Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1.6M+ costed opportunities this week: Education building sought for Welsh country park, closing 11/10

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 this week features a call for a country park timber education building … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (watery) doorstep’: Historic England joins in fight for Brantham Decoy Pond

Campaigners’ money to protect an ancient lake from a housing development has been refunded after Historic England decided to take the fight into its own hands, as reported by the Braintree and Witham Times.

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Thinking ahead to IHBC’s 2020 School & #IHBCBrighton2020: Rochdale Market to close as trader numbers and revenue continue to fall

Rochdale Market, Greater Manchester, is being closed with the last trading day set for Monday, 14 October 2019 as trader numbers and revenue continue to fail.

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IHBC signpost to BRE (and IHBC!) in Wales: Update on ‘Delivering… decarbonization…’, from Swansea, city of IHBC’s 2022 ‘Technical’ School and #IHBCSwansea2022

BRE has reported on the latest roundtable discussion on the programme ‘Delivering on the decarbonisation agenda in the built environment in Wales — Frameworks to build a better Britain’, which was hosted in Swansea, planned venue for the IHBC’s 2022 … Continue reading

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IHBC supports new Climate Heritage Network launch: Edinburgh 24-25/10

IHBC to Exhibit and Present at the upcoming Climate Heritage Network Launch Event in Edinburgh 24-25 October.

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Don’t forget: IHBC’s HESPR-linked service promotion is now even more accessible to clients when using 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.        image: Google Maps

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Cash boost to secure Workington Hall’s future

A six figure cash injection will secure the future of an iconic Workington building, Workington Hall, according to the News and Star.

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IHBC CPD boost: DBW on UK construction laws… briefly

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), IHBC’s partner platform in our Conservation Wiki, has offered its 10,000 registered users ‘A brief guide to UK construction laws’, that may be of special use to those IHBC members seeking an overview of mainstream construction … Continue reading

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More echoes from #IHBCNottingham2019: Medieval Norfolk church St Mary Wimbotsham gutted by fire

A 12th Century Norfolk church, St Mary the Virgin Wimbotsham has been gutted by a fire, highlighting the ongoing relevance if the IHBC’s Nottingham 2019 School on Heritage Risk and Resilience’.

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IHBC’s IMHO signpost to Ireland: Where slow architecture grows…

The critical culture of Irish architecture, so painstakingly developed over the last half century, is now under threat of starvation, writes Shane O’Toole as he looks ahead from Dublin, 1974…

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IHBC’s newest Context now out from #IHBCNottingham2019 + Past Chair’s new feature, ‘Inter alia’, Student Award-winning project in Kent, and more

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out,  exploring and reviewing our 2019 Annual School in Nottingham, on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’, while this issue also offers authoritative and accessible takes on stand-alone issues such as … Continue reading

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Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc’ review: Posts from Estates Compliance and DAC Assistants to building inspectors, surveyors and more!

Helping conservation careers and heritage employers across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities posted on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc’ service, and recent offerings extend from Estates Compliance Manager (HES) to Arup’s Senior Built … Continue reading

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REMINDER: BOOK NOW for IHBC’s top notch CPD conference from the NW: Authoritative takes on ‘Accessibility’ – barriers to solutions – Liverpool, 10 Oct… with tours too!

The North West (NW) Branch of the IHBC has put together a comprehensive programme for its 2019 annual conference – ‘Improving Accessibility – Overcoming the Barriers to Heritage’ – in Liverpool on 10 October, ‘on how to successfully overcome the accessibility barriers … Continue reading

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REMINDER BOOKING CLOSES MONDAY 30 SEPT: IHBC London’s 2019 conference: ‘From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond’ – Conserving Post-war Buildings & Places, 2 October

Last chance to book for IHBC London Branch’s ever popular annual conference – this year the theme of which is ‘From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond:  Conserving Post-War Buildings and Places’. BOOK before 7pm Monday 30 September 2019

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See more #IHBCNottingham2019 on video, on ‘Digital technology for future proofing’: New 2019 Day School content online from IHBC’s YouTube channel

IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’ included the Day School presentation by Lyn Wilson of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) on ‘Digital technology for future proofing against disaster’, now available on IHBC’s YouTube channel.

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REMINDER: 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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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £2.4M+ opportunities this week: Flintshire feasibility study, closing 1/10, valued £6k

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 feasibility study from Flintshire intended to help create ‘sustainable tourism … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plymouth’s Everyman Cinema a step closer to opening

The boutique cinema chain Everyman will be coming to the Grade 1 listed Royal William Yard in Plymouth, reports Plymouth Live.

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COTAC’s 60th Anniversary Conference: ‘… Future of heritage conservation…’ – Stirling, 6/7 Nov, supported by HES, IHBC and more…

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

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More free CPD member benefits for IHBC at ‘The Scottish Listed Property Show’: Free places for members, and opportunities to volunteer – Edinburgh, 26/10

The IHBC is delighted to continue its CPD partnership with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC), with free places for members at ‘The Scottish Listed Property Show’, in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on 26 October 2019, where the IHBC will … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: £1.5m boost for regeneration of Bradford’s Conditioning House

A project to restore a major heritage building in Bradford, the Conditioning House, a Grade II listed warehouse and part of the Bradford City Centre Heritage Properties Scheme, is likely to get a £1.5 million boost.

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Thinking ahead to IHBC’s 2020 School & #IHBCBrighton2020: Retailers shut 2,870 stores in first half of 2019

The BBC has reported on research that shows about 16 shops closing every day as retailers restructure their businesses and more shopping moves online, new data that has a bearing on th 2020 IHBC Annual School, on ‘Old Towns : … Continue reading

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IHBC joins Fit for the Future, seeking mutual benefits from tighter links with a key environmental sustainability network

The IHBC has embarked on a 3-month trial membership of Fit for the Future, joining over 100 heritage organisations, venues and more in knowledge-sharing and collaborating on environmental sustainability, encompassing critical areas for conservation professionals that range from strategic asset … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £97M+ opportunities this week: Design Competition for Museum Group, closing 16/10, valued £1.8M

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 this week features a new heritage Design Competition, closing 16/10 and valued … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the barstool’: Kray Twins historic pub saved from last orders in major campaign, from The Mirror

The Mirror has reported on how ‘thirty-five boozers in London’s East End will now be protected from developers… some of them… the backdrop to major moments in British history.’

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