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- IHBC supports CIOB’s ‘Future Skills for Traditional Buildings’: 05 November, online 23/10/2020
- IHBC welcomes new AHF-HE Covid-19 recovery grants initiative: £1M for post-COVID business planning for ‘small heritage’, closing 9/11 23/10/2020
- IHBC joins 27 leading planning-linked bodies to explore National Planning Forum’s 2020 Vision 23/10/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £202M+ costed works: Service provision for NI programme, closing 25/11, valued £121K 23/10/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (industry’s) doorstep’: Traditional skills to the fore as Nairn Courthouse restoration works complete 23/10/2020
- IHBC’s ‘Out of Context’ CPD boost from London, via Ireland: Case study insights to Heritage Partnership Agreements (HPAs) 23/10/2020
- Scotland’s NLHF-funded Business Support Programme applications now open: Closes noon 03/12 23/10/2020
- ‘Greatest threat in a generation’ faces UK’s heritage buildings: Vic Soc Director Joe O’Donnell 23/10/2020
- Historic England Chair warns against removing statues: ‘Recontexualise’ instead 23/10/2020
- Museums Association response to Oliver Dowden’s letter on contested heritage 23/10/2020
- CLC issues new guidance ahead of Brexit 23/10/2020
- Denmark’s ‘Utopian Garden City’ built entirely in circles: See astounding aerial views of Brøndby Haveby 23/10/2020
- Lathams, IHBC’s latest HESPR registered practice: Nearly 50 HESPR service providers working to IHBC standards 20/10/2020
- IHBC’s Virtual MATEs span local to global applicants, as membership accreditation takes to the airwaves 20/10/2020
- IHBC asks for: ‘YOUR PROSECUTIONS DATA PLEASE’… to help us help conservation! 20/10/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Trade bodies threaten to boot members out if they can’t prove competence’ 20/10/2020
- IHBC’s features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Salford’s green spaces protected in the courts – again 20/10/2020
- Mapping tool for unused construction materials launched 20/10/2020
- … Fiscal and Funding Priorities 2020 report launch by THA 20/10/2020
- Climate Assembly UK publishes report on path to net zero emissions 20/10/2020
- Brick Sector Stakeholder Sustainability KPI Questionnaire 20/10/2020
- Sir David Adjaye OBE to receive 2021 Royal Gold Medal 20/10/2020
- Adrian Olivier appointed as the Chair of the Historic Environment Forum 20/10/2020
- IHBC welcomes £103m recovery fund distribution to 445 heritage bodies, via £1.57B Culture Recovery Fund 16/10/2020
- Serious about your staffing plans or career direction? Stay ahead with our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, with conservation roles from listing and HAZs to surveying, architecture and more 16/10/2020
IHBC welcomes new AHF-HE Covid-19 recovery grants initiative: £1M for post-COVID business planning for ‘small heritage’, closing 9/11
The IHBC has welcomed the announcement that the Cultural Recovery Fund to include smaller charities and social enterprise, assisted by the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) tandem with Historic England (HE), as £1M has been allocated to ‘charities and social enterprises occupying historic buildings to develop new business plans and strategies in light of the COVID-19 crisis.’
England’s newly launched National Planning Forum (NPF) ‘2020 Vision’ explores ‘Planning in a post-COVID world’, featuring contributions by 28 leading planning-linked bodies – from the Woodland Trust and Historic Houses to the Home Builders Federation and Natural England, alongside IHBC Chair David McDonald calling for a ‘structured rebellion’ against demolition, previously reported to NewsBlog readers.
IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £202M+ costed works: Service provision for NI programme, closing 25/11, valued £121K
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 its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week features a charity seeking qualified and experienced individuals or organisations for projects with heritage-linked works in Northern Ireland (NI), closing 25 November, valued £121K.
IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (industry’s) doorstep’: Traditional skills to the fore as Nairn Courthouse restoration works complete
Scottish Construction Now has reported on the successful strategy in the recently completed Highland Council-led restoration works on the Category B-listed Nairn Courthouse.
image: Inverness Courier
IHBC’s ‘Out of Context’ CPD boost from London, via Ireland: Case study insights to Heritage Partnership Agreements (HPAs)
To expand your technical legislation knowledge of Heritage Partnership Agreements (HPA) see Issue 163 of the institute’s member journal Context where Claire Brady of Historic England explains how a HPA works in practice: as a legal agreement setting out how routine works can take place without the need to apply for listed building consent, using the HPA for London’s King’s Cross Station.
image: Historic England, article by Claire Brady, Context 163, p39
Applications are now open to the NLHF-funded Business Support Programme, ‘Surviving to Thriving’ – developed by Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and partners – with applications due by noon, 3 December.
Britain’s architectural heritage is facing a ‘once-in-a-generation’ threat, The Guardian reports, as Joe O’Donnell – Director of one of the country’s foremost conservation groups – warns that Government’s planning reforms will favour new builds over repurposing old structures.
Removing controversial statues risks the past being ‘torn away’, and we should ‘recontextualise’ instead, said Historic England’s chair, Sir Laurie Magnus, in non-Inquiry oral evidence to the Parliamentary Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee on Physical Heritage, on 6 October.
The Museums Association (MA) has welcomed the UK Government’s support for museums in England to date, but is ‘Urging the UK Government to respect the arm’s-length principle for museums.
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has published new guidance for the industry ahead of Brexit at the end of the year.
Denmark’s ‘Utopian Garden City’ built entirely in circles: See astounding aerial views of Brøndby Haveby
Photographer Henry Do brought the world’s attention to one such suburban settlement, Brøndby Haveby or Garden City – built in 1964 to the design of ‘genius landscape architect Erik Mygind – with a series of aerial photographs posted to Instagram.
Lathams, IHBC’s latest HESPR registered practice: Nearly 50 HESPR service providers working to IHBC standards
Lathams is the latest company to join the IHBC’s conservation and heritage services ‘HESPR’ quality assurance listing, joining the heritage businesses, offering from it East Midlands based practice services that combine architecture, planning, conservation, regeneration, and urban design.