Monthly Archives: August 2019

IHBC’s NW Branch conference 2019: ‘Improving Accessibility’, Liverpool 10 Oct, for an accessible take on accessibility… with tours too!

The North West (NW) Branch of the IHBC hosts its 2019 annual conference – ‘Improving Accessibility – Overcoming the Barriers to Heritage’ – in Liverpool on 10 October, ‘on how to successfully overcome the accessibility barriers that can exclude groups … Continue reading

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See #IHBCNottingham2019, on ‘flooding’… now on video: More 2019 Day School content from IHBC’s YouTube channel 

IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’ included the Day School exploration of threats from waterways, with conservation architect and consultant James Innerdale exploring ‘… flooding in old buildings’, and Conservation Officer Helen Brownlie reviewing a ‘… case … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £505K+ total opportunities this week: Swansea Council seeks Strip Map Record for Hafod Copperworks, closing 05/09

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 this week features a call from Swansea Council which seeks quotations … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Demolition of a Winchester historic railway house rejected by city councillors

Plans to demolish a piece of Winchester’s railway heritage have been turned down by city councillors, reports The Hampshire Chronicle.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’… as a Belfast reprise: Fire chief recalls ‘iconic image’ of clock burning one year on from Primark fire

The Fire Service’s Officer in Charge on the day of Belfast’s ‘Primark Fire’ has recalled to The Belfast Telegraph the battle to save the historic Bank Buildings from ruin, with area Commander Aidan Jennings speaking ahead of the first anniversary.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: ‘Can the heritage of Europe help to integrate the UK?’

With Brexit never far from the current news headlines, the recent Context article by Sabine Coady Schabitz arguing for the UK to become a leader in heritage action – and follow up on spirit of European Cultural Heritage Year 2018 … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020: £1Bn Future High Streets Fund expanded to 50 more areas

An additional 50 towns will benefit from England’s £1 billion Future High Streets Fund. image Open Government Licence v3.0

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Southampton City Council ends £450m waterfront development deal

Southampton’s proposed Royal Pier Waterfront scheme – a £450m waterfront development deal to include a hotel and a casino on land reclaimed from the River Test in Southampton – has been terminated by the  City Council.

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RTPI Scotland: Cost of Scotland’s Planning Act duties could reach £59M!

Planning departments across Scotland may need up to £59M over the next 10 years to undertake duties contained in the new Planning Act.

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Architects to work alongside RIBA Future Places announced

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the RIBA Chartered Practices chosen to work alongside the five local authorities selected to participate in the RIBA Future Place programme, which ‘aims to recognise and support high quality placemaking in … Continue reading

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Government’s £1.1 billion tax relief to creative sectors

New figures reveal how much Britain’s creative and art sectors have benefitted from tax reliefs, with £1.1 billion of support via tax relief. image: pGovernment Licence v3.0

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BEFS open letter to Kevin Stewart: Incorporating whole life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions into Scottish Building Standards

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is among cosignatories of an open letter to Kevin Stewart, Scotland’s Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, regarding the introduction of minimum standards for whole lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions for new buildings under Section … Continue reading

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The incredible list of London Underground stations that never opened

You may think there are quite a few London Underground stations, and you’d be right as there are 270 stations in total on the network, yet there could have been many many more yet there are so many that never … Continue reading

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See #IHBCNottingham2019, on ‘security’… on video: More 2019 Day School content and updates from IHBC’s YouTube channel, now with a special speaker update

IHBC’s 2019 Annual School included the Day School exploration of security aspects of the theme – ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’ – with police security adviser Stephen Armson-Smith’s talk now available on IHBC’s YouTube channel, while he offers a special post-school … Continue reading

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IHBC online registration for ‘Recognised CPD Providers’: Reminder on signing up online, for free!

IHBC’s support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) includes our online registration for anyone – or any organisation – seeking our free recognition service and listing for CPD providers.

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IHBC’s post-Nottingham School update, on ‘confronting conservation calamities’: Lyme Park evacuated after the 600-year-old stately home hit by ‘devastating’ flooding

Lyme Park staff carried out a massive clean-up operation after the 600-year-old stately home was hit by ‘devastating’ flooding.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: A ‘critical time’ to protect historic leper hospital in Warwick

Emergency work is set to be ordered to prevent the total collapse of the historic Leper Hospital in Warwick, notes The Leamington Observer, as the site has ‘remained on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register for some two decades – … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Two Norfolk churches secure thousands in maintenance funding

News that two Norfolk churches have been given thousands of pounds to help with their maintenance is celebrated by The Fakenham and Wells Times.

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New guidance on land sensitivity assessment from Natural England

New guidance from Natural England has been published on how to create a landscape sensitivity assessment to inform decisions on the planning and management of land use change which influence spatial planning.

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Construction workers given Moodbeam devices to wear for mental health monitoring

Civil contractor Spencer Group is giving staff wearable devices that allow them to log their mood and monitor their emotional wellbeing as they try-out the devices from health tech start-up Moodbeam.

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‘Networks for Change’ funding scheme encourages collaboration amongst archive services: Grants up to £15,000

The purpose of the Networks for Change funding scheme – which offers grants of up to £15,000 – is to encourage collaboration among archive services by providing funding that leads to strong archive service networks, as these networks deliver solutions, … Continue reading

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England’s new online appeals service coming soon

A new online appeal service aims to provide better ease of use and clarity of case progress, and will ultimately replace the existing appeals platform, the Appeals Casework Portal, to offer clearer guidance, an intuitive layout and better tracking of … Continue reading

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£8M nature boost for urban communities via SNH’s Green Infrastructure Fund

Almost £8 million of funding has been announced to help people and nature thrive in some of the most deprived parts of Scotland as the latest round of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)’s ambitious Green Infrastructure Fund helps support seven major … Continue reading

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RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 2019: Shortlist for national awards out

Research into the role of radical planning in urban justice in South Africa; how a three-dimensional pedestrian network reshapes connectivity of high-density cities in Hong Kong, and the relationship between the built environment and mental health, are among the projects … Continue reading

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The system for recognising EU qualified architects in the UK if there is no Brexit deal

The Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) Directive (Directive 2005/36/EC) on the mutual recognition of qualifications will no longer apply if there’s a no-deal Brexit, and the UK government will maintain a system of recognition for architects with an approved … Continue reading

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