IHBC’s 2021 Yearbook : 5000+ key players learn more about the IHBC, introduced by HE’s Duncan Wilson OBE

Some 5000 copies of the IHBC’s 2021 Yearbook have been distributed to IHBC members and relevant sector leads, highlighting the 2021 Brighton School theme, with a bounty of regular and dedicated features from HESPR and Recognised Courses listings to IHBC Branches and accreditation, all with foreword by Duncan Wilson OBE, Historic England Chief Executive.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ from IHBC’s 2022 School: Aberdeen Art Gallery named Scotland’s building of the year’

logoIHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and this week features the IHBC doubling up with the ‘News from IHBC’s 2022 Annual School destination’, as Building reports ‘Aberdeen Art Gallery named Scotland’s building of the year!

 

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IHBC features ‘Heritage form the Charity doorstep’! EH- pandemic ‘knocked us off course’ but now we are ‘stronger and wiser’

Lockdowns and other restrictions mean that English Heritage (EH) missed its income target by over £10m, but the charity is optimistic about the future, reports Civil Society.

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Lord Bichard leads RICS ‘Independent Review’ into governance & purpose

logoThe Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has appointed Lord Michael Bichard to lead a wide-ranging independent review into the governance and purpose of the institution.

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Article 4 Direction confirmed to protect Hemel Town Centre

Article 4 Direction confirmed by Dacorum Borough Council(DBC) to protect Hemel town centre.

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Blackpool promenade shut after building partial collapse

A section of Blackpool promenade has been closed after part of a building collapsed.

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£240K boost for communities as Scottish heritage projects awarded funding

Funding to provide training opportunities and the restoration of historic structures will benefit local communities and economies throughout Scotland.

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CIC commends 40 signatories of its climate action plan

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is pleased to share the news that it’s ‘Carbon Zero: the professional institutions’ climate action plan’ which was spearheaded by CIC’s Climate Change Panel has now reached 40 signatories.

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Carbon survey reports that some businesses are reluctant to address emissions

Global construction and consultancy firm Mace has announced the results of its second annual carbon survey, which highlights how business leaders are changing climate at the heart of their strategies.

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Historic England Annual Report and Accounts 2020-2021

The 2020-21 Annual Report and Accounts for Historic England, as laid before Parliament on 1 December 2021.

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More than £1bn needed to make the UK’s theatre buildings sustainable

New research by leading consultancies AECOM, Avison Young, Bristow Consulting and Buro Happold for Theatres Trust has revealed the extent of the work needed to make the UK’s theatre buildings sustainable.

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IHBC’s new CPD Circular now out: Accessible cross-sector support, from NI events for all (9/12) to podcasts & more

The IHBC’s regular and free CPD Circular is out, with accessible information on sector-wide learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, from the Northern Ireland Branch partnering virtual CPD suite, Conservation in Common (9/12 & after), to the IHBC’s COP26 podcasts, now even more accessible.

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IHBC welcomes Eilish McGuinness as new Heritage Fund CEO

Eilish McGuinness will take over from Ros Kerslake CBE, who announced in July she was stepping down as CEO of the Heritage Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund after five and a half years.

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IHBC welcomes Aberdeen Art Gallery success with Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award

The venue for the IHBC’s Annual School, Aberdeen, has seen its Art Gallery secure the prestigious 2021 Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award.

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IHBC welcomes ‘groundbreaking’ heritage & research virtual conference from ICSM CHC, 6-10 December

The International Co-Sponsored Meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change (ICSM CHC) ‘groundbreaking meeting’… on incorporating ‘culture and heritage into climate science and research’ opens from 6-10 December, sponsored by the IPCC, UNESCO, and ICOMOS, and including a Launch Event and Impacts and Knowledge Systems sessions.

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IHBC says: ‘Please check your contact details, for the Yearbook and more, by 17/12’

The IHBC is calling on all members to check and update the contact details we hold, before 17/12.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £137K+ works this week: Heritage property  lead seeks masterplans, closing 20/12, valued £40-100K

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and the Director’s pick this week features the call from this week is the call from a historic properties lead for site masterplans of 2  major properties  in England, closing 20/12 and valued £40-£100K.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage form the restorer’s doorstep’! ‘Faithful reinstatement’ preferred option for GSA Mackintosh Building

Glasgow School of Art FireA detailed analysis of future options for the fire-hit Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has concluded that a faithful reinstatement within the practical constraints of the regulatory environment is the preferred option, reports Scottish Construction Now.

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New Chief Planning Inspector of new Welsh Government body appointed

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MPs require all new buildings to have renewables from next year

Almost half of MPs approve the removal of VAT on all domestic renewables and energy efficiency measures for 10 years, a new survey shows.

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Campaigners call for new law to empower communities

Campaigners on the ‘We’re Right Here’ campaign have called for a new Community Power Act to give communities a legal right to self-determination.

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BRE helps build new embodied carbon database

BRE is collaborating with other industry leaders to develop a new Built Environment Carbon Database.

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IHBC@COP26 Helpdesk+ signpost: COP26 looks back at what was achieved

The IHBC@COP26 is signposting COP26’s take on what was achieved before it closed, after publishing its own observations on ways forward with ‘Some observations on moving forward after COP26! 

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IHBC consultation responds to ‘Supporting defence infrastructure and the future of time-limited permitted development rights’

The IHBC has submitted its response to the dual consultation on supporting defence infrastructure through new permitted development rights (PDRs) and on the future of time-limited PDRs for temporary structures etc., previously introduced as a temporary measure.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ double-up: HESPR’s ‘free 15 minutes advice’ project’ and #IHBC Aberdeen 2022 MarketPlace

logoIHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and this week the IHBC doubling up with the ‘HESPR free 15 minutes advice’ project’ and the #IHBC MarketPlace tied to our Aberdeen School 2022!

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