Daily Archives: 03/01/2020

IHBC’s suggestion for your New Year resolution: Become an author for Conservation Wiki on DBW!

Why not extend the reach of your skills, knowledge and experience in 2020 by contributing to Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) and the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, and offer the 10,000 registered users – and many more viewers – from across the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘New Towns, New Year’ Quiz… out of Context

At this seasonal time of year, why not test your knowledge on New Towns, using the latest issue of Context, No 162; with the answers to be published in the next issue of the IHBC NewsBlogs (no prizes, just for … Continue reading

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IHBC consultation on Corporate Plan 2020-25 (‘CP25’) ‘Stage 1’ scoping – First responses call extended to January 6

IHBC’s members and prospective members are asked to study, scrutinise and feed back on the IHBC’s evolving Corporate Plan for 2020-25 – called  CP25 – and let us know what we need to add, change or develop in the forward plans for … Continue reading

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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, has entered its successful fifth year with the launch of the two 2020 Awards – one celebrating civic contributions of retired IHBC members, and one for successful learning in … Continue reading

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More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’: ‘High streets face a bleak future without rethinking regeneration strategies’

Reflecting issues that will be encountered across the institute’s June 2020 Brighton School, on ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, think tank Centre for Cities argues that, as many British High Streets face a bleak future, and policymakers fail to identify … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £300K+ costed opportunities this week: NI DC seeks PQQ applications for Visitor Centre plans, valued £276K, closing 20/01/2020

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 2020 CPD boost… out of Context: Displacement and the first generation of post-war new towns

Displacement may not be a familiar headline in conservation circles, but the latest issue of Context, No 162, themed around new towns, includes Michael Asselmeyer’s important exploration of post-war new towns in Germany and how the arrival of millions of … Continue reading

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Lewisham Council investigating after Noah’s Ark pub in Deptford demolished without permission

Lewisham Council stated that ‘planning permission had not been granted for the demolition of the building’ and that it is ‘a criminal offence to demolish a building in a conservation area.’

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Competition: GII National Picture Theatre, Hull, restoration, closing 17/01

Hull City Council is seeking a design team to conserve and restore a ruined Grade II-listed former cinema, with applications closing 17 January. image: Hull Live

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Aberdeenshire’s Design Awards (AALDA 2020) – Closing date extended to 12 January for select categories

The closing date for submissions to the Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards 2020 (AALDA 2020) categories of ‘Innovative Solutions to Housing Need’ and ‘Building Communities for the Future’ has been extended to 12 January 2020.

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World Monuments Fund Announces 2020 World Monuments Watch

From iconic monuments to sites of social justice, the 2020 World Monuments Watch includes 25 sites that marry great historical significance with contemporary social impact, including the Bennerley Viaduct in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

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RTPI welcomes the new Government and calls for resources for local authority planners

The chief executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has congratulated the Conservative Party on its victory in the General Election and has called on Boris Johnson’s incoming government to ensure local planning authorities are adequately resourced to deliver … Continue reading

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