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IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School opens: ‘Our Shared heritage’ – Join in, in person or via social media

The IHBC’s 2018 Annual School – the institute’s annual UK-wide conference for conservation professionals, themed on ‘Our Shared Heritage’ and with HESPR member Heritage Collective as our main sponsor – has opened in Belfast, offering extensive tours for the 3 … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week: Canal and River Trust seeks Architects for restoration and redevelopment of the former waterway depot at Finsley Gate Wharf, Burnley, closing 02/07, value £300k

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring the call from Birmingham City … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Labour bid to save Maida Vale Studios

Labour has stepped in to stop the historic London building and recording studios, Maida Vale Studios, from being bulldozed as the BBC prepares to sell it, as reported by The Evening Standard. image: By John Andrew, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13656620   … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the platform’: BBC features St Pancras drinking fountain restoration

A historical water fountain outside London’s St Pancras International Station has been restored, and featured by BBC news.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the US doorstep’: CNN reports from ‘Inside Westminster Abbey’s $30M secret attic’, by Ptolemy

American news broadcaster CNN recently featured the ‘jewel-like tower’ that is Westminster Abbey’s ‘first new structural addition in 250 years’, designed by the abbey’s official surveyor – Ptolemy Dean – as, ‘tucked away in an intersection of the 1,000-year-old building’s … Continue reading

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Going to IHBC’s 2018 School in Derry-Londonderry on Saturday? New Derry Walls Management Plan launched 

An updated version of the Derry Walls management plan has been published, setting out practical information on how the walls are managed, delegation of responsibilities and what permissions are required to stage events or carry out works, complementing the Conservation … Continue reading

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Another ‘IHBC CPD Boost’ for the 2018 School: NI Branch Chair and School lead Andrew McClelland explores social takes on shared heritage in IHBC’s 2018 Yearbook 

In the IHBC’s 2018 Yearbook themed on the 2018 Belfast School topic, ‘Our Shared Heritage’, an article by IHBC Northern Ireland Branch Chair and lead School organiser, Andrew McClelland, looks at shared heritage from a social perspective.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Champions of Slough’s iconic Horlicks building lose fight for listed status

The campaign to secure the listing of Slough’s Horlicks building – its ‘iconic factory’ – has been unsuccessful, reports The Slough Observer. image: Chris Allen / Horlicks Factory CC BY-SA 2.0

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Heritage Collective, Principal Sponsor to IHBC’s 2018 School, will focus on delegate welcomes by staff

With eleven staff attending the 2018 Belfast School, Heritage Collective, Principal Sponsor of the School (and one of now 38 IHBC HESPR members!), reports that through its employees it looks forward to offering more personal welcomes to School delegates, marking … Continue reading

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‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ skills review: From Historic England’s ‘Taylor Review’ pilot posts to HESPR member Heritage Collective’s ‘Heritage Consultant’ opportunity 

To help profile career opportunities in the sector, the IHBC now offers regular reviews of job openings and staff appointments as featured in our IHBC Jobs etc. service, with many posts still open!

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A timely ‘IHBC CPD boost’ for Belfast 2018 from the BBC, featuring Belfast Buildings Trust’s ‘Carlisle Memorial’ case study 

The BBC has featured the recent rise in fortunes of Belfast’s Carlisle Memorial Methodist Church, of 1875 – designed by W.H. Lynn, a one-time partner of the more familiar Charles Lanyon – which is also a case study included the … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s pick from last week: Birmingham CC seeks conservation professional architectural services for GII* listed Highbury Hall, closing 22/06, value £400k 

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring the recent all from Birmingham … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Taunton Dean BC issues Urgent Works Notice to Tonedale House owners

The Somerset County Gazette has reported on how Taunton Dean Borough Council (BC) has served an Urgent Works Notice on the owners of a historic building, Tonedale House in Wellington, Somerset.

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IHBC & partners on Design & the NPPF –update on government ‘getting serious on design’

The IHBC and partners including Civic Voice, Place Alliance and the Urban Design Group, have written to the Secretary of State at England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) asking government ‘to use the opportunity provided by the … Continue reading

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Going to School in Belfast 2018? Don’t forget your CPD preparations 

The IHBC is continually exploring new support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at our Annual Schools – they are ‘Schools’ after all – and for 2018 members can now also prepare better for studies, talks, visits and networking by using … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Restoration of Sunderland’s Fulwell Mill sails complete 

The restoration of Sunderland’s historic Fulwell Mill – built in 1808 and closed to the public since 2012 on health and safety grounds – has taken a major step forward with the ‘replacement of its four sails completed’, the Sunderland … Continue reading

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IHBC’s fifth NewsBlog Branches Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

This 5th issue of our IHBC Branches Update reviews local CPD opportunities – and much more – currently on offer from our Branches across the UK! Members and non-members can browse IHBC Branch and partnering events ranging from the restoration … Continue reading

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Going to School in Belfast? Reminder: Don’t forget the CPD profile! 

The IHBC continues to develop new support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at our Annual Schools – they are ‘Schools’ after all – and for 2018 members can now assess projected skills and themes using a pilot CPD matrix suite, … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week: Lakeland Arts seeks QS services for Abbot Hall site, closing 11/06, value £80k 

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring Lakeland Arts calling for a … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘CPD boost’ on early learning, from DBW: Between the campus and the workplace – ‘Transition’ support and experiences for engineers

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, and one of the most popular construction industry websites –has featured ‘transition’ learning support strategies from the engineering sector that may be of interest to early career members, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: £750,000 boost for regeneration of Dundee’s historic buildings 

The Scottish Government has awarded Dundee £750,000 to help restore some of the city’s most historic buildings, reports the city’s Courier.

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IHBC’s 2018 AGM papers out: Annual Schools 2018 & 2019 

The IHBC’s 2018 AGM papers – to be scrutinised at the Annual General Meeting at 5.15pm on Friday 22 June 2018, at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road – have been issued to members, including nominations, financial summaries … Continue reading

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More IHBC members with benefits: 15% off ‘Building Conservation’ courses from CIOB Academy – 19/20 July (Glasgow); 17/18 Sept & 12/13 Nov (London)

The CIOB has continued its offer of 15% reductions for IHBC members attending its conservation courses, with a new event set for 19/20 July in Glasgow, alongside planned events in London on 17/18 September and 12/13 November.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plans to demolish Wrexham chapel for housing approved 

Plans to demolish a disused chapel in Ponciau, Wrexham to make way for housing have been approved, though ‘councillors lamented the disappearance of another place of worship from an area…’, as the Leader reports.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Walsall’s GII former Highgate Brewery back up for sale… with near £1m price tag 

The former Highgate Brewery, in Sandymount Road, Walsall, a Grade II listed building opened in 1898, is now being marketed with Birmingham-based property retailer Siddall Jones at £975,000 as it failed to sell at several auctions, The Express and Star … Continue reading

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