Daily Archives: 20/10/2018

IHBC 2019 Nottingham Annual School: Homepage, venue and promotional pages launched – promotional opportunities open now; delegate booking opens February

Opening webpages for the IHBC’s 2019 School in Nottingham – on 4th-6th July 2019 on the theme of ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’- have been launched, offering an extended Homepage with links to venues and promotional opportunities, to … Continue reading

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IHBC, HE & ALGAO’s LA conservation stats out now – 2018

Local Authority conservation capacity in England: A small annual increase in conservation capacity follows years of conservation cuts.  But still aggregates at 35% cuts over the last 12 years.

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IHBC South Branch reminder… on ‘Yearning for Timelessness’ – ‘…new architecture in historic settings…’, in talks and visits: 26 Oct, Oxford

IHBC South Branch on ‘Yearning for Timelessness…’: New architecture in historic settings, in talks and visits in Oxford, 26 Oct

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IHBC welcomes Gus Astley Student Award judge for 2018 (and 2019 Annual School presentations): Ingval Maxwell OBE, COTAC Chair

The IHBC is delighted to welcome as judge for the 2018 IHBC Gus Astley Student Awards – and guest at the 2019 Nottingham Annual School where the Awards will be presented – Ingval Maxwell OBE, Chair of COTAC (Council on … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: Build your skills, and profile, by contributing to Conservation Wiki (and DBW) – With a handy guide on writing articles

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki and supported also by other leading industry organisations including ICE, CIOB, BRE, CIAT and BSRIA’ – also offers a handy guide on contributing articles, which can help your … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £2m+ costed work this week: Sunderland City Council for the Project Evaluation of Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Scheme – closing 23/11, valued at £40,000.

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 doorstep’: MP demands – Don’t sell off GII* listed Woolwich Barracks

The South London Press & Mercury has highlighted how MP Matthew Pennycook, who represents Greenwich and Woolwich, has attracted thousands of signatures to a petition to Government against the closure of Grade II* (GII*) listed Woolwich Barracks.

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Hackitt reports: ’… truly shocked’ by construction industry standards, calls for ‘stronger powers of enforcement, to provide more deterrent to cost-cutting’

Dame Judith Hackitt has told a conference she was ‘truly shocked’ by standards in the construction industry when researching her report – the ‘Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’ – and called for ‘stronger powers of enforcement, to … Continue reading

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CITB: Scotland’s iconic buildings set to benefit from sought-after stonemasonry skills

A new Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) partnership has been launched in Edinburgh to help meet the demand for stonemasonry skills to protect and preserve Scotland’s iconic buildings.

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Plymouth’s historic Drake’s Island fortress on sale for £6m

An historic island fortress has been put up for sale with a guide price of £6m.

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Report ‘Meanwhile, in London: Making use of London’s empty spaces’ now out

A report by Nicolas Bosetti and Tom Colthorpe ‘Meanwhile, in London: Making use of London’s empty spaces’ has been launched, which looks at planning in the public realm, accommodating growth, community and public services.

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Historic England Angel Awards finalists out: Public vote now open

The Historic England Angel Awards, founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and are co-funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, celebrate the efforts of people taking action to champion their local heritage, while for the 2018 Awards there are 15 finalists … Continue reading

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Cambridge University completes restoration of college gatehouse

One of Cambridge University’s imposing college gates at Christ’s College Cambridge has been restored with a ‘paint job’ that has taken four years to complete.

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