Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC supports CIOB’s ‘Future Skills for Traditional Buildings’: 05 November, online

The IHBC is co-sponsoring the ‘Future Skills for Traditional Buildings’ virtual conference from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) on 5 November, with speakers to include IHBC members Rory Cullen and John Edwards, and with IHBC officers hosting a digital … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes new AHF-HE Covid-19 recovery grants initiative: £1M for post-COVID business planning for ‘small heritage’, closing 9/11

The IHBC has welcomed the announcement that the Cultural Recovery Fund to include smaller charities and social enterprise, assisted by the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) tandem with Historic England (HE), as £1M has been allocated to ‘charities and social enterprises … Continue reading

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IHBC joins 27 leading planning-linked bodies to explore National Planning Forum’s 2020 Vision

England’s newly launched National Planning Forum (NPF) ‘2020 Vision’ explores ‘Planning in a post-COVID world’, featuring contributions by 28 leading planning-linked bodies – from the Woodland Trust and Historic Houses to the Home Builders Federation and Natural England, alongside IHBC … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £202M+ costed works: Service provision for NI programme, closing 25/11, valued £121K

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 (industry’s) doorstep’: Traditional skills to the fore as Nairn Courthouse restoration works complete

Scottish Construction Now has reported on the successful strategy in the recently completed Highland Council-led restoration works on the Category B-listed Nairn Courthouse. image: Inverness Courier

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IHBC’s ‘Out of Context’ CPD boost from London, via Ireland: Case study insights to Heritage Partnership Agreements (HPAs)

To expand your technical legislation knowledge of Heritage Partnership Agreements (HPA) see Issue 163 of the institute’s member journal Context where Claire Brady of Historic England explains how a HPA works in practice: as a legal agreement setting out how … Continue reading

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Lathams, IHBC’s latest HESPR registered practice: Nearly 50 HESPR service providers working to IHBC standards

Lathams is the latest company to join the IHBC’s conservation and heritage services ‘HESPR’ quality assurance listing, joining the heritage businesses, offering from it East Midlands based practice services that combine architecture, planning, conservation, regeneration, and urban design.

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IHBC’s Virtual MATEs span local to global applicants, as membership accreditation takes to the airwaves

Having piloted a Virtual Membership Application Training Event (MATE) in May, the IHBC has now rolled out several dates for more, all of which have been filled within days of being advertised, and with targeted groups ranging from antipodean applicants … Continue reading

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IHBC asks for: ‘YOUR PROSECUTIONS DATA PLEASE’… to help us help conservation!

IHBC’s National Database of Listed Building Prosecutions – created in 1996 on the initiative of Bob Kindred, and now with details of hundreds of case sentences – is the ‘go to’ resource on local authority prosecutions, but its contents need … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Trade bodies threaten to boot members out if they can’t prove competence’

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’s … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes £103m recovery fund distribution to 445 heritage bodies, via £1.57B Culture Recovery Fund

IHBC Chair David McDonald has welcomed the announcement that 445 heritage organisations across the country are set to receive a lifesaving financial boost thanks to the dedicated £103M distribution from the £1.57Bn Culture Recovery Fund, helping them through the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Serious about your staffing plans or career direction? Stay ahead with our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, with conservation roles from listing and HAZs to surveying, architecture and more

To help heritage and conservation employers and practitioners across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities posted on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, with recent offerings including proactive roles delivering direct benefits locally, in … Continue reading

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IHBC Chair highlights opportunity from TV producer looking for restoration projects

IHBC Chair David McDonald is drawing the attention of IHBC members to opportunities linked to ‘brand new TV documentary series focusing on the restoration and maintenance of historic British landmarks’. image: for illustration purposes only

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IHBC Member and Purcell HESPR company partner Jane Kennedy IHBC awarded OBE

The IHBC has warmly welcomed the award of an OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list to Purcell Partner and former Chair, Jane Kennedy IHBC.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £25K costed works: Preservation Trust seeks service providers, closing 16/11

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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Record entries to IHBC’s 2020 Gus Astley Student Awards: ‘… a great time to have the IHBC’s CREATIVE Conservation Fund up and running’!

The  IHBC is delighted to announce a record number of entries for the IHBC Gus Astley Student Awards for 2020, with more than 50 submissions, with entrants thanked and non-members offered free ‘taster’ Affiliate memberships, and as future awards and … Continue reading

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If IHBC, then please forward: HE survey on work-based training in heritage construction in the North of England, closing 31/10

Historic England has recently commissioned a short research project focussed on the North of England to explore skills and training in heritage construction from firms’ own perspective, and IHBC members are asked to pass on to networks that work on … Continue reading

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IHBC on Climate Heritage Network and Climate Heritage Week and Culture x Climate 2020 – 12/10-27/11

The Climate Heritage Network (CHN), of which the IHBC is a member, is running Culture x Climate featuring CHN-sponsored webinars, weekly themes and affiliated events from CHN members and allies, running 12 October through to 27 November.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Could you help save Abingdon’s Old Abbey House?

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 asks HESPR … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Application to demolish Derby’s Assembly Rooms

A planning application has been submitted by Derby City Council to knock down the 43-year old Assembly Rooms – which has played host to the likes of Elton John, Iron Maiden, Take That, etc – as The Derby Telegraph has … Continue reading

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IHBC Chair urges ‘DEMOLITION REBELLION!’ in England’s NPF 2020 Vision: Join the launch – 16 Oct @ 11am, with Peace, Quartermain and more!

IHBC Chair David McDonald, writing for England’s National Planning Forum (NPF) 2020 Vision – which called for members’ thoughts on ‘Planning in a post-COVID world’ – urges a structured rebellion against demolition, while NewsBlog readers are invited to the Vision’s … Continue reading

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IHBC with AABC and EASA and more endorse RIBA’s 2 new professional services contracts for conservation

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched two brand new professional services contracts for the provision of conservation architectural services, with both also endorsed by the IHBC, the Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) and the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s October CPD Circular now out: Accessible cross-sector listing with IHBC CPD overview included for free (too!)

The IHBC’s October CPD Circular has been issued, highlighting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities across the sector, and this month features an overview of the IHBC’s own CPD