Daily Archives: 19/07/2019

IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School recap ‘in camera’ (and look ahead to Brighton 2020 and #IHBCBrighton2020): Catch 2020 School Spotlight preview on video, with IHBC SE Branch Chair

One of the three ‘IHBC Spotlight’ sessions at the 2019 Annual School in Nottingham was the  preview of the institute’s next School, Brighton 2020, on ‘Old towns : New futures’, presented by IHBC’s South East (SE) Branch Chair Duncan Philips.

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IHBC’s update on the politics and presumptions around heritage change and conservation: The Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill

The second reading of the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill has taken place in the House of Lords, with the Government now committing to bring forward a heritage-linked amendment ‘that strikes a balance between the preservation and protection of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2019 Gus Astley Student Awards close 31 July: Last chance approaches… so submit heritage/HE/development coursework for possible £500 cash and free Brighton 2020 School

Simply submit your heritage, historic environment (HE) or related coursework (from history to design, development and beyond) for cash prizes and a free place at the IHBC’s 2020 Brighton School!

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £8.5M+ costed opportunities this week: Asset & Property Income Generation Strategy for Port Sunlight sought, closing 23/07, valued £30K

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 Port Sunlight Village … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Green light for 60 caravans near GII* listed Suffolk church due to coastal erosion threats

A Suffolk holiday park has been given the go-ahead to build a large caravan site near a Grade II* (GII*) listed church, as the threat from coastal erosion meant that ‘a number of its static caravans and lodges were [otherwise] … Continue reading

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Theatres Trust welcomes Theatr Clwyd listing by Cadw at Grade II

Cadw has awarded Grade II listed status to Theatr Clwyd in recognition of its architectural interest as an important example of a post war civic arts and theatre complex, a decision welcomed by The Theatres Trust. image: Kironreid [CC BY-SA … Continue reading

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Jodrell Bank added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire has been named as the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, becoming the UK’s 32nd site to be added to the prestigious list. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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New sentencing guidelines mean courts to take account of ‘full impact’ of crime…

New sentencing guidelines that will see the courts take full account of the harm caused by offences such as arson attacks on historic buildings or criminal damage leading to severe disruption of public services were published today by the Sentencing … Continue reading

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Deadline approaching – BEFS invitation to promote projects etc. as best practice case studies for OPIT – closing 26 July

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has called for projects and initiatives worked during the last year to be submitted as best practice case studies and be linked to the Our Place in Time (OPiT) performance report 2019, closing Friday 26 … Continue reading

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MHCLG issues rallying call to action for historic counties celebrations: including 23 July!

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has  published new guidance to help local authorities recognise historic counties as a way to boost community pride, which includes Historic County Flags Day, on 23 July 2019, ‘when the people … Continue reading

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Britain’s oldest building firm, R Durtnell and Sons, collapses

Britain’s oldest building firm, R Durtnell and Sons – founded in 1591, and run by 13 generations of the same family – has ceased trading, putting more than 100 jobs at risk.

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Last chance: British Council & Heritage Alliance Travel Grant Scheme – 2nd round open till 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, and closes Monday 22nd July.

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RIBA announces National Award winners, with more than one third ‘creatively adapted existing buildings’

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 54 winners of 2019 RIBA National Awards for architecture, as RIBA President Ben Derbyshire ‘heartened’ that ‘more than one third (20 of 54) of our winners have creatively adapted existing … Continue reading

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End of the line for pacer trains as communities to be asked for ideas on ‘renovation and reuse’

Community groups will be invited by Rail Minister to put forward ideas for renovation and reuse of old Pacer train carriages to serve communities. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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