Monthly Archives: June 2019

CPD and volunteering opportunities for both delegates and distance learners @ IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School: See #IHBCNottingham2019

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is mandatory for all accredited IHBC members (Full Members and Associates) and recommended for Affiliates (non-accredited), so be sure to make the most of our 2019 Annual School in Nottingham (4-6 July) on ‘Heritage, Risk & … Continue reading

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REMINDER TO ALL FULL MEMBERS: AGM PROXY VOTES

Now online: IHBC’s 2019 AGM proposals – and proxy voting links – for ‘Modernising governance’

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Looking ahead to IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School – ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ – and #IHBCBrighton2020: ‘How culture could reinvent our shopping centres’, via ExperienceUK

Shopping centres are having a hard time, reports ExperienceUK – the ‘business resource for UK companies in the experience industry’ – with 2018 as the worst year for shopping centre investment volumes since 1997, while other data suggesting that footfall … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Prompt’, out of Context: Property finance and heritage

Steven Tolson provides a thoughtful piece in Context 158 – on the Scottish Highlands and Islands – exploring the need for government agencies to take into account community heritage needs in a changing economic climate, so why not use this … Continue reading

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COTAC launches Potteries studies

COTAC has published two volumes of its ‘Regional Study of The Potteries’ online: The Potteries and Surrounding Areas Part 1: Understanding the Region The Potteries and Surrounding Areas Part 2: Appreciating the Region

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First Report of the UK2070 Commission published

The UK2070 Commission has published ‘The First Report of the UK2070 Commission: Fairer and Stronger – Rebalancing the UK Economy’.

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British Council & Heritage Alliance Travel Grant Scheme – Now open for second round, closing 22 July

The Heritage Alliance, in partnership with the British Council, is offering a second round of travel grants for heritage professionals to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships for their organisations. This welcome new scheme responds to one of the … Continue reading

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2019 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration, open until 2 Sept

The 2019 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration, in partnership with the Scottish Government, are now open for applications, with five categories this year including Scotland’s Most Improved Place and Creative Regeneration, and closes on 2 Sept.

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England’s ‘HODs’ celebrates 25th anniversary, from 13 to 22 September 2019

This year, England’s Heritage Open Days (HODs) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a raft of new initiatives and partners, while a  ‘25 for 25’ project will see 25 landmark properties take part in England’s largest festival of history and … Continue reading

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AHRC: Delivery Plans launched

A new Delivery Plan – informed by consultations – sets out Arts & Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) far-reaching ambitions for the next five years.

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Open call: Architects sought to help Local Authorities develop placemaking plans, till 4 July

Partners in the Future Place programme have launched an open call for architects to apply to work alongside the Local Authorities who have already been selected to participate in the 2019 programme, with a deadline for receipt of expressions of … Continue reading

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Still time to apply for the role of IHBC’s new ‘Professional Development (PD) Officer – closes 8 July!

REMINDER: This sound like you? Then maybe you could be IHBC’s new ‘Professional Development (PD) Officer –

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Going to (IHBC’s Nottingham) School?  Check it out at #IHBCNottingham2019

IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School booking will close soon, so book ASAP if you want to hear Keynote Dr Zaki Aslan, conservation architect and Director of the ICCROM’s Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, as well as many others, while if you … Continue reading

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IHBC update: Interested in the politics and presumptions around heritage change? See the chat from the floor on the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill

The Report and 3rd Reading of The Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill 2017-19 in the House of Commons took place on 19 June, and among other threads was Tim Loughton MP’s unsuccessful proposal (Amendment 5) to include heritage in … Continue reading

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IHBC’s #IHBCNottingham2019, climate and ‘managed retreat’ in Wales, via CNN: ‘UK village considers the unfathomable: tearing itself down before nature does’.

US news agency CNN has explored how a UK local council says that, because of rising sea levels, the village of Fairbourne will be flooded as the village is in the midst of ‘a very slow emergency’ for which plans … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £700M+ costed opportunities this week: Renfrewshire Council seeks team for works in two areas in Paisley’s town centre, closing 15/07, valued £420K

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 from Renfrewshire Council which … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (business) doorstep’: Historic building that exported lace around the world restored to its former glory

BusinessLive celebrated the restoration of the Birkin Building in Nottingham’s Lace Market, restoring one of Nottingham’s most cherished Victorian buildings, one designed by Thomas Chamber Hine for the Birkin family in 1855.

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Conservation cases update from Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage: Loudon Castle to New Lanark and Aberdeen

Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage (SGLH) reports that 2019 has seen the culmination of several long-running conservation cases, including the outcomes of appeals for a large-scale tourism, leisure and housing development at Loudoun Castle; the quarry extensions at New Lanark, … Continue reading

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Holy Spirits! The UK has more churches than pubs…

There are around 40,300 church buildings in the UK open to the public and being used for worship, and  so ‘more churches than pubs’, says the National Churches Trust (NCT)! image: Peter Badcock

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Scottish Government on new Planning Bill amendments, from BEFS

Built Environment Forum  Scotland (BEFS) reports that the Scottish Government has published a version of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 that shows how it would look if current amendments to the Planning (Scotland) Bill were accepted.

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Ramboll report finds clients underestimate economic value of sustainability

A Ramboll study indicates that rental yield and property values are underrated, as developers and investors underestimate the value of producing sustainable buildings.

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‘Backing the Bedrock’ – THA’s 2019 Fiscal Manifesto

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has published its new fiscal manifesto ‘Backing the Bedrock‘ which sets out five heritage fiscal and funding priorities for 2019.

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IHBC’s Context on ‘Building Services’ now out: your next best CPD boost before the Nottingham School, and check out the new design styling too!

IHBC’s next membership journal Context is out, offering critical CPD updates in practice areas linked to its ‘Building Services’ theme, looking at issues of the often hidden details that help our buildings function properly, from sewage and water to lighting … Continue reading

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Look ahead to Brighton 2020 and ‘Old Town : New Futures’: Join the Heritage2020 – #HeritageChat 20 June – Heritage and the High Street

Anyone looking to attend the IHBC’s 2020 School in Brighton might be interested in some early CPD preparation by joining the Heritage Alliance’s ‘Heritage2020’ #HeritageChat on 20 June, which takes as its subject ‘Heritage and the High Street’, a timely … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Historic Belper tea rooms (almost) set to be demolished and replaced with new building

Belper’s historic tea rooms – derelict for nearly four decades – are finally set to be demolished and replaced with a new building, reports the Belper News.

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