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IHBC 2020 AGM (#IHBCAGM2020) update 2: IHBC AGM online on 3 December, with new governance vote planned for ‘Articles’, while ‘Council+ postponed to 2021

The IHBC’s Council – its Board – has agreed to hold the Institute’s 2020 AGM on 3 December as an online, ‘virtual’ event, with voting planned on the new Corporate Plan (‘CP25’) and on modernising governance though the proposed new … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2020 AGM (#IHBCAGM2020) update 3: AGM online on 3 December, with ‘Corporate Plan 2020-25’ (‘CP25’) vote planned, while ‘Council+ postponed to 2021

The IHBC’s Council – its Board – has agreed to hold the Institute’s 2020 AGM on 3 December as an online, ‘virtual’ event, with voting planned on the new Corporate Plan (‘CP25’) and on modernising governance though the proposed new … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Design & build ‘could leave architects liable for others’ work’ under new law

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features Building … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: Urban planning needs to look back first, as shown by three cities in Ghana

Months into the global COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have begun discussing what the ‘new normal’ might look like in metropolitan environments, reports The Conversation. image: for illustration purposes only

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Historic Royal Palaces opens consultation on shedding 145 jobs

More than 140 jobs are at risk at Historic Royal Palaces, which has started consulting on redundancies after predicting a 90% loss of income. image: By Michael Coppins – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=94298389

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WorldGBC: Sustainable building strategy to boost health and wellbeing

Sustainable buildings can help tackle the climate emergency and boost health and wellbeing in the wake of Covid-19, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has argued.

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Royal Charter International Research Award for Young Constructors 2021, closing date 31/10

The Royal Charter International Research Award for Young Constructors 2021 is open as The Worshipful Company of Constructors, in collaboration with the BRE Trust, invites applicants, with a closing date of 31/10.

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’: Government’s ‘Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland’, from BEFS

The Director of Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) offers his reflections on the ‘Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland’ government programme, highlighting areas of interest for the heritage sector. image BEFS

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IHBC’s 2020 AGM (#IHBCAGM2020) update 1: 3 December, online, with ‘CP25’ and new governance ‘Articles’, but Council+ postponed to 2021

The IHBC’s Council – its Board – has agreed to hold the Institute’s 2020 AGM on 3 December as an online, ‘virtual’ event, with voting planned on the new Corporate Plan (‘CP25’) and on modernising governance though the proposed new … Continue reading

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Don’t forget: IHBC’s HESPR-linked service promotion is now even more accessible to clients when using our map-based search

IHBC members, colleagues and client bodies can now find the office locations of HESPR members – IHBC’s Historic Environment Service Provider Recognition (HESPR) scheme – using our new map-based facility. For more details and links see the NewsBlog image: Google Maps …find … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £2.1M+ costed works: Council seeks PM services, closing 1/10 and valued at £104K

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 … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Heritage Trail proposals to highlight landmarks in St Albans

Plans to create a Heritage Trail in St Albans city, highlighting historical buildings, famous faces and events, have been put forward by councillors, The Herts Advertiser notes.  “…vital that we attract more visitors who will spend money…”

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New appointments for design and heritage in England’s planning: Nicholas Boys Smith and Charles O’Brien

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has announced that Nicholas Boys Smith has been appointed to establish a new design body, tasked with driving up design standards, and Charles O’Brien – familiar from the Pevsner/Buildings of England … Continue reading

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Government’s £40M Green Recovery Challenge Fund: Up to £40M & 100% project costs!

A fund of up to £40 million – with grants from £50k to £5 million, and uUp to 100% of project costs available  – intended to create jobs in nature recovery and conservation has been opened, with various deadlines in … Continue reading

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TCPA Report: ‘No place for place-making’, and how planning is bypassed via PDR

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), has produced a report -‘No place for place-making’- that explores the impacts of permitted development rights (PDR) on planning and place-making, and what they tell us about the government’s planning reforms. image: Open … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Architectural heritage protection laws could be reviewed, looking to the UK’s staged approach

Recent reports suggest that Ireland’s architectural heritage protection laws could be reviewed in order to encourage renovation of derelict urban properties, according to rereports as the Irish system – ‘where buildings are either protected structures or not,’, was compared with … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Heritage support programme: ‘From Survival to Sustainability’

Rebuilding Heritage is a free support programme, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to help the heritage sector respond to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with support open to all and designed in response to training needs … Continue reading

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Scotland’s PAS seeks EOIs for funding from the ‘smarter choices smarter places’ fund: Closing 28/09

Planning Aid for Scotland (pas) says that as they have been successful in gaining project funding from the Paths for All ‘Smarter Choices, Smarter Places’ fund to create mini, transport-focused action plans, they are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) by … Continue reading

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Robert Jenrick’s speech on planning for the future: 21/09

A speech given at 21 September 2020, at the Creating Communities on Conference 2020 by The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP has been published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG). image: Open Government Licence v3.0 …an … Continue reading

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Green Homes Grant skills training competition, closing 14/10

The Green Homes Grant skills training competition provides funding for programmes which can deliver a suite of training solutions to support the Green Homes Grant scheme, closing 14 October 2020 at 11pm.

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BBC Visual and Data Journalism team visualise what coronavirus will do to our offices and homes

Visualisation of what coronavirus will do to our homes and offices: One day, the virus will subside. It could be eradicated. But even then, life will not simply return to the way it was before Covid-19. Spurred on by the … Continue reading

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IHBC submits evidence to Commons Select Committee Inquiry on ‘Supporting our High Streets after Covid-19’

The IHBC has submitted its evidence to the Commons Select Committee Inquiry into ‘Supporting our high streets after Covid-19’. Culture is a driver of economic development.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Construction Declares and the energy minister meeting, from Building

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features Building … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Union Chain Bridge gets £250K injection for refurbishment

Border Country has reported on how the restoration work the 200-year-old Union Chain Bridge – which spans the England-Scotland border on the River Tweed between Horncliffe and Fishwick – has been given another boost as with a grant of £250,000 … Continue reading

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The future of architect regulation: ARB’s call for evidence, closing 23 October

ARB has launched its Call for Evidence a strand in its wider research programme to inform the review of its regulatory model and architects’ competence.

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