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IHBC’s next OPEN & FREE ‘Management’ CPD Pre-School webinars for #IHBCReading2024 School theme, ‘Place & Building Care…’: ‘Enforcement’ (03/05) and ‘Munstead Wood’ estate (16/05)

The IHBC is delighted to announce two more free #IHBCReading2024 pre-School CPD webinars and tasters in our exploration of ‘Place & Building Care…’, targeting IHBC’s ‘Management’ Area of Competence across planning (Enforcement) and historic estates (Munstead Wood), 12/13-15 June: image … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Research’ signpost: ICE advice for engineers to close the gender pay gap following on RAE research

An analysis of the findings of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s (RAE_ report, ‘Closing the engineering gender pay gap’ focuses on the profession and revealed some surprising findings, concludes The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). image for illustration

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New closing date of 30 April for IHBC’s two Marsh Awards: ‘civic contributions by retired members’ and ‘successful learners’

A new closing date of 30 April has been announced for the two IHBC 2024 Marsh Awards – for ‘civic contributions by retired members’, and for ‘successful learning in heritage skills’ – with awards of £500 and free places at … Continue reading

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‘Money is still not the barrier’: Bursaries extended for IHBC’s 2024 School, #IHBCReading2024, 12/13-15 June – ‘Submit now to be next on the list!’

Bursaries from the IHBC’s UK-wide allocation are still available for the 2024 Annual School in Reading, 12/13-15 June – #IHBCReading2024 – on ‘Place & Building Care: Finance, policy & people in conservation practice’, offering some of the most accessible and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £112K+ works this week: Heritage team seeks engineering services for canal restoration, £70K, to 10/05

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members regular ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s pick this week is a call from a heritage team for structural … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Claim – Torbay’s planning rules are being flouted due to lack of enforcement

Just two planning enforcement officers are on the books at Torbay Council as a shortage of key council officers means planning regulations are being flouted in Torbay, Torbaytoday reports. image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Proposals for £65m University Centre Blackpool set for decision

Plans for a £65m university campus in the centre of Blackpool look set to be given the go-ahead – with a new name also unveiled for the development, reports The Blackpool Gazette. image for illustration: Blackpool tower and sea front … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the global doorstep’: European Architecture Prize Philippe Rotthier 2024, closing 30/04.

The European Architecture Prize Philippe Rotthier 2024, is for architectural projects, urban and rural developments completed in the last five years promote architecture in harmony with nature etc, and closes 30 April. image: rotthierprize.com

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IHBC welcomes formal signing by IHBC Chair and ICOMOS-UK President of new MOU, securing ‘closer ties and cooperation’

The IHBC has welcomed the formal signing of its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ICOMOS-UK, as a structured agreement focussed on establishing ‘closer ties and cooperation between these two organisations in the field of heritage conservation’.

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Missed #IHBCReading2024 School webinar on ‘Applying BSI’s PAS 2038…’, co-hosted by Fit for the Future? Just catch it free on IHBC’s Youtube channel…

If you missed IHBC’s Technical Panel lead John Edwards on ‘Applying BSI’s PAS 2038 in Retrofitting non-domestic Heritage and Traditional Buildings’ – our free ‘pre-school’ CPD webinar supporting IHBC’s Reading School 2024, co-hosted by School partner Fit for the Future … Continue reading

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New closing date of 30 April for IHBC’s two Marsh Awards: ‘civic contributions by retired members’ and ‘successful learners’

A new closing date of 30 April has been announced for the two IHBC 2024 Marsh Awards – for ‘civic contributions by retired members’, and for ‘successful learning in heritage skills’ – with awards of £500 and free places at … Continue reading

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‘Money is still not the barrier’: Bursaries extended for IHBC’s 2024 School, #IHBCReading2024, 12/13-15 June – ‘Submit now to be next on the list!’

