Daily Archives: 22/06/2019

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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