Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC Chair features in Planning on ‘Fast track listed building consent’ from England’s White Paper

IHBC Chair David McDonald has featured the IHBC’s response to England’s Planning White Paper (WP) proposal regarding what is described as the threat of ‘applicants paying consultants to conduct a regulatory service.’

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Don’t forget: Vote by proxy even if joining in the IHBC’s 2020 AGM: ‘Help the IHBC move past the pandemic’ with our historic modernisation!

ALL IHBC members with a say at the online AGM on 3 December are called on to vote in advance ‘by proxy’, even if attending – votes during the AGM take precedence, so these can be changed on the day … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Legal challenge to PD expansion fails’

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’: The drama as Wrexham police station disappears from the town’s skyline

Wrexham’s landmark police station building was brought down with explosives recently, after dominating the town’s skyline for more than 45 years, reports The Daily Post.

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Don’t forget: Vote by proxy even if joining in the IHBC’s 2020 AGM: ‘Help the IHBC move past the pandemic’ with our historic modernisation!

ALL IHBC members with a say at the online AGM on 3 December are called on to vote in advance ‘by proxy’, even if attending – votes during the AGM take precedence, so these can be changed on the day … Continue reading

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Matthew Saunders updates IHBC etc. on report to HE on listing from the Amenity Sector

Matthew Saunders IHBC, past Director of the Ancient Monuments Society, has written to thank consultees and to say that Historic England (HE) has posted online its initial responses to his commissioned ‘Saunders Report’ on listing, which is based on an … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £320.5M+ costed works: East England council seeks consultancy for market towns opportunity, closing 18/12.

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 (global) doorstep’: Manchester prepares for fall of its ‘Berlin Wall’

An assertively modernist work in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens has divided opinion since 2002, and now The Guardian reports that work is set to begin on the demolition of the Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s only UK work, after sceptics won the … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD signpost to RICS: On the circular economy… in numbers

RICS members’ journal Modus ‘crunches the numbers’ on the challenge the construction industry has to become more circular.

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Don’t forget: Vote by proxy even if joining in the IHBC’s 2020 AGM: ‘Help the IHBC move past the pandemic’ with our historic modernisation!

ALL IHBC members with a say at the online AGM on 3 December are called on to vote in advance ‘by proxy’, even if attending – votes during the AGM take precedence, so these can be changed on the day … Continue reading

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CIAT updates members on IHBC research into England’s LA Conservation Capacity:  50% fall in a decade, with 6% with none!

CIAT has reported to its members and networks the IHBC’s recent research into current Local Authority (LA) conservation service capacity in England, which has declined by 50% in just over a decade, and today suggests 6% of local authorities currently … Continue reading

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IHBC NewsBlog readers’ update: From the National Metal and Waste Crime Week of Action

Stephen Armson-Smith  of the, Crime Prevention Tactical Adviser at Braintree and Uttlesford has offered an update on its recent ‘virtual’ conference on the ‘theft of metals from heritage properties’. image: for illustration purposes only

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Chinese ruins transformed into museum’

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 Dezeen … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (European) doorstep’: Green light for UK’s Stonehenge project

The controversial plan to construct a €1.9 billion road tunnel close to the prehistoric site of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, has been approved by the UK government, reports Construction Europe. image: By Sumit Surai – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, … Continue reading

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DON’T FORGET VOTE BY PROXY even if joining in the IHBC’s 2020 AGM: ‘Help the IHBC move past the pandemic’ with our historic modernisation!

ALL IHBC members with a say at the online AGM on 3 December are called on to vote in advance ‘by proxy’, even if attending – votes during the AGM take precedence, so these can be changed on the day … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR listings reaches ‘50’ with Rock Davidson Associates: 50th practice on IHBC’s HESPR register of services

Rock Davidson Associates – a small experienced practice in the Midlands specialising in historic building assessments and  historic building conservation – is the latest company to join the IHBC’s conservation and heritage services ‘HESPR’ quality assurance register, as membership of … Continue reading

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IHBC NewsBlog readers’ update from DBW on ‘Building People’: Focus on ‘diversity, skills, careers and social value’

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki as well as the ‘construction industry knowledge base’ – has developed a microsite focused on diversity, skills, careers and social value to help ‘make construction and the built … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £20K+ costed works: Welsh council calls for proposals linked to a country park development, closing 30/11

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’: Grimsby urban explorer uncovers ‘forgotten village’ in Lincolnshire woods

An urban explorer has uncovered a ‘forgotten village’ within a Lincolnshire woods, the Grimsby Telegraph has reported. image: Grimsby Telegraph -Steve Gray

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IHBC’s latest HESPR registered practice: Artifex Conservation Architects, joins nearly 50 HESPR service providers working to IHBC standards

Artifex Conservation Architects has become the latest company to join the IHBC’s conservation and heritage services ‘HESPR’ quality assurance register, the IHBC’s listing and support service that nears 50 service providers working to IHBC standards.

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IHBC’s pre-AGM event is free (IHBC members only; 5.30 on, 03/12), and you can donate to the IHBC CREATIVE Conservation Fund on application… or after, if you missed it!

If lucky enough to be an IHBC member (any category) and able to join the IHBC’s 2020 AGM and free pre-AGM proceedings from 5.30PM on 3 December – with a filmed welcome from Griff Rhys Jones and School updates –you … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Chinese ruins transformed into museum’

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 Dezeen’s … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: North Staffs sites share in £1.57bn fund for support through pandemic

Ford Green Hall and Middleport Pottery in North Staffordshire are among the heritage organisations to receive funding to support them though pandemic.

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Voting at IHBC’s 2020 Virtual AGM (03/12)?  Vote by proxy even if attending – it can be changed in the AGM – and be sure to ‘help the IHBC move past the pandemic’!

ALL IHBC members with a say at the online AGM on 3 December are called on to vote in advance ‘by proxy’, even if attending – votes during the AGM take precedence, allowing for changed positions – and ‘help the … Continue reading

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Serious about your staffing plans or career direction? Stay ahead with ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ – conservation roles from ‘Placemaking’ in Wales and ‘Design’ with HS1, to urban, regulatory and maritime roles, and much more!

To help heritage and conservation employers and practitioners across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities advertised on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, while recent posts cover roles from an insightfully titled ’Placemaking and … Continue reading

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