodiversity Net Gain through UK construction projects

The Conservation Hierarchy is a new framework developed by the University of Oxford to help construction projects achieve Biodiversity Net Gain, improving infrastructure while protecting and enhancing the natural environment. 

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Tony Burton CBE appointed as Interim Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund

The Secretary of State has appointed Tony Burton as Interim Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund from the 20th December 2019 to the 20th August 2020.

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HE’s ‘Heritage -The Foundation for Success – Modern Infrastructure and the Historic Environment’ now out

Historic England (HE) has issued guidance on the planning of modern infrastructure in the context of the historic environment which takes into account an understanding of the historic significance of an existing place.

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HS2 Ltd seeks ‘Expressions of Interest’ for salvage of ‘historic building materials’

HS2 imageWhilst the amount of destruction caused by HS2 is regretted by many, HS2 Ltd now seeks organisations interested in receiving salvaged building materials that may become available in the course of enabling works.

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IHBC 2020 AGM Brighton 19 June: Trustee nominations open till 20 April

IHBC logoAt each Annual General Meeting (AGM) the IHBC elects, re-elects or appoints trustees and officers who are nominated and voted in by Full Members of the institute, and as nominations to the next AGM – at our 2020 School in the Brighton Metropole Hotel on 19 June – close on 20 April, all members are asked please engage with this key moment in the IHBC’s year, as voter, officer or supporter according to role, interests and capacity.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: HE ‘gives Lutterell Hall GII listed status’

The West Bridgford Wire is celebrating ther news that, following an application to Historic England Lutterell Hall has been listed Grade II (GII), thanks to Historic England.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘Virtual tenement’ app being developed to help ensure repairs to crumbling Edinburgh homes

The Edinburgh News has reported on an app that is being drawn up by developers on behalf of the city council to create a ‘virtual tenement’, to help bring the city’s stock of crumbing tenements up to standard.

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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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IHBC‘s IMHO signpost: Environmental innovation in the construction sector

Aidan Bell, co-founder of ‘sustainable construction material company Envirobuild’, provides an in-depth guide to environmental innovation in the construction sector in pbctoday. Continue reading

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THA continues to improve the Heritage Funding Directory

logoLucy Inskip, The Heritage Alliance (THA) Communications Assistant, is continuing to improve the Heritage Funding Directory, a partnership project from The Heritage Alliance and the Architectural Heritage Fund supported by the Historic Houses Foundation.

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Coalition launches new Climate Emergency Design Guide

A new guide provides a blueprint on how the construction industry can react to the climate emergency with The Climate Emergency Design Guide published by LETI – the London Energy Transformation Initiative.

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£1 billion of finance to support small and medium sized builders

The £1 billion guarantee scheme set-up by the government ensures enough credit is available to allow smaller housebuilders to enter the market.

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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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Medical Humanities Awards to celebrate projects improving health and wellbeing

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in association with Wellcome, has launched the Medical Humanities Awards for 2020, a national award celebrating the contribution of the arts and humanities to improving healthcare, health and wellbeing.

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EPSON publishes final report on Material Cultural Heritage as a resource

EPSON has published the final report on ‘The Material Cultural Heritage as a Strategic Territorial Development Resource’.

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BBC Review: Turner exhibition in Twickenham house designed by the artist

The BBC has reviewed a show at the house designed by the artist Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham Turner and the Thames’.

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Serious about your staffing plans or career direction? Stay ahead on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, with interdisciplinary conservation roles across urban, church, regulatory and consultancy roles, and much more!

To help heritage and conservation employers and practitioners across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities posted on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, with recent offerings covering practice areas from administration to management, and conservation skills from heritage and planning advice to surveying and project management, so sign up for free alerts today and ‘stay ahead’ with the IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ service!

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