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- IHBC launches consultation on draft new constitutional ‘Articles’: First responses encouraged by end Feb and after 24/01/2020
- IHBC members with benefits: Subsidies for HE’s roofing ‘Repair and conservation…’, 03 March, London 24/01/2020
- IHBC welcomes report on new housing in England: Design overwhelmingly ‘mediocre’ or ‘poor’… but conservation specialists CAN help! 24/01/2020
- REMINDER – IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE CPD at London’s LPOC Property Show, Olympia, 8-9 Feb 24/01/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £488K+ costed opportunities this week: Scottish authority seeks services for building redesign and restoration, valued £467K, closing 31/01/2020 24/01/2020
- LGA: Council chiefs call for permitted development right to be ‘scrapped’ 24/01/2020
- Scottish Government: Improving home energy efficiency consultation, closes 26 March 24/01/2020
- DCMS Evaluation of the Taylor Review Pilot – Emerging Monitoring and Evaluation Evidence 24/01/2020
- Number of threatened ancient woodlands tops the thousand mark 24/01/2020
- Department store Beales collapses into administration 24/01/2020
- Only one in 10 support ‘new towns’, study finds 24/01/2020
- MoD manager to lead Palace of Westminster refurbishment 24/01/2020
- Earthshot Prize: William and Kate launch prize to ‘repair the Earth’ 24/01/2020
- IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School FIRST keynote: Carole Souter CBE, past HLF Chief Executive, lays the foundations for ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, 19 June 2020 21/01/2020
- 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 21/01/2020
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’… and the edge: Rare bandstand saved after Historic England listing support 21/01/2020
- IHBC’s CPD boost… out of Context: French new towns – history, heritage, appreciation…. and priorities! 21/01/2020
- HE Local Authority Strategic Framework Consultation Survey, closing 3 Feb 21/01/2020
- More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’: Further funding and expert support for England’s high streets 21/01/2020
- Don’t forget: NCT Grants Programmes 2019-2023 open 21/01/2020
- ‘We do not accept that the planning system is broken’ – RTPI 21/01/2020
- HE’s New ‘Technical Conservation Guidance’ brochure: Lists free-to-download guidance and reports 21/01/2020
- England’s County Councils Network (CCN) outlines post-election priorities, urging government ‘unleash the potential of counties’ 21/01/2020
- IHBC’s conservation in context: ‘How the scramble for sand is destroying the Mekong’ 21/01/2020
- IHBC Brighton 2020’s Day School ‘sneak preview’: Keynotes, themes, IHBC Spotlights, sponsors and more, to help you prep funding and bursary applications! 17/01/2020
Call for evidence and survey: RTPI Scotland is embarking on a project to support our members to inform and influence the early stages of preparation of National Planning Framework 4. This survey and call for evidence is looking for your reflections on how NPF3 has worked, and your ideas for improvement in NPF4.
image: for illustration purposes only – Fiona Newton
The Irish government has confirmed that it will make a €1bn investment over the next decade in the development of small towns, villages and rural areas as it launches a call for proposals under its €1Bn Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.
The K2 prototype telephone box situated outside the Royal Academy in London – built as part of the 1924 competition that gave rise to the iconic design and first listed at Grade II in 1986 – has had its listing upgraded to Grade II*.
image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Derelict garage sites across Walsall in the West Midlands could soon be transformed into new and energy efficient housing developments, after social landlord ‘whg’ revealed its modular homes vision.
10-bedroom mansion in New York state was offered for only $50,000, with one catch… a restoration proposal (conservation plan)
Until 18 December 2019 a 6,000-square-foot, 10-bedroom Victorian mansion could’ve been yours for only $50,000, but there was one catch; you had to put together a restoration proposal for the historic property in order to be considered.
REMINDER: We’re looking for your nominations for the IHBC Marsh Awards for both ‘retired IHBC members’ and ‘successful learners’!
The IHBC Marsh Award for Community Contribution (Retired Member) is offered to celebrate the contribution of a retired IHBC member to the community (e.g. through BPT involvement, neighbourhood planning, civic and local trusts with heritage interests).
IHBC Marsh Award for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills is designed to recognise the contribution of an individual for their significant learning in traditional building activities and craft skills.
The last edition of IHBC Newsblogs saw a slightly fiendish (if lighthearted) quiz on new towns, to celebrate the coming of a new decade and the latest issue of Context, No 162, themed around New Towns, while below are the answers so you can see how you got on!
IHBC members looking to learn more about repair techniques for steel windows will find the stand-alone article by Sophie Godfraind in the latest issue of Context, No 162, themed around New Towns, particularly useful as it gives examples of how to balance the heritage values of steel windows with maintenance and repair issues as they arise, while also stressing the importance of commissioning the right specialist to survey and assess conservation options.
image: IHBC Context 162 – Generator Building, Stow Maries by Sophie Godfraind
The annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland has been published.
HRH The Princess Royal presented the National Railway Heritage Awards (NRHA) at a special ceremony to mark the competition’s 40th anniversary on Wednesday 4 December.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published a new guide to help RIBA members and the wider sector embed sustainable outcomes into practice.
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has announced the publication of its Annual Review for 2018/19 and the new Strategy for 2020-23.
HE issues new and free guidance on Building Information Modelling (BIM) – Developing the Asset Information Model’
Historic England (HE) has published online its second guidance on Building Information Modelling (BIM) –‘BIM for Heritage – Developing the Asset Information Model‘ – with downloads that include Word templates to assist in the development individual Asset Information, Exchange Information and Organisational Information requirements.
England’s Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick is backing the great British pub with a new £1.15 million fund to benefit an estimated 100 communities.
image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Each year, the SPAB’s Philip Webb Award celebrates new design in the context of historic buildings, and this year, first place was awarded jointly to University of Sheffield graduates Nikola Yanev and Olivia Hellman, for their schemes which gave imaginative new uses to derelict former factory buildings, with both winning schemes using a range of traditional repair techniques at the same time as embracing innovative new technologies and materials.
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 construction industry a chance to learn more about conservation.
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 fun!).
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 our next five years, with the call for first responses extended to 6 January 2020.
For more information see the NewsBlog