Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ review, and find conservation roles across design, project management and beyond, for conservation specialists, planners, surveyors and more!

To help heritage and conservation careers and employers across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities posted on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc service, and recent offerings stretch from London (e.g. design at Islington and project management at the Charterhouse) to Perth (skills etc.), so sign up for free alerts today and ‘stay in the know’ with the IHBC’s Jobs etc.’ service! 

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £2.1M costed opportunities this week: English BC call to join Heritage Professionals framework, valued £2M, closing 05/02/2020

logoThe 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 features the call from an English Borough Council (BC) for service providers to participate in establishing a framework of Heritage Professionals, closing 5 February, and valued at £2M.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (UK) doorstep’: Rebel alliance ready to put a halt to the ‘disneyfication’ of Edinburgh

Some residents of Edinburgh fear the city’s public spaces are being sacrificed to tourism, and The Guardian offers a UK-wide take on the challenges.

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IHBC’s CPD boost… out of Context: Harlow and its civic society seeks exemplary ‘green town’ recognition – Any inspiration for you?

Harlow Civic Society believes that with investment, transport, infrastructure and jobs, it can become an exemplary green town, and while you can simply read more about these aspirations in the latest issue of Context, No 162, themed on New Towns, a big CPD opportunity is also on offer if you consider how its principles might inspire your work or understanding.

image: Context 162, p27, Tony Evans – No 4 Forebury Lane by Sheppard Robson, winner of the Residential Architectural Award 2018

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Capel Celyn memorial and apple kiosk get heritage listing, courtesy Cadw

A memorial to a lost village and an apple-shaped refreshment kiosk are two of the sites given a heritage listing in Wales in the past year.

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Heritage grants for historic buildings: AHF, deadlines from 10 Feb

Transforming Places Through Heritage is a £15million grant programme from the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF), aimed at supporting charities and social enterprises to develop projects that are creating alternative uses for redundant or underused historic buildings in town centres with grants that have rolling deadlines (next deadline is 10 February 2020).

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Regenerating Scotland’s Communities: £138M of funding to support projects to create new jobs

logoProjects benefitting from over £138 million of funding have the potential to create more than 7,000 jobs across Scotland, according to analysis of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

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Koko Camden: Fire engulfs famous music venue

One of London’s most famous music venues Koko Camden has been badly damaged in a blaze.

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HE calls for hosts for Heritage Training Placements 2020: Closing 31 Jan

Historic England (HE) recognises that the heritage workforce does not reflect the diversity of society and supports a scheme to help to improve this through training placements to people with Black Asian or Minority Ethnic Heritage (BAME), so if you want to offer to host a placement in your organisation in summer 2020 let HE know by 31 January.

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IHBC’s IMHO: ‘When council estates were a dream’, from the BBC

Ashley John-Baptiste has written a reflective piece on Council housing now posted by the BBC.

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IHBC’s Technical Panel is back: Seeks suggestions on priorities

The Technical Panel of the IHBC is under full steam once again with John Edwards – IHBC Wales representative, trustee, and lead author on BS 7913 – as Panel Secretary, and is seeking suggestions on issues and priorities for its forward plans, to be sent to the IHBC’s Professional Services Officer Michael Netter at services@ihbc.org.uk for collation.

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Bucket list the full Brighton experience! More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS: NEW FUTURES’ as city named as one of ‘5 of the best UK cities that you must put on your bucket list’

Be it tourist magnet London, the not-so-frequented Newcastle, or the capital of Scotland, there’s a slice of history that everyone can devour when in the UK, and Brighton – venue of the IHBC’s June 2020 Brighton School conference on ‘OLD TOWNS: NEW FUTURES’ – is up there with the best!

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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

REMINDER: We’re looking for your nominations for the IHBC Marsh Awards for both ‘retired IHBC members’ and ‘successful learners’!

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Kirklees Council is taking allotment holders to the Royal Courts of Justice

Huddersfield allotment holders won the fight to save their land – but Kirklees Council has appealed the judicial review so allotment holders face a new battle in the High Court in London, reports Examiner Live.

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HE’s ‘21 Fascinating Places Listed in 2019’: NHLE sees 500+ places added in 2019

Over 500 historic places have been added to the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) in 2019 and Historic England (HE) has picked 21 highlights that have gained protection or been upgraded.

image: HE website entitled: Inside the former Chemist Shop, 59 – 59A High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk © Historic England DP232183 | Grade II listed

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Law Society of Scotland consultation on aspects of planning obligations: closing 3 February

Law Society of Scotland Planning Law Sub-committee seeks the views of our members and interested stakeholders on the subject of planning obligations, under section 75 (Planning Obligations) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (‘the Act’).

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Alert over works at Neave Brown’s Camden estate

Heritage campaigners have urged Camden Council to investigate ‘alarming’ works taking place at RIBA Gold Medallist Neave Brown’s Grade II*-listed Alexandra Road estate.

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Plan to re-open Portishead to Bristol rail line submitted

Getting the train to Bristol is another step closer for people in Portishead as an application for permission to begin building work for the new Portishead railway line – including the disused section of railway from Portishead to Pill – has been submitted to Government chiefs.

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Convent of Mercy owners ordered to pay £14,000 for operating Swanley nunnery as illegal hostel

The owners of a former convent have been fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £10,000 costs after they continued using it as an illegal hostel.

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New life brewed for 100-year-old East End coffee stall

An east London coffee stall which has been run by the same family for a century is to be given a new lease of life once it shuts for the final time.

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

peopleThe 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.

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IHBC’s SW Day conference: ‘Damp, timber decay & sustainability’, 20 March, Bath, from £55 (members)

The 2020 day conference of the IHBC’s South West (SW) Branch on 20 March will explore ‘Damp, timber decay & sustainability’ in the Guildhall, Bath, over a diverse day of authoritative talks, friendly networking, and more, with costs starting at £55 (members, includes lunch etc.).

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IHBC’s HESPR introductory news for 2020: Nearly 400 UK projects posted for 2019, with conservation links to costed works valued at circa £1.7Billion! 

logoThe 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 is the news that in 2019 the IHBC advertised opportunities for HESPR members tied to approaching £1.7Billion of costed works, across almost 400 projects.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Midlothian Council ready to step in to help secure Mavisbank’s future

Midlothian Council is ready to step in to help secure a future for Category A-listed Mavisbank House, located near Bonnyrigg, according to a report in The Scotsman.

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IHBC’s CPD boost… out of Context: Just what has socialist realism in a post-war Czechoslovak New Town got to do with you?

Members can brush up on New Town architectural history in latest issue of Context, No 162, themed around New Towns, especially Andrew McClelland’s on post-war Czechoslovak new town Nov. Dubnica, which includes an excellent summary of architect and ‘national artist’ Ji?. Kroha whose thinking was influenced by the UK utopian ideals of Robert Owen, and French philosopher Charles Fourier.

image: Public Space Mural, Nov. Dubnica, Context 162, p16 – Andrew McClelland

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