Daily Archives: 19/02/2019

IHBC 2019 Day School update: ‘On structures and structural failure’ at IHBC’s Nottingham School, with Ed Morton (ex Canterbury, York and Westminster to St Paul’s) and John Ruddy (case study)

The IHBC has announced the next round of speakers for the 2019 Day School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’, in Nottingham on 5 July, with renowned conservation engineers and IHBC Members Ed Morton and John Ruddy looking at … Continue reading

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New IHBC MATE session: ‘Free, Friendly, Flexible and Informed’ conservation accreditation support – NW Branch, Manchester 28/02

A new IHBC North West (NW) Branch Membership Application Training Event (MATE) session is scheduled in Manchester on 28 February (5.30-8.30pm), and as BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, please email Kate at lets@ihbc.org.uk by 21 February if interested.

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IHBC hosts stand at Cambridge’s central conservation area 50th Anniversary celebration: Free CPD and more!

The IHBC is delighted to host a stand as we help the council and local communities celebrate the 50th anniversary of Conservation Areas in Cambridge, on 27 February, at Cambridge’s Guildhall: all welcome though with the evening event by prior … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’ as Hastings schools gain awards from Historic England

The Hastings Observer has reported how schools from across the borough gathered at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery for the first Historic England Heritage Schools Awards.

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ signpost: Ageing gracefully – restorations which retain historical decay

Instead of making a neglected building look brand-new, why not refurbish it to preserve and showcase the damage worked by fires, damp, squatters and the passage of time says Ike Ijeh, for Building Review, while exploring the advantages of growing … Continue reading

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Brokenshire to intervene over ‘lamentable’ failures to publish local plans

The secretary state for communities James Brokenshire has written to Wirral and Thanet councils warning them that Whitehall intended to intervene over their failure to put local plans in place as, under the 2004 Act Local Plan, the 338 local … Continue reading

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Croydon Council plans to issue Article 4 Direction on HMO’s

Croydon Council plans to issue an Article 4 Direction to protect family homes from conversion into houses of multiple occupation (HMO).

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Uncertainty and declining confidence amongst small practices: RIBA publishes latest future trends survey results

The latest RIBA survey of architects indicates a considerable fall in optimism about their future workload.

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£38 million T Level Capital Fund launched for England

From 2020 young people taking T Levels – the technical equivalent of A levels – will benefit from a £38 million funding boost. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Historic Towns and Villages Forum (HTVF) invites applicants to Board: details by 4 March.

The Historic Towns and Villages Forum (HTVF) invites applicants to join its Board, with details to be submitted by 4 March.

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Former PRP boss Andy von Bradsky named the government’s head of architecture

Former PRP boss Andy von Bradsky has been named the government’s head of architecture in a £60,000 post created as part of ministers’ focus on beauty in built environment, and so ‘promote better design and style of homes’.

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Pattern Church to become a ‘resourcing church’ for Swindon

The former Pattern Store, a Grade 2 listed building constructed in 1897 for the Great Western Railway in Swindon, is to be turned into a new church for the town. image: Diocese of Bristol website

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MHCLG: Construction Products Regulation… if there is no Brexit deal

England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and local Government(MHCLG) has provided guidance with practical information on the legal requirements that would be required in a no deal scenario in relation to construction products. Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission … Continue reading

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British cities bear the brunt of austerity, think tank reveals

The Centre for Cities think tank has called for an end to local government austerity as it reveals that Whitehall cuts have hit cities twice as hard as the rest of Britain. image: Carla Pianese

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