Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC’s ‘CPD Prompt’, out of Context: Balancing heritage, tourism and economic development, while ‘taking the breath away’!

In a recent issue of IHBC’s Context – on the Scottish Highlands and Islands – Cliff Hague, past President of  the RTPI, explains how there are few places in the world that better encompass the challenges of conservation than northern … Continue reading

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Now online: IHBC’s Nottingham School video introduction to our practitioners’ ToolBox, by Policy Chair Roy Lewis

The first IHBC ‘Spotlight’ in the 3019 Nottingham school was a video session exploring the diverse applications of the IHBC’s ToolBox resource, the essential but accessible interface to the contents of IHBC’s c.30,000+ web pages, introduced in 5 minutes by … Continue reading

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Don’t forget: IHBC’s HESPR-linked service promotion is now even more accessible to clients that use our map-based search

IHBC members, colleagues and client bodies can now find the office locations of HESPR members – IHBC’s Historic Environment Service Provider Recognition (HESPR) scheme – using our new map-based facility. 

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Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020: Great British High Street Awards 2019 – Judges revealed

Judges have been announced to select winners of the Great British High Street Awards 2019 from a shortlist of 40 finalists. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Durham CC to spend £1.1M backing the revamp of historic Pitman’s Parliament

Chronicle live  has reported on how the local Grade-II listed Durham Miners’ Hall, known as Redhills, is both a local and national heritage treasure, as Durham County Council (CC) is to spend £1.1 million on backing the revamp of this … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: Virtual reality building – ‘Is VR the future of construction’?

Pbctoday has offered one take on how virtual reality (VR) might be used in the construction industry, and how it could become even more useful in the future.

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LAST CHANCE (almost)! IHBC’s 2019 Gus Astley Student Award closes Wednesday (31/07)! Submit your heritage/development coursework for possible £500 cash and free Brighton 2020 School

Don’t miss the deadline – submit your heritage-development coursework for a chance to receive £500 in cash plus a free place at next year’s IHBC Annual School – #IHBCBrighton2020. See below for full details: IHBC’s 2019 Gus Astley Student Award: … Continue reading

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IHBC consultation response to Welsh Government on ‘Easy access to listed buildings in Wales’

The IHBC has submitted its response to the consultation draft from Welsh Government  updating its guidance on access to listed buildings in Wales.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £370K+ costed opportunities this week: Architectural services for conversion of GII St Mary’s Church, Bangor, for theatre support, closing 27/08, valued £150K

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 Cyngor Gwynedd Council … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Heritage features ‘destroyed’ during homes revamp on Neave Brown estate – under HPA??

The Camden New Journal has highlighted how Neave Brown-designed kitchen workstations in the historic Alexandra and Ainsworth council estate, listed Grade II* since 1993, have been sledgehammered during refurbishment works, while the council has been reported as saying that the … Continue reading

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IHBC seeks Rural Panel lead volunteer: ‘Help us make a difference’ in rural policy and advocacy across the UK, while helping build both your learning and our rural communities

Much of the IHBC’s work is built on the contributions of active and informed volunteers who help care for heritage in local communities, and now the IHBC is seeking a volunteer interested in rural heritage policy and advocacy to lead … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School – ‘Old Towns : New Futures’ – #IHBCBrighton2020: Airbnb-style shop platform founder says landlords must embrace pop-up trend to keep high streets alive

Ross Bailey, the founder of an Airbnb-style platform for shops says landlords need to embrace the trend of pop-up stores to stop the high street dying, looking to a theme central to the IHBC’s next Annual School, Brighton 2020, on … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2019 Gus Astley Student Award: deadline next Wednesday (31/07)! Submit your heritage/development coursework for possible £500 cash and free Brighton 2020 School

Simply submit your heritage or related coursework (from history to design and beyond) for cash and a free place at the IHBC’s 2020 Brighton School! See the full entry details below: Don’t forget: IHBC’s 2019 Gus Astley Student Awards close … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Appeal for memories of Bishop Auckland: with a personal pitch via HE (and IHBC)

An appeal is being made for people to share their recollections of the town, its people, places and events as part of a project to celebrate its history and heritage.

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IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School recap ‘in camera’ (and look ahead to Brighton 2020 and #IHBCBrighton2020): Catch 2020 School Spotlight preview on video, with IHBC SE Branch Chair

One of the three ‘IHBC Spotlight’ sessions at the 2019 Annual School in Nottingham was the  preview of the institute’s next School, Brighton 2020, on ‘Old towns : New futures’, presented by IHBC’s South East (SE) Branch Chair Duncan Philips.

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IHBC’s update on the politics and presumptions around heritage change and conservation: The Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill

The second reading of the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill has taken place in the House of Lords, with the Government now committing to bring forward a heritage-linked amendment ‘that strikes a balance between the preservation and protection of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2019 Gus Astley Student Awards close 31 July: Last chance approaches… so submit heritage/HE/development coursework for possible £500 cash and free Brighton 2020 School

Simply submit your heritage, historic environment (HE) or related coursework (from history to design, development and beyond) for cash prizes and a free place at the IHBC’s 2020 Brighton School!

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £8.5M+ costed opportunities this week: Asset & Property Income Generation Strategy for Port Sunlight sought, closing 23/07, valued £30K

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 Port Sunlight Village … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Green light for 60 caravans near GII* listed Suffolk church due to coastal erosion threats

A Suffolk holiday park has been given the go-ahead to build a large caravan site near a Grade II* (GII*) listed church, as the threat from coastal erosion meant that ‘a number of its static caravans and lodges were [otherwise] … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new Guidance Notes launched at Nottingham’s 2019 School Spotlights: on ‘Retrofitting’ and on climate change ‘Sources’… and now also on School video!

The IHBC has launched two new Guidance Notes, on Retrofitting of Traditional Buildings and Climate Change and Older Buildings – Key Sources, as one of the three ‘IHBC Spotlight’ sessions at the 2019 Annual School in Nottingham.

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BOOKING OPEN – IHBC North West Branch Day Conference: ‘Improving Accessibility – Overcoming the Barriers to Heritage’, 10th October 2019, Liverpool

The IHBC’s North West Branch has launched its Day Conference for 2019, on ‘Improving Accessibility – Overcoming the Barriers to Heritage’, which will include local tours of sites, and takes place on 10th October in the Liverpool Medical Institution.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plan to protect Plymouth’s post-war buildings from developers

Plymouth’s post-war architecture could be protected from developers under moves to create a new conservation area in the city centre, in plans covered by Plymouth News.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plans to build homes at Kersey Mill recommended for refusal by parish council

Revised plans to build two houses and garages on a horse paddock at Kersey Mill have been opposed by the parish council, writes the Suffolk Free Press.

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IHBC CPD boost from DBW: Invitation to Tender for construction contracts

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – IHBC’s partner in our Conservation Wiki  – has reviewed content of an Invitation to Tender for Construction Contracts.

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IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham Annual School opens and closes, as records break and spotlights beam

Early feedback indicates that as well as being one of the IHBC’s most populous Schools – thanks not least to the IHBC’s new forward planning strategies and the skills-focussed hosting by the IHBC’s East Midlands Branch – the IHBC’s 2019 … Continue reading

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