Monthly Archives: December 2019

Give someone their fondest memories for 2020: IHBC Marsh Award nominations now open for ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’, closing 29/02/20

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, offers two Awards – one celebrating civic contributions of retired IHBC members, and one for successful learning in heritage skills – with prizes that include £500 and a free … Continue reading

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More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’: Places don’t have to copy hipster trends to prosper – they can embrace what makes them unique

London, New York, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong – these famous cities dominate the world economy but, The Conversation argues, they are not representative of the rest of the world’s urban residents as, while 54% of the global population lives … Continue reading

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Updated ToolBox Guidance Note on ‘Marketing of heritage assets’

As part of its monitoring of key online resources, the IHBC has updated the ToolBox Guidance Note on ‘Marketing of heritage assets’.

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IHBC’s ‘Recognised CPD Providers’: Old list closing soon, so sign up ASAP for online registration, 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 ‘Heritage from the (urban) doorstep’: Urban explorer captures abandoned Bacup cinema as you’ve never seen it before

Lancashire Live has highlighted how photos from urban explorer No Limits Urbex show the once-grand Regal Super Cinema in Bacup is now a shadow of its former self.

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Llangollen steam rail line nears opening as 45-year track work ends

A 45-year project to build a railway line between two Denbighshire towns has been completed as 10 miles (16km) of the Llangollen steam railway line has been rebuilt between Llangollen and Corwen.

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Major victory after Earls Court housing estates under threat of demolition handed back to council

Two west London housing estates that have been under threat of demolition by developers for 12 years are to be handed back to the council in a major victory for campaigners, reports the Evening Standard.

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Historic Houses’ ‘Invitation to View’ offers special visits to privately owned houses and places of interest: ‘See behind closed doors’

The ‘Invitation to View’ from members of Historic Houses offers visits to privately owned houses and other places of interest – many rarely open to the public – in a scheme where individuals can buy tickets to visit a place … Continue reading

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How a Camden Town Sainsbury’s became Grade II listed: ‘It was very, very controversial’ – a detailed history from the New Statesman

In July, Sainsbury’s Camden Town superstore – a key example of High-Tech architecture – became the first purpose-built supermarket to be listed by Historic England, and the New Statesman offers an uncommonly detailed and holistic take on the process.

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Heritage Counts Review Survey: Online survey, closing end Jan 2020

Heritage Counts, England’s annual snapshot of the heritage sector, seeks feedback in a new survey closing at the end of January.

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With the first flat in the ‘iconic’ Battersea Power Station complete, you can take a look inside!

Plenty of property developers try to brand their latest apartment block as ‘iconic,’ which, nice as many of them are, is usually a bit of a stretch, observes CITY A.M., but it reckons the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station into … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘All you need to know for…’ Christmas update

There’s lots happening in the IHBC just now, and in advance of more details on recent achievements and new plans in our forthcoming Membership eletter update, here are some tasters to keep you ticking over during the break:

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Give someone the gift of their fondest memories for 2020: IHBC Marsh Award nominations now open for ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’, closing 29/02/20

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, offers two Awards – one celebrating civic contributions of retired IHBC members, and one for successful learning in heritage skills – with prizes that include £500 and a free … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £490K+ costed opportunities this week: Trust seeks estate archaeologist/firm for 7 month contract, valued £23K, closing 06/01/2020

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 (market) doorstep’: Cobbles/sett listing success at Cambridge Market – A local update from a volunteering local conservation professional

IHBC member and Policy Committee vice chair John Preston has drawn attention to an unusual listing application success in Cambridge that has important ramifications for the wider local economy as well as the neighbourhood, accompanied by a timely reminder from … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost (and Christmas complement) from ‘Reading Design’: Charles Dickens on The Female School of Design

A seasonal complement to the Dickens-fest around Christmas comes from a Reading Design reminder on design history that may be new to some, as it highlights Dickens’ feature on the Female School of Design as ‘an early intersection of design, … Continue reading

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RTPI: New practice advice on ‘Biodiversity in planning

The RTPI has published new practice advice on ‘Biodiversity in planning: Obligations and opportunities to promote biodiversity through the UK planning systems’, which sets out the key challenges relating to biodiversity and the current national statutory duties and guidance that … Continue reading

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Retrofit scheme named World Building of the Year at WAF 2019

A conversion of locomotive hangar into a public library is the first retrofit to win the top prize at the World Architecture Festival (WAF).

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Construction sector urges leaders to cut VAT to unleash green housing revolution

A coalition of business groups and organisations from across the property and construction sectors – including the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the British Property Federation (BPF) – have joined forces to urge the next UK government to cut … Continue reading

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New Zealand Hinemihi carvings step closer to returning home

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is delighted with the in-principle support from the National Trust in England to return the Hinemihi carvings home to Aotearoa New Zealand in exchange for new carvings.

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Home of 2030 competition: ‘Affordable, efficient and healthy homes for all’ innovation challenge – deadline 13/01

Home of 2030 is a cross-departmental design and delivery competition initiative funded by HM Government, created to drive innovation in the provision of affordable, efficient and healthy green homes for all, with the the deadline for Innovation Challenge submissions of … Continue reading

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Europa Nostra shortlists sites for 7 most endangered programme 2020

Europa Nostra writes that 14 European heritage sites have been shortlisted for its ‘7 Most Endangered programme 2020’.

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Scaffolding Santas help repair GII* Wellington Monument

A team of Santas have helped put up scaffolding around the Grade II* listed Wellington Monument on the Blackdown Hills in Somerset ahead of repair work taking place.

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IHBC reaffirms commitment to Climate Heritage Network, noting the new ‘Madrid-to-Glasgow Arts, Culture and Heritage Climate Action Plan’

Following the IHBC’s support for the highly successful Edinburgh launch of the Climate Heritage Network – the Institute has re-affirmed its commitment to the Network and its objectives, while noting also the newly-published Action Plan, the Madrid-to-Glasgow Arts, Culture and … Continue reading

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More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, via the UK city? Oxford & Reading are UK’s top-performing cities, but Bradford & Liverpool are improving fast

A PWC report indicates that Oxford and Reading remain top-performing cities for the fourth year in a row, but Bradford is the most improved, all of reflects issues to be explored in the institute’s Brighton School, on 18-20 June 2020, … Continue reading

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