Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

Serious about your Heritage career… or the competition? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ updates, for all your conservation needs

To help conservation careers and heritage employers across the conservation and heritage sectors, the IHBC now offers regular reviews of job openings and staff appointments featured in our ‘Jobs etc.’ service, so if you are interested in a heritage related … Continue reading

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IHBC Branches: Support your local ‘Successful learners in heritage skills’ with a nomination to our Marsh Awards and a chance of £500 cash and a place at Nottingham’s 2019 School

IHBC Branches can celebrate successful local learners in heritage craft, trade and related conservation practices, with a nomination for IHBC’s Marsh Award for ‘Successful Learning in Heritage Skills’, closing on 28 February, offering a unique chance to secure the £500 … Continue reading

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IHBC’s President’s ‘Confessions’ grace latest Historic England Online Debate… No 8: Interim protection for historic buildings before they can be listed

The new Historic England debate explores the potential for using interim protection measures to prevent harm to important historic buildings before they can be listed, with posts including the IHBC’s President’s ‘Confessions of a Conservation Officer’. image: David McDonald

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IHBC at London’s Listed Property Show: Recap and a huge thanks to our volunteers and leads!

The IHBC CPD partnership with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) has again secured free places for members and an IHBC stand at the London Listed Property Show, which took place at the Olympia on 9-10 February, and offered free … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £250K+ costed work this week: Chartered landscape architect sought for Sydney Gardens, Bath, closing 01/03, value £47k

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 Bath & North … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Controversial Halifax building earmarked for demolition granted listed status

The Halifax Courier has reported on how a building that Calderdale Council wants to demolish – part of key highway improvement works – has been listed by Historic England.

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IHBC members’ services ‘Checkup alert!’: Simple ways to be sure your IHBC NewsBlog email alerts read correctly, and keep up with our latest news, jobs and more!

Be sure you are making the most of the IHBC’s services by checking your digital setting – and take advantage of our 30k+ page website, Conservation Wiki, HESPR business listing, IHBC Jobs etc and our IHBC NewsBlogs for all your … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Save Parlington Campaigners celebrate Leeds CC’s green belt U-turn over Site Allocation Plan

The Yorkshire Evening Post has explored how campaigners claimed a ‘victory for people power’ after a U-turn by Leeds City Council (CC) over controversial plans to build thousands of homes on their leafy estate, as the Council turned its back … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2018 ‘Out of School CPD Boost’, in Context, No. 2: ‘Transforming Shared Heritage’

The third session of the IHBC Annual School in Belfast looked at successful projects where heritage-led transformation had played a part in ensuring that heritage was at the heart of the project values, so why not take some time to … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: SPAB’s free ‘repair’ publications now online

IHBC members can check out the suite of free downloadable publications from the SPAB aimed at giving practical help on a variety of common building repair issues.

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO signpost’: ‘Fake views’ from the Guardian, which sees lessons in the V&A’s Cast Court restoration

The V&A’s restoration of its masterly collection of replicas of great European works of art – from Trajan’s Column to Michelangelo’s David – is a timely reminder of the Victorians’ cultural Europhilia, The Guardian has argued.

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IHBC welcomes 2019 School speakers, on ‘Floods and flooding’: James Innerdale (interventions) & Helen Brownlie (case studies)

The IHBC has announced two speakers for the ‘flooding’ section of the 2019 Day School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’ in Nottingham on Friday 5 July: James Innerdale, on sensitive intervention for flood resilience, & Helen Brownlie, on … Continue reading

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Last chance for IHBC’s FREE CPD @ London’s Listed Property Show, Olympia, 9/10 Feb: SIGN UP IN ADVANCE for updates on Heritage Statements, Enforcement, ‘At risk’ & Policy developments.

Your last chance to take advantage of a free IHBC place at the London Listed Property Show (on 9-10 February in the Olympia). Simply email events@lpoc.co.uk  giving your name, company, job role, postal address, email and phone number and IHBC … Continue reading

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IHBC Branches: Celebrate your retired members with a nomination to our Marsh Awards

IHBC Branches can celebrate retired members who volunteer their time and skills with a nomination for IHBC’s Marsh Award for Community Contribution before 28 February, with £500 and a Full School place for the winner! 

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £1.16M costed work this week: Tywi Gateway Trust seeks Design Team for HLF funded Abergwili education centre, closing 11/03, value £125k (min)

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 Tywi Gateway Trust … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2018 ‘Out of School CPD Boost’ in Context, No.1: ‘Negotiating Shared Heritage’

The second session of the IHBC Annual School in Belfast looked at methods for negotiating the conference theme, ‘Our shared heritage’, recognising that negotiation is a key skill and competence for successful heritage project management.

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FREE CPD from IHBC at the London Property Show
From heritage statements & enforcement
to ‘at risk’ & new policy
Don’t forget to sign up in advance, 9/10 Feb, Olympia

Take advantage of a free IHBC place at the London Listed Property Show (on 9-10 February in the Olympia). Simply email events@lpoc.co.uk  giving your name, company, job role, postal address, email and phone number and IHBC Membership Number. (NB: otherwise … Continue reading

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From heritage statements & enforcement
to ‘at risk’ & new policy
Don’t forget to sign up in advance, 9/10 Feb, Olympia

IHBC signs up to LGA, Shelter & partners letter objecting to Permitted Development Rights relaxation proposals

Following a recent consultation on the relaxation of permitted development rights (PDR), ostensibly to facilitate housing, the IHBC has joined signatories such as Civic Voice to sign up to an open letter to the Minister, led by Shelter and the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School context: BRE’s QSAND post-disaster assessment and the UN’s Sustainable Development goals

BRE has reported that through QSAND -(Quantifying Sustainability in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters) a self-assessment tool to promote sustainable approaches to relief, recovery and reconstruction after a natural disaster – it is contributing to help achieve several UN Sustainable … Continue reading

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Don’t forget: IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2019 open until 31 July – Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2020 Brighton School… simply submit coursework online!

The IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award for 2019 has been launched, and, as usual, closes on 31 July, so if you have relevant coursework from any UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2018 OR 2019 – be … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Oldham Grade II listed mill called a ‘death trap’… to be demolished

The Oldham Times has reported on how an Oldham Grade II Listed Hartford Mill where there have been 250 emergency incidents in just three years – including arson, serious injury and a suicide – is to be demolished as councillors … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: Conservation Wiki on alternative futures for heritage

Heritage management and conservation rarely consider how different ways of assembling, curating, caring for, and designing the future relate to one another. How could this be done? Conservation Wiki writes about a research programme, some alternative perspectives and implications.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (celebrity) doorstep’: ‘Del Boy’ Sir David Jason calls for Only Fools and Horses tower to be protected

Sir David Jason has said it would be a ‘shame’ if the tower block featured in Only Fools And Horses is demolished and called for the building to be protected.

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IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School fires up with new speakers: Liz Davidson (Glasgow School of Art) and Steve Emery (‘what you really need to know’)

The IHBC has announced two speakers on fire-related issues for the 2019 Day School–July 4-6, on ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’ – with Liz Davidson covering ‘the most iconic recent case study, the Glasgow School of Art’ and Steve Emery exploring … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes High Court Liverpool ruling on status of conservation services’ advice: ‘Don’t pass on the law, or on your own conservation team’!

The overturning of Liverpool City Council’s consent for a 51-home redevelopment of a Grade II listed building centred on how conservation service advice must remain central in the conclusions of a planning authority, as ‘one of the key aspects of the … Continue reading

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