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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

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’, … Continue reading

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

The 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’

Designing 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’

This 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

Voting 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

Helen 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 … Continue reading

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HES launches Caerlaverock Castle app: ‘Castle Quest

As 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. image: HES

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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

The 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 … Continue reading

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

MKCITIZEN 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

Designing 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 … Continue reading

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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

IHBC’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’ … Continue reading

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

Local 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. image: IHBC South East Branch

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Scotland’s ‘Doors Open Day’… open at 30! Accessible, on-site CPD, commended by the IHBC

Scotland’s Doors Open Days kicked off its thirtieth birthday celebrations with a flower-filled Govanhill Baths, and offers a full website listing a wide range of regular and one-off opportunities for on-site CPD, accessible, free, and commended by the IHBC! 

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NLHF on young people and heritage: ‘Ways to meaningfully involve young people in heritage…’ with £10M pilot, ‘Kick the Dust’

Making heritage relevant to more – and more diverse – young people, is important says the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), which is why it set up ‘Kick the Dust’, a £10 million pilot programme to explore new ways of … Continue reading

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MHCLG appoints Tibbalds and Design Council for NPPF-linked visual design guide

Tibbalds and the Design Council have been appointed by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to develop a visual design guide that will form part of the revised Design Planning Practice Guidance (PPG), supporting the National Planning … Continue reading

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MHCLG Report on resistance to moisture in buildings published

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government(MHCLG) commissioned and has published research that investigated the moisture resistance of typical constructions in both new buildings and where insulation is retrofitted to existing buildings.

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Royal Albert Dock in lonely planet’s ultimate UK travels 2019

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool has been included in lonely Planet’s ‘Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist’ 2019. This esteemed book ranks the 500 most memorable and compelling sights and experiences across Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and the Channel Islands to creative a … Continue reading

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IHBC supports COTAC’s ‘… Future of heritage conservation…’ 60th Anniversary Conference – Stirling, 6-7 Nov, and talking too! 

The IHBC is helping support COTAC’s 60th anniversary conference – ‘A Digital Norm for the Future of Heritage Conservation…’ (Download) (Stirling, 6-7 November, with HES) – which will include the IHBC’s Director on the operation of the 1993 ICOMOS Guidelines, … Continue reading

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Reminder: IHBC’s free CPD at The Listed Property Show South West – free places, volunteer opportunities and more; Bristol 21/09

The IHBC is continuing its CPD partnership with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC), with free places for all members at The Listed Property Show South West, in Bristol on 21 September, and limited complimentary tickets – on request, so … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1.3M+ opportunities this week: Heritage Impact Assessments sought for Northampton, closing 16/09

The 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 three Heritage Impact Assessments in Northampton, closing 16/09.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (church) doorstep’: Norwich ‘Domesday Book’ church set for £200K revamp, thanks to NHCT

The Norwich Historic Churches Trust (NHCT) has secured a £218,000 grant towards repairs at St John de Sepulchre, ‘one of 25 in the city founded during the 10th century’.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Herefordshire art and heritage projects share £60,000 windfall

Five arts and heritage projects will benefit from a share of a £60,000 pot from the Herefordshire’s a Great Place ‘Hidden Gems’ grant scheme – co-funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, with support from Historic … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost via BEFS and OPIT: Heritage case studies from Scotland

Scotland’s historic environment attracts millions of visitors each year, creates a unique sense of place, and contributes to the economic and social well-being, so national link-body BEFS is maintaining an online reference resource of cases tied to the country’s plan … Continue reading

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