Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

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 … Continue reading

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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. image: heritagefund.org.uk

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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. image: By Thx811 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=101152514

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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 … Continue reading

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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

The 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 … Continue reading

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

A 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. … Continue reading

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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

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 the IHBC doubling up with the ‘HESPR free 15 minutes advice’ … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Outrage as historic fountain stolen from Grimsby cemetery

North East Lincolnshire Council is appealing to the public to help track down a decorative fountain that has been stolen from Grimsby Cemetery, the Grimsby Telegraph reports. image: NE Lincolnshire Council website

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‘Promoting Britain Abroad’ inquiry launched by DCMS Parliamentary Committee

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s inquiry will examine how Britain’s cultural heritage can be used to promote the country as an international holiday destination and boost a damaged tourist industry. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC@COP26 Helpdesk+ launches ‘Some observations on moving forward after COP26’: Discussing doing more about ‘Conserving our Planet’ by ‘Conserving our Places’

Following discussions around the IHBC@COP26, the Helpdesk+ has highlighted some options in policy and practice standards that might help us do more about ‘Conserving our Planet’ by ‘Conserving our Places’ with ‘Some observations on moving forward after COP26’.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £5.2M+ works this week: Parochial Church Council seeks PM for G1 LB, closing 06/12

The 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 a Parochial Church Council (PCC) call for a Project … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (Grecian) doorstep’: Residents of a Welsh town set to become Europe’s first Climate Refugees…

A coastal village of 700 residents in the UK has been declared the first place on earth that may produce climate refugees, as the community has been identified for a high risk of permanent flooding. image: for illustration purposes only

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IHBC signpost to ‘A Clever Map’: A Window into 19th century New York City

A fascinating interactive map, from Esri, is a snapshot of New York City overlaid on the modern-day satellite map. image: for illustration purposes only  – Matt Nelson, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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NEW FEATURE: IHBC’s HESPR tender insights to £5.2M+ works, with opportunities for QS, PM, Architects, Engineers & more

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, while the Director’s new occasional listing this week boasts an impressive suite of opportunities.

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IHBC responds to Review of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011

The IHBC has submitted its response on Review of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011, noting its opposition to ‘the concept of a deemed consent for the residential conversion of unlisted church buildings, which are not in conservation areas, or … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Inquiry on Northumberland line linking Newcastle and Ashington

Travel chiefs are preparing for a four-week public inquiry into plans for the Northumberland Line rail project between Newcastle and Ashington, reports Chronicle Live. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0

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Serious about your staffing plans or career? Get your ‘Heads Up’ with ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’, with career-defining posts in Oxford, Parliament, NT and more, plus HE and 7 COs, so sign up now!

To help employers and practitioners the IHBC updates on the opportunities on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, headlining ‘Heads’ in the House of Commons (Conservation Architecture, Houses of Parliament); Oxford (Conservation and Buildings) and the National Trust (NT) (Placemaking & … Continue reading

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IHBC@COP26 update: ‘Climate and Conservation’ Podcasts now on YouTube too!

Climate and Conservation’ Podcasts have been the most popular weekday anchors across our ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ service – with thousands of views on our own IHBC Podcast page and new Spotify and Amazon Music postings, while now they are accessible on … Continue reading

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IHBC@COP26 CPD REMINDER
COTAC on ‘Protecting our world and more – 23-24/11, £20, supported by the IHBC

The IHBC is delighted to support as sponsor the forthcoming COTAC conference on ‘Developing the skills, training, and expertise…’, to take place over two half-days on 23 and 24 November.

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COTAC on ‘Protecting our world and more – 23-24/11, £20, supported by the IHBC

IHBC’s HESPR pick from £5.2M+ works this week: Capital body seeks engineers for listed office works, closing 19/11, valued £120K

The 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 … Continue reading

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IHBC@COP26 signpost: COP26 reports 1.5C kept alive, and Paris Agreement finalised

COP26 has ended with global agreement to accelerate action on climate this decade.

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IHBC@COP26 insights: Only 2 fabric upgrades – both UK – in UKGBC’s 17 ‘exemplary sustainable projects’ for COP26!

Seventeen sustainable projects, including a timber cultural centre, a school built from bamboo and 3D-printed clay homes, have featured in the ‘Build Better Now’ virtual pavilion from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) for COP26, though only two use the … Continue reading

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