Daily Archives: 23/03/2019

IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Award winners now out: Strathclyde University’s Estefania Macchi secures 2018 Award with information management and design focus; Commended successes cover Brutalism, conflict, staircases, cob, CMPs and much, much more

The winner of the IHBC Gus Astley Student Award for 2018 has been announced as Estefania Macchi, then on the IHBC-recognised conservation course at Strathclyde University, for her suite of research and design works for the Glasgow’s former St. James Board School … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £89M+ costed work this week: Waveney DC etc. seeks accredited architect for ‘as and when’ support for Lowestoft High Street Conservation Grant Scheme, closing 04/04, £25k-£50k

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 led by Waveney District … Continue reading

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Major investment in Scotland’s conservation training as HES Conservation Directorate seeks 10 trainees, with salary starts from £17,500 and closing 8 April: All now out on IHBC’s unique Jobs etc service

Historic Environment Scotland is making a major investment in Scotland’s conservation training as it seeks 10 trainees in its Conservation Directorate – from engineering to climate change – currently advertised at IHBC Jobs etc, and with salary starts at £17,500 … Continue reading

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HE’s regular Planning Bulletin highlights omission of ‘heritage’ from draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill

Historic England’s latest Planning Bulletin notes how the recently issued draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill fails to include the historic environment in the majority of the provisions, and its omission of heritage references ‘has the potential to exclude heritage … Continue reading

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RTPI signs blue-green infrastructure declaration on need for investment in natural solutions to flood risk and climate change

The RTPI has signed the Newcastle Declaration on Blue and Green Infrastructure, recognising the critical need for proactive investment in natural solutions which can address the challenges of flood risk and climate change, a concept linked to the IHBC’s 2019 … Continue reading

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Craft skills under threat with 37 additions to HCA’s Red List of Endangered Crafts

New research by the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) has unearthed dozens more traditional craft skills on the verge of extinction in the UK, in the first major update of its pioneering project, the Red List of Endangered Crafts.

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Parliamentary Committee: Reforms needed to secure future for high streets and town centres

Dated policies and an unfair tax regime must be reformed to create an environment that will allow high streets and town centres to flourish in the future, a report published in February by the Parliamentary Housing, Communities and Local Government … Continue reading

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ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites on 18 April themed on Rural Landscapes for 2019

The 2019 International Day for Monuments and Sites on 18 April offers the opportunity for National and International Scientific Committees to raise awareness about the relevance of rural landscapes, the challenges that encompass their conservation, the benefits that these efforts … Continue reading

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BEFS submits response to the Scottish Charity Law Consultation for sector reference: Open till 1 April

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has submitted its response to the Scottish Charity Law Consultation (open until the 1 April) submitted in its own right as a charity and circulated to inform wider organisational responses.

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Being Human festival searches for the UK’s best arts and humanities events: 14-23 Nov

Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the AHRC and the British Academy, Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. This year’s festival (14-23 November) is called ‘Discoveries & Secrets’.

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