Daily Archives: 08/09/2018

IHBC London Branch Conference launched and booking open: ‘Creative Conservation: Partnerships and Public Value’, 4 Oct – Places limited and values high!

The IHBC’s London Branch has launched another salvo in its renowned series of IHBC CPD-led conservation conferences, as it explores ‘Creative Conservation: Partnerships and Public Value’ at the Royal College of Physicians, on Thursday 4 October, with leading speakers and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ skills review: Specialist areas and skills in demand, from design and project management to regulation and more.

To help profile career opportunities across the conservation and heritage sectors, the IHBC now offers regular reviews of job openings and staff appointments featured in our celebrated – and very cost-effective – ‘Jobs etc.’ service, with many posts still open … Continue reading

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IHBC supports LPOC petition on VAT reductions for LBs: ‘…it is perverse that repairs should be subject to VAT when new development is not’.

The IHBC is calling for signatories to the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) petition to the Chancellor for reduced VAT on select listed building (LB) works, with the IHBC’s Chair stating that ‘it is perverse that repairs should be subject … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £300K+ costed work this week: ChurchCare seeks IHBC/IOSH Project Manager for St Martin of Tours, Womersley – closing 12/09

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

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IHBC’s ‘heritage from the (international) doorstep’: Ireland’s most expensive house (d. 1902) to be demolished for new-build mansion (d. 2019?) thrice the size.

Walford, a c,1902 house in Dublin’s most sought-after area, Ballsbridge, sold for €58m in 2005 before billionaire Dermot Desmond bought it for €14.25m in 2016, is now to be demolished and replaced by a new-build, as planners say it ‘does … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IHMO’ signpost 1: ‘What if mothers or teenagers designed our cities?’

An opinion piece in the Guardian by Christine Murray (founder of the Women in Architecture Awards) invites us to consider what our cities would look like if cities reflected their diverse populations, prompted by a recent architectural visualisation of a … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IHMO’ signpost 2: IHBC 2018 School Friend UAH on contingency plans post-Belfast fire & the sad fate of local heritage

Nikki McVeigh of Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH), the national amenity society, has criticised the lack of forward planning surrounding the Belfast Bank Buildings Fire, and in an opinion piece in the Belfast Telegraph asks ‘Why the partial destruction of Primark … Continue reading

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Redrock Stockport – 2018 Carbuncle Cup ‘winner’

The 2018 winner of the Carbuncle Cup is Redrock Stockport, a £45m leisure complex and car park designed by BDP for the local council. image: DBW website

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Sharing land value with communities: An open letter of advocacy to England’s SoS for housing etc.

An open letter has been sent to England’s Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, signed by 16 leading campaign organisations from across the political spectrum, from the CPRE to Shelter, calling for … Continue reading

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Accessible consultation: An ‘Easy Read’ version of Scotland’s ‘Culture Strategy’: Closing 19/09!

The Scottish Government has issued an easy read version of the consultation document on the development of a Culture Strategy for Scotland, the consultation on which closes on 19 September.

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