Monthly Archives: January 2020

IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School’s SECOND keynote: Burgemeester Kris Declercq, on continental experience inspired by British innovation, at ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, 19 June 2020

Kris Declercq, Burgemeester (Mayor) of Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium – the second Keynote at the IHBC’s June 2020 Brighton School – themed on ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ – will introduce the Friday afternoon’s theme of ‘Experience’ by exploring his … Continue reading

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IHBC, CARE, RICS, RIAS ICON & more, at GCHT’s ‘Your Career in Conservation… Accreditation’ conference & workshops, Glasgow, 26/03

Glasgow City Heritage Trust (GCHT) is holding a one-day conference on conservation accreditation within the heritage and built environment sectors, at the  Glasgow School of Art on 26 March 2020, with early bird booking prices from £85.

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NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE IHBC MARSH AWARDS!

Don’t forget the IHBC Marsh Awards for 2020: ‘Your new chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, closing 29 Feb 2020

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STILL TIME TO BOOK YOUR PLACE!

REMINDER: IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE CPD at London’s LPOC Property Show, Olympia,  8-9 Feb

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IHBC welcomes launch of ‘London Historic Buildings Trust’ and Strategic Plan with  ‘strong social impact ambitions’!

The IHBC welcomed The London Historic Buildings Trust (LHBT) – the only London-wide building preservation trust, and formerly Heritage of London Trust Operations – and its new identity, alongside an ambitious new Strategic Plan with objectives to deliver ‘real and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £350K+ costed opportunities this week: National body seeks service provider for design planning tools, valued £28-32K, closing 17/02

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’: HE grants £500K for Sheffield landmark Park Hill flats

The Park Hill flats overlooking Sheffield will benefit from a £500,000 restoration grant from Historic England for the next phase of their redevelopment, The Yorkshire Post has reported.

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England’s heritage worth £31Bn: New HE report

New research published by Historic England (HE) on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum entitled HERITAGE AND THE ECONOMY 2019 England, shows the value of heritage to England’s economy, as it contributes to economic prosperity and growth through jobs in … Continue reading

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£90 million programme to transform Wales’ towns

Wales’ towns are to receive £90 million of additional investment as part of a new Welsh Government approach to transforming town centres across the country, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn has announced.

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Rhondda Valley’s Treorchy crowned ‘UK’s best’ in the Great British High Street Awards, with Scottish Borders’ Kelso the ‘Rising Star’

Treorchy’s high street, in the Rhondda Valley Treorchy, has been named ‘High Street of the Year’ and wins £15,000 for the local community, while the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award went to The Square, Kelso, Scotland.

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MHCLG and Housing Secretary on beautiful homes as BBBBC reports on Living with beauty

With the launch of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’s (BBBBC) report – Living with beauty – The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP reports from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG).

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CCC’s Call for Evidence to inform advice on UK’s Sixth Carbon Budget… closes 5/02

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has launched a new Call for Evidence – closing 5 February – to inform its advice to the UK Government on the Sixth Carbon Budget, due to be published in September 2020.

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National Trust to plant millions of trees as it pledges to become carbon neutral within a decade

The National Trust will plant 20 million trees on its land in the next decade as the charity pledges to become carbon neutral by 2030. image for illustration only – by P Badcock

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HES blog: Celebrating 30 years of the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland

Niamh Crimmins’ Blog fpr Historic Environment Scotland (HES)  celebrates 30 years of the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland, and explores the history of Grangemouth through survey fieldwork and the HES Archives.

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IHBC welcomes new Recognised CPD Provider ‘CPD essentials’ – offering 10% discounts to members too!

The IHBC has welcomed CPD essentials as its most  recent  ‘IHBC Recognised CPD Provider’, and to celebrate  that achievement this CPD Provider is  offering IHBC members a 10% discount on any full day seminar (see details below).

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REMINDER: IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE CPD at London’s LPOC Property Show, Olympia,  8-9 Feb

The IHBC is continuing its CPD partnering with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) into 2020 with free places for members and an IHBC stand on offer at the London Listed Property Show, on 8-9 February in London’s Olympia. For more information see … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD signpost to DBW: What is a party wall dispute or boundary dispute?

Boundaries and party walls are fundamental issues when dealing with old places, but disputes can occur when parties (usually property owners) disagree, so knowing what they mean and why they count is critical for  any conservation professional; fortunately, Designing Buildings … Continue reading

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Scottish Government launches first National Islands Plan

Scottish Government has launched its first National Islands Plan with measures to improve outcomes for island communities.

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Investigation into Roman wall collapse on Chester site

Investigations have begun into what caused part of Chester’s Roman city wall to collapse during construction work.

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HSE regulator at the fore of new building safety plans

Housing secretary, Robert Jenrick has announced building safety measures that go further to ensure residents are safe in their homes, revealing that slow improving safety standards will ‘not be tolerated’.

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Place Planning for Decarbonisation service in Scotland

Architecture and Design Scotland is working with the Scottish Government Committee on Climate Change and a small number of selected Local Authorities to develop spatial plans for places which prioritise the agenda of responding to changing climate and reduction of … Continue reading

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England’s Village halls boosted by £1.2 million to rejuvenate community hubs

Village Halls Week: Government scheme supports vital hubs for rural communities. image: for illustration only – by P Badcock

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RIBA ‘Sustainable Outcomes Guide’ out

RIBA has published guidance on targeting, designing and evaluating sustainable outcomes for buildings, defining a concise measurable set of eight sustainable outcomes that correspond to key UN Sustainable Development Goals and can be delivered on building projects of all scales.

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MOOO architecture design competition for London’s POPS – Privately Owned Public Spaces

MOOO architecture design competition has placed a call for architects, landscape architects etc. to explore the notion of POPS – ‘Privately Owned Public Spaces’ – and their potential within the city of London in a new competition, with standard entry … Continue reading

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Petition to save Egyptian Halls launched by the Alexander Thompson Society

Egyptian Halls is one of Glasgow’s most important buildings and a category A-listed masterpiece by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, but it has been empty for 40 years, so The Alexander Thomson Society has launched a new initiative calling on those ‘with … Continue reading

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