Bursaries from the IHBC’s UK-wide allocation are still available for the 2024 Annual School in Reading, 12/13-15 June – #IHBCReading2024 – on ‘Place & Building Care: Finance, policy & people in conservation practice’, offering some of the most accessible and … Continue reading

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IHBC issues 2024 AGM reminders: To voting members, ‘Please complete your proxy form’, and for all, to register in advance for Robyn Pender on ‘… energy in buildings…’, 30/04

IHBC’s Chair David McDonald has reminded voting members to complete proxy voting forms – SHORT or LONG as suits – as back-up arrangements for voting at our 2024 AGM on 30 April, while reminding all to register in advance for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: Building on ‘world’s first full-scale commercial nuclear power station’

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’, and this week features Building on the ‘world’s first full-scale commercial nuclear power station.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’, for #IHBCReading2024 too: Go for £9.5M revamp of Brutalist Reading Hexagon Theatre

Reading Borough Council has given the green light to £9.5 million plans by Haworth Tompkins to overhaul its Brutalist 1977 Hexagon theatre. image for illustration: Graham Horn / The Hexagon Commons Wiki

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Activists occupy house set for demolition by ‘not-for-profit’ housing association

Housing and climate campaigners occupied a house in south-east London in protest against its planned demolition and the ‘crime’ of leaving empty homes boarded up amid a housing crisis, reports The Morning Star. image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC issues 2024 AGM reminders: To voting members, ‘Please complete your proxy form’, and for all, to register in advance for Robyn Pender on ‘… energy in buildings…’, 30/04

IHBC’s Chair David McDonald has reminded voting members to complete proxy voting forms – SHORT or LONG as suits – as back-up arrangements for voting at our 2024 AGM on 30 April, while reminding all to register in advance for … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes SE Branch #IHBCReading2024 Bursary call (closing 17 April), complementing SE Branch Day School CPD on ‘Levelling Up our World Heritage’, Canterbury, 26/04 (from £35)

Alongside the South East (SE) Branch’s 2024 Day School and AGM (26 April), in Canterbury, on World Heritage Site policy, finance and related matters, the Branch is also offering its own Annual School Bursary for the IHBC’s 2024 School (12/15 … Continue reading

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New closing date of 30 April for IHBC’s two Marsh Awards: ‘civic contributions by retired members’ and ‘successful learners’

A new closing date of 30 April has been announced for the two IHBC 2024 Marsh Awards – for ‘civic contributions by retired members’, and for ‘successful learning in heritage skills’ – with awards of £500 and free places at … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Research’ Signpost: HSTF Annual Research Study 2024 – Place Partnerships

The High Streets Task Force (HSTF) has published it’s ‘Annual Research Study on Place Partnerships 2024’. image for illustration: Joanna Theobald

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £170K+ works this week: National heritage body seeks agency for branding project, to £80K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members regular ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s pick this week is a call from a national heritage body for … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’:  Poltimore House fire met with heartbreak and ‘deep sense of loss’

It is not known how much of Poltimore House can be saved following a devastating fire, though the charitable trust has pledged to save what they can of the building, reports DevonLive. image for illustration

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Crooked House owners appeal against order to rebuild historic pub

The Crooked House wonky pub was demolished days after a devastating fire and now the owners have lodged an appeal against an order to rebuild it, reports Birmingham Live. image for illustration: By Peter Broster – Crooked House, Dudley CC … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the Global Doorstep’: Winners of Costa Carras European Citizens Awards for the Safeguard of Endangered Heritage 2024

Europa Nostra has announced the 2024 winners of the Costa Carras European Citizens Awards.

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New closing date of 30 April for IHBC’s two Marsh Awards: ‘civic contributions by retired members’ and ‘successful learners’

A new closing date of 30 April has been announced for the two IHBC 2024 Marsh Awards – for ‘civic contributions by retired members’, and for ‘successful learning in heritage skills’ – with awards of £500 and free places at … Continue reading

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