Daily Archives: 02/04/2019

IHBC’s HESPR-linked services are now even more accessible: Find HESPR members’ offices using the IHBC’s new 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 Map of  HESPR Members

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IHBC Gus Astley Student Awards update – See the benefits through online testimonial updates, as 2018 winners plan for IHBC’s Nottingham School (4-6 July) and with 2019 entries closing 31 July

You can explore the myriad plaudits from IHBC Gus Astley Student Award winners in a new website update of testimonials, and see how 2018 winners have secured places on Nottingham’s 2019 School: ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’, 4-6 July, while entries … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: One of Worcester’s oldest buildings restored, as scaffolding comes down after five years

Scaffolding that has encased one of the city’s oldest buildings is set to come down writes the Worcester News, as, after five years of being covered, the restored south walls and turrets of Worcester Cathedral’s Edgar Tower will soon be … Continue reading

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Civic Voice on PDR

As the government plans to bring forward most of its controversial package of new permitted development rights (PDR) and use class uses Civic Voice raises the deep concerns of local communities. image: Civic Voice

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RICS highlights the ‘High Street’ dilemma: How to save the UK high street and repurpose in face of online retail

The RICS website has featured an article from its Modus publication on town centres, by built environment journalist Mark Smulian, that asks if there is ‘any purpose in ‘defending’ something once its economic purpose fades?’. image: Joanna Theobald

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Committee calls for public inquiry into GSA fires

The circumstances surrounding the two fires at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building should be the subject of a public inquiry with judicial powers argued an inquiry into the issue by MSPs on the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External … Continue reading

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England’s Places of Worship to get security funding boost

Funding for places of worship scheme set to increase and £5 million for new training programme. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Appointment of new BRE Group CEO: Gillian Charlesworth

BRE Group has appointed a new Group Chief Executive, Gillian Charlesworth, currently a member of the Global Executive team of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), to succeed Niall Trafford. image: Gillian Charlesworth on Linkedin

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IKEA upcycles furniture into colourful Wildhomes for Wildlife

IKEA has worked with UK artists and designers to create a series of animal habitats in Greenwich, all repurposed from the company’s used furniture. image: Construction Week

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Cadbury treasure hunt ad withdrawn after complaints

Cadbury has withdrawn an advertising campaign urging children to dig for treasure after archaeologists said it encouraged people to break the law.

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