Daily Archives: 20/08/2019

IHBC welcomes new RIBA report, recognition of LA roles and conservation accreditation: ‘Design Matters’

The IHBC has welcomed conclusions in the new RIBA publication ‘showcasing the contribution of architects to the evolution of our built environment’, including ‘Encouraging the use of accredited conservation professionals as advisers and practitioners’ and ‘Ensuring that local authorities [LAs] … Continue reading

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Next IHBC NI Branch CPD session: ‘Glenarm Castle and Walled Garden’ morning, 20 September

The IHBC’s Northern Ireland (NI) Branch has organised its next Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event at Glenarm Castle, with a morning dedicated to ‘conservation, diversification and sustainability’, including practical insights and onsite demonstrations from the estate manager, stonemasons and lime … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Landmark Newcastle GI church to reopen after a decade

A landmark Grade I (GI) listed church, All Saints in Newcastle, will be brought back into use after a decade of standing empty, a fact warmly welcome by many locals, including The Northern Echo.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: Creative thinking in neighbourhood planning – Dorchester on Thames

If you work with development plans, or get involved in community projects, the article in a recent Context, by Prof. Malcolm Airs. is essential reading: a case study of planning for heritage in Oxfordshire from the point of view of … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 with an ‘IMHO’ signpost from Reuters and Nashville: As U.S. ‘superstar’ cities thrive, weaker ones get left behind

In the depths of the financial crisis, when the world was shunning debt and battening down for the worst, city officials in Nashville zagged in what seemed a preposterous direction and spent $600 million on a new convention centre. image: … Continue reading

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CCT’s ‘Great National Steeple Chase’ an ‘epic success!’

The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) Chief Executive Peter Aiers successfully undertook an epic challenge to visit 50 CCT churches in 50 hours on 25–27 July in a challenge named ‘The Great National Steeple Chase’, celebrating 50 years of the Trust … Continue reading

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RIBA announces Great British Buildings programme for 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Thursday 1 August announced the programme for Great British Buildings 2019, which gives members of the public a rare chance to look around some of this year’s RIBA award-winning buildings.

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Bath Stone joins Portland and Cambrian Welsh slate as a ‘Global Heritage Stone Resource’

Bath Stone, one of England’s famous limestones, and marble from Makrana in Rajasthan used to build the Taj Mahal are among the latest seven stones to be designated as Global Heritage Stone Resources (GHSRs) by the International Union of Geological … Continue reading

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New research highlights threats facing Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

New research published by Edinburgh World Heritage concerning the authenticity of the Royal Mile reveals the threats and opportunities facing the historic thoroughfare in the heart of the Old Town.

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DCMS Committee: Create a ‘UK Garden City’ initiative to boost untapped potential of garden tourism to UK economy

A new report by Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Commons Select Committee concludes that garden tourism has much more economic potential, yet to be exploited, and that gardens should be formally recognised as part of the UK’s creative sector. … Continue reading

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John Betjeman Award 2019 winner announced by SPAB

Repairs to the tower at St Oswald, Grasmere in Cumbria won this year’s John Betjeman Award award. image: SPAB website

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‘Local government Brexit preparedness’ out from England’s MHCLG

Guidance from government to assist local authority ‘preparedness for exiting’ the European Union (EU) has been issued by England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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