Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

Donovan Rypkema, lead US heritage economist, co-anchors IHBC’s 2021 Day School, and eyes ‘innovative format’ of School MarketPlace for ‘the chance to share…’

Donovan Rypkema – the lead heritage economist in the US – will anchor the afternoon session of the IHBC’s 2021 Brighton School, on June 18, while his business networks look at taking 3 stalls at the MarketPlace, recognising the ‘innovative … Continue reading

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IHBC Chair offers sympathies on Peter Ainsworth’s sudden passing: ‘a passionate advocate for heritage’

On behalf of the IHBC, Chair David McDonald has offered sympathies on the sudden passing of Peter Ainsworth, ‘a passionate advocate for heritage’.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1M+ costed works this week: Call for tenders linked to conservation architectural services, valued at £660K, closing 04/05

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 pick features this … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes £400M for 2,700+ arts, culture, heritage organisation etc., especially for smaller charities

The IHBC has welcomed the news that £400M has been allocated across more than 2,700 arts, culture, heritage organisations etc. to help the culture and heritage sector reopen and recover.

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IHBC welcomes new entry to ‘Recognised Courses’ list– Liverpool’s MA in Sustainable Heritage Management – with ‘virtual’ insights to course (‘All welcome’) 13/04

The IHBC is delighted to welcome a new entry on its list of Recognised Courses, this time the MA in Sustainable Heritage Management from Liverpool University’s School, with a free ‘virtual’ insights event for the course on open offer on … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Heritage signpost: New ‘Heritage Counts’ Research issued – ‘Know your Home, know your carbon…’

The new Heritage Counts report ‘Know your home, know your carbon: reducing carbon emissions in traditional homes‘ was launched at England’s recent Heritage Day, which noted that ‘Carefully retrofitting our historic homes could save up to 84% in carbon emissions’.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: IHBC’s consultation on extending HESPR members’ advisory profile

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 plans for launching a new HESPR-linked service offering 15-minutes free advice (with … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Work to save Hurst Castle wall was ‘just days away’ before collapse

WORK to strengthen Hurst Castle was just days away from starting when a huge section collapsed into the sea, New Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne has reported, writes The Advertiser and Times.

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Serious about your staffing plans or career direction? Stay ahead with ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’: Roles like HES Designation Head call for conservation-related skills across UK’s public, private and third sectors!

To help employers and practitioners the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers on the diverse career opportunities advertised on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, and recent posts include a rich variety of roles from Scotland’s HES Head of Designation to a … Continue reading

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See IHBC’s priority CPD taster from John Edwards, on ‘Retrofit of Traditional Buildings’ on YouTube

On 26 March the IHBC, led by Prof. John Edwards, hosted a free one-hour CPD webinar ‘Introduction to Building Survey for Retrofit’ for sector professionals – introducing the broad concepts of retrofit and relevant standards and guidance in advance of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR double-up pick from £82M+ costed works this week: From £79M restoration of parliament to golf course archaeology

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 pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Manchester begins public consultation on its statues, monuments and memorials

Manchester Council has announced a public review and on-line consultation to focus on statues, monuments, and memorials around the city, reports About Manchester, marking the start of a wider review by the council that will include updating information held. image: … Continue reading

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IHBC Chair’s ‘March General Meeting’ update, in detail, and confirmation of Special Resolution on ‘virtual’ GMs

With the conclusion of the first General Meeting (GM) under its new constitution, on 26 March 2021, which saw overwhelming support for our first ‘Special Resolution’ under the new arrangements alongside firm encouragement for members to engage with the newly … Continue reading

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IHBC’s NEW Council update: Thanks to ‘new member’ speakers and delegates, and calls for first feedback on Council structures and chartering by 16/04

Following the IHBC’s first Council under its new constitution, on 26 March 2021, IHBC President and meeting chair Mike Brown extended his thanks to all contributors while renewing a call to members to help shape the Institute’s forward planning, notably … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Dezeen on ‘Green credentials’

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 news from across the development sector, and this week features Dezeen on … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Roman Quarter refusal… ‘put the knife into the city of York’

Horrible Histories author Terry Deary has slammed York Council for rejecting much-vaunted plans for a new Roman-themed tourism development in the city centre, reports The Yorkshire Post.

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IHBC successfully concludes first General Meeting and Council under new Articles: from ‘virtual’ GMs to member support and chartering

In advance of further detail to be posted on the IHBC’s NewsBlogs, the IHBC has successfully completed the first General Meeting and Council  under its new constitution, which included securing the institute’s capacity to hold entirely ‘virtual’ General Meetings (GMs), … Continue reading

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IHBC responds to MHCLG’s Right to Regenerate: Reform of the Right to Contest consultation

The IHBC has submitted its response to consultation proposals for a new ‘Right to Regenerate’, a proposed reform by MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) of the existing ‘Right to Contest’.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £500K+ costed works: Call for Landscape Character Assessment, closing 06/04, valued up to £25K

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 pick features a … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Golden Lane RA supports ‘Reform the planning… in the City Of London’ petition

The Golden Lane Estate Residents’ Association (RA) is one of the sponsors of a major petition that has just been launched to seek reform of the planning process in the City of London.

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Last chance approaches for IHBC’s Marsh Award nominations: Celebrating the achievements of active and civic ‘retired IHBC members’

The closing date approaches for the IHBC’s Marsh Award for community contributions by retired members of the IHBC, with a prize that includes £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Brighton 2021 Annual School, and with nominations closing on … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘members only’ first Council and General Meeting of 2021: Free, 26 March, 1pm on – Booking closes soon

The IHBC is issuing exclusive invitations and formal notices to IHBC members of ALL categories to the first Council meeting of 2021, from 1pm 26 March (online), starting with a formal General Meeting vote to support virtual meetings, and with … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Dezeen on architecture students and the climate crisis’

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 news from across the development sector, and this week features Dezeen on … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: London council estate demolition – with family still living inside – sparks protest

The Hackney Post has reported on how almost 80 people took to the streets of Hackney to protest against the demolition of Marian Court while a family is living on the premises.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: £538,000 plans to save historic Captain Cook pub in Middlesbrough

Proposals have been made for emergency works to protect Middlesbrough’s oldest standing but ‘knackered’ pub from collapsing, writes The Northern Echo. image: Victorian Society

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