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IHBC’s Context on ‘Building Services’ now out: your next best CPD boost before the Nottingham School, and check out the new design styling too!

IHBC’s next membership journal Context is out, offering critical CPD updates in practice areas linked to its ‘Building Services’ theme, looking at issues of the often hidden details that help our buildings function properly, from sewage and water to lighting … Continue reading

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Look ahead to Brighton 2020 and ‘Old Town : New Futures’: Join the Heritage2020 – #HeritageChat 20 June – Heritage and the High Street

Anyone looking to attend the IHBC’s 2020 School in Brighton might be interested in some early CPD preparation by joining the Heritage Alliance’s ‘Heritage2020’ #HeritageChat on 20 June, which takes as its subject ‘Heritage and the High Street’, a timely … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Historic Belper tea rooms (almost) set to be demolished and replaced with new building

Belper’s historic tea rooms – derelict for nearly four decades – are finally set to be demolished and replaced with a new building, reports the Belper News.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘Rochdale Reimagined’, as architecture students put forward new designs for town centre heritage sites

Masters degree students at the Manchester School of Architecture have re-imagined historic heritage sites in Rochdale and put forward new designs for heritage sites in the town centre to help breathe new life into the area, and will showcase 50 … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD ‘Bauhaus centenary’ boost, no. 2: ‘Bauhaus Bookshelf’ makes works accessible that continue to inspire designers worldwide

IHBC members can secure more free online CPD-linked learning tied to the Bauhaus in its centenary year – and download copies of original Bauhaus books, journals, manifestos & ads – by following the CPD boost from Open Culture below.

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NI’s Department for Communities contributes to AHF’s Heritage Impact Fund

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is delighted to announce that Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities, through its Historic Environment Division, is to contribute £300,000 towards the recently launched Heritage Impact Fund (HIF).

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Protecting the Scottish countryside: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £250,000 for projects that support developer decisions in the Scottish countryside. image: Fiona Newton

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New Heritage Partnership Agreement signed at King’s Cross Station

Then Heritage Minister Michael Ellis attended the signing of a Heritage Partnership Agreement (HPA) at King’s Cross Station with Historic England, Network Rail and Camden Council, with the HPA helping ensure efficient future management of the nationally significant site by … Continue reading

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European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2019: Winners announced

The winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2019 were announced by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, as 25 laureates from 16 countries have been recognised for their impressive accomplishments in conservation, research, dedicated service, and … Continue reading

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Post Hackitt proposals from MHCLG: ‘Building a safer future’ – consultation on reform of the building safety regulatory system, closing 31 July

England’s Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) seeks views on proposals for a radically new building and fire safety system, with the consultation closing 31 July.

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Clore Leadership: Bursaries for Emerging Heritage Leaders – Applications open

CLORE Leadership is now inviting applications for their next Emerging Leaders and Leadership Intensive residential courses, a programme supported by Historic England and with bursaries now available.

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NCT: Enter your church building project for the 2019 UK Church Architecture Awards: Closing 1 July

The National Churches Trust (NCT) is seeking entries for works such as new church extensions, re-ordering schemes or major repairs or conservation projects for the 2019 UK Church Architecture Awards, closing 1 July. image: NCT website

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Plastic road built on new housing development

Springfield Properties has become the UK’s first house builder to use waste plastic to build a road on a housing development.

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IHBC congratulates Malcolm Airs on OBE appointment: Your institute’s past president, past chair, and much more

The IHBC has congratulated Malcolm Airs – Past President and past Chair of the IHBC and emeritus professor of conservation and the historic environment at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, as well as contributor  to the most recent edition of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Green panel convenor highlights new consultation on Private Rented Sector regulations for England and Wales

John Preston, IHBC Green Panel convenor, has highlighted to members the coming consultation on the ‘Trajectory for the Private Rented Sector’ regulations in England and Wales, in particular the imminent discussion of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and other issues at … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘HESPR’ pick from £1.4M+ costed opportunities this week: Anglesey Column Trust (ACT) seeks service provider for Marquess of Anglesey’s Column, closing 3/07, value £800K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week features a call from the Anglesey Column … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (2019 School) doorstep’: Dramatic pictures show huge structure lifted onto roof of Nottingham’s ‘most secret’ building

Dramatic pictures show the moment a huge temporary framework was added to one of Nottingham’s most beautiful historic buildings, Bromley House – the city’s oldest subscription library – all in the dead of the night, reports Nottinghamshire Live.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (Vic Soc’s Yorkshire) doorstep’:  Society ‘deeply concerned’ by review of Sheffield’s 38 conservation areas

The Yorkshire Post has reported on how the Victorian Society has accused Sheffield Council of showing ‘disregard’ for conservation areas in the city’, which it says is evidenced by a plethora of tower schemes in or next to conservation areas … Continue reading

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Manchester tops land use table to develop over a third of its green belt

Manchester has become the first city in England to develop more than a third of its Green Belt, analysis of new figures by modular homes developer Project Etopia reveals, Planning, BIM & Construction Today (pbctoday) reveals.

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Wales’ Local Planning Authorities lack resilience to deliver long-term improvements, says Auditor General

Planning services in Wales are struggling to manage a complex system in the face of insufficient capacity and reducing resources according to a new report by the Auditor General for Wales.

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Government accused of trying to ‘rig’ public consultation on Westminster Holocaust Memorial plans

The Government has been accused of trying to ‘rig’ the public consultation on plans to build a Holocaust memorial Centre in Westminster, after a private company – hired to help ‘public engagement’ – oversaw a sudden huge surge in supportive … Continue reading

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NCT urges churches to participate in High Streets HAZs scheme

Churches are being urged by the National Churches Trust (NCT) to take part in new Heritage Action Zones (HAZs) scheme to help historic high streets. image: Ledbury by Joanna Theobald

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Homeowners spent £12,374 on home improvements in 2018, says Sainsbury’s Bank

Over the last five years Sainsbury’s Bank Personal Loans has seen 30% of its personal loans taken out to fund home improvements, and while the volume of loans taken out for this purpose has remained fairly steady since 2014, the … Continue reading

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‘Permitted development’ undermines local planning, council chiefs say

Local authority leaders have criticised the Government’s decision to allow homeowners and businesses to extend their properties without going through local planning departments. image: Open Government Licence v 3.0

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Victorian Society kick starts ‘Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings Campaign’, for England and Wales

Nominations for our annual Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings campaign are now open, as the Victorian Society asks residents in England and Wales to nominate threatened Victorian buildings for their Top 10 Endangered Buildings of 2019 list.

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