Daily Archives: 28/02/2020

Looking ahead to IHBC’s 2020 Brighton School with District Councils’ Network: School Keynote – and Roeselare Mayor – on urban regeneration from Britain to Belgium, and back to Brighton

The District Councils’ Network (DCN) has launched a collection of essays sharing learning from their recent Study Tour to Roeselare, Belgium, which focussed on achievements to be detailed in person by the IHBC 2020 Brighton School second keynote speaker, its … Continue reading

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Join in IHBC’s Council+ on 23 April in London – even suggest or present your own ‘big picture’ theme or topic

Join in IHBC’s Council+ this St George’s Day, and even suggest or present your own ‘big picture’ theme or topic, 23 April, London,

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CLOSING DATE EXTENDED – IHBC Marsh Awards nominate ‘retired members’ and ‘successful learners’

IHBC Marsh Award nominations – closing date extended to 30 March: Celebrate your local ‘retired members’ and ‘successful learners’ with £500 cash prizes and 2020 Brighton School places!

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Thinking about IHBC’s 2020 Brighton School theme? See the Bennett Institute Project on ‘Townscapes: Scotland’s mixed fortunes’

Compared to their counterparts across Britain, some might say Scotland’s towns have had mixed success and deprivation in recent years, and Benjamin Goodair comments on the main findings of the latest Bennett Institute Townscapes report, this time analysing the welfare … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick, from £820K+ costed opportunities: CC seeks WHS Visitors Centre options, 17/03, valued £40K

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 pool side’: GII Edwardian swimming baths restored by HESPR company Donald Insall Associates

Donald Insall Associates (DIA) has completed restoration work of Moseley Road Baths, Birmingham’s Grade II (GII) Edwardian swimming baths being converted for use as an arts and culture venue, and Leisure Opportunities highlights the outcome, with the help of Historic … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD signpost: DBW on ‘Aesthetics and Performance’ via BRE

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – features an exploration from BRE linking aesthetics – as a branch of philosophy concerning studies on the nature and expression of beauty or taste – and performance. … Continue reading

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Mayor of Lewisham calls for councils to be given greater powers to protect local heritage buildings

Damien Egan, the Mayor of Lewisham, and 13 national and local amenity societies are urging the government to give councils greater powers to protect local heritage buildings. image: LocalGov website

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CIC ‘Apprenticeships and Skills Survey’: Closing extended to 6 March and after for IHBC & HESPR – Have your say as an employer!

The employer survey about apprenticeships and skills within Construction and Built Environment, being carried out by Construction Industry Council (CIC), will take around 15 minutes, and offer a chance to shape important research about your community, with closing extended to … Continue reading

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VAG Spring Conference bursaries closing 15 March: 21-25 April, Greater Manchester

The Vernacular Architecture Group (VAG) is offering three bursaries to assist registered students or professionals in the early years of their career to attend the 2020 Spring Conference of the Vernacular Architecture Group, which will be held in Greater Manchester … Continue reading

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HES in the Scottish Budget 2020-21

Details of funding for Historic Environment Scotland (HES) in the Scottish Government’s draft budget are reported by BEFS.

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DCMS ministerial team confirmed

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has welcomed a number of new and returning ministers, following appointments made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Scottish Government NPF4: Call for Ideas – closes 31 March

The Scottish Government has placed a ‘Call for Ideas’ to hear about people’s thoughts and priorities for Scotland’s fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4), with the call running until 31 March.

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