Monthly Archives: October 2019

IHBC’s latest membership ELetter update now online – ‘Looking ahead: Something old… but much more new’

The new IHBC membership ELetter, from end-September 2019, has been posted online, offering members updates on recent meetings of – and reports to – IHBC trustees. 

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Inspire Heritage Services Ltd welcomed as the newest practice on IHBC’s HESPR register of ‘service providers working to the IHBC’s standards’

Inspire Heritage Services Ltd has become the latest company to be included on theIHBC’s conservation and heritage services ‘HESPR’ quality assurance listing, joining more than 40 heritage businesses that enjoy benefits and support services from across the IHBC’s commercial conservation … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Heritage from the doorstep: ‘Someone is going to be killed’ – nearly 180 reports of falling masonry from Edinburgh’s tenements

A SPECIAL investigation by the Edinburgh Evening News has revealed the scale of the capital’s crumbling tenements, asffigures obtained from the city council show reports of falling masonry to have risen more than five-fold in ten years.

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IHBC’s Heritage from the doorstep: Historic North Devon farmhouse saved from ruin

An important North Devon grade II* listed medieval farmhouse building, Bunksland Farmhouse in East Anstey, has been saved from ruin following urgent works by North Devon Council. image: DevonLive website

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IHBC’s CPD boost … out of Context: On ‘Conserve-as-found’ – how, when and why, in the Jewellery Quarter?

The article by Nick Hill in the recent themed Context issue on Building Services presents a fascinating case study of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, examining factories where the ‘conserve-as-found’ approach was used as a technique to retain the character … Continue reading

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Mike Brown to oversee Palace of Westminster restoration and renewal

Mike Brown MVO has been announced as the chair of the shadow Delivery Authority Board, which will oversee the execution of the Palace of Westminster restoration and renewal. image: Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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THA: Heritage key to creative industries’ success, report claims

The Heritage Alliance (THA) is calling for greater recognition and funding to support the historic places and objects that underpin creative and cultural activities, challenging the stereotype of heritage as ‘a decorative incidental backdrop to contemporary creative work’.

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Centre for London publication launches ‘Act Local: Empowering London’s Neighbourhoods’

Centre for London publication ‘Act Local: Empowering London’s Neighbourhoods’ examines the role of neighbourhoods in shaping the city, strengthening community and enhancing public services.

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Making Scotland’s homes more energy efficient: Tackling climate change locally with £450K to help LAs decarbonise

Funding of £450,000 to support Local Authorities (LAs) decarbonise heat and improve energy efficiency has been made available by the Scottish Government.

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England’s most deprived areas: Jaywick and Blackpool

Eight of the 10 most deprived neighbourhoods in England are in Blackpool, according to new statistics, the BBC has reported.

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Scottish Crown Estate: Devolution delivering for coastal communities

Coastal communities are to benefit from £7.5 million of revenue generated from the Scottish Crown Estate’s marine assets in the first year of devolved management as 26 local authorities will receive an allocation from the net revenue of the Scottish … Continue reading

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IHBC’s next Council+ update, London, 28 Nov – ‘CPD for interdisciplinary practitioners: Availability and planning, opportunities and assessment’ – Apply now (IHBC CPD certified; numbers restricted; expenses covered)

IHBC’s Council+ (C+) meetings offer members of any category or level of knowledge the chance to explore the institute’s work and contribute to its development, while the 28 November C+ in London offers a unique opportunity to develop the IHBC’s … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes MHCLG launch of the ‘most ambitious heritage preservation campaign for 40 years’, calling for investment in local conservation services to secure and sustain benefits

IHBC Chair David McDonald has welcomed the announcement that ‘communities across England are being encouraged to nominate heritage assets that ‘make their community what it is’, as a new £700,000 fund is set up to get ‘modern monuments men and … Continue reading

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Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc’ review posts from RIBA to Fife, for inspectors, surveyors and more!

Helping conservation careers and heritage employers across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities posted on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc’ service, while recent offerings extend from the RIBA’s Specialist Registrar, and posts with the … Continue reading

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More IHBC ‘benefits for members’: 10% reduction from West Dean College, including on forthcoming ‘Masonry ruins’ course and its ‘ruinette’ opportunity!

IHBC members are being offered a 10% discount on tuition from West Dean College’s ‘Building Conservation Masterclass’ series, which aims to ‘focus more attention on sustainable and environmentally sensitive approaches’, with the offer applicable to new bookings and to include … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £3.8M+ costed opportunities this week: National cultural lead seeks ‘Cultural & Heritage Valuation Studies’, closing 7/11, valued £25-50K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Heritage from the doorstep: Edinburgh Marina developers blast council for using public money to fight development appeal

Council chiefs have been blasted by developers for using public money to take the Scottish Government to court to overturn a successful planning appeal.

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IHBC’s CPD boost… out of Context: On Leicester’s hidden engineering – and what lies beneath your streets?

The recent themed Context issue on ‘Building Services’ features a case study of Leicester, looking at the impact of civil engineering on the built environment as a result of Victorian public health measures, where Kent Woods presents a lessons and … Continue reading

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MHCLG: Over £10M for 5 more communities along the Great British Coast

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has announced that five transformational projects along the Great British Coast have been awarded over £10 million from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Oxford to lose out on millions due to planning rule changes

Oxford City Council has warned that the city could lose out on hundreds of new council houses due to changes in the national framework which guides planning policy.

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T Levels, including a course on cultural heritage and visitor attractions, are coming in September 2020

T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs … Continue reading

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Theatres Trust: Advice note series update

The Theatres Trust has put together a series of advice notes and will be adding more to this section in the coming months. image: Theatres Trust

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Shopfronts of London: Artist Eleanor Crow’s view, from the BBC

Artist Eleanor Crow’s watercolours celebrating the beauty of London’s classic shopfronts have been on display recently in the capital, and are published by Spitalfields Life Books in collaboration with Batsford Books. Read more….

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IHBC launches 2020 Brighton Annual School sponsorship brochure: More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020, with special opportunities to shine in Brighton in 2020!

The IHBC has launched its sponsorship promotion brochure for the forthcoming 2020 Brighton Annual School, offering new opportunities to shine in Brighton in June next year as we look ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020. 

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More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 from Harrogate – What happened when the shops left town…

Cream teas, quaint streets and stylish shops have made Harrogate one of the most successful and popular shopping destinations in the north of England but there are now gaps on its High Street like never before, as the BBC News … Continue reading

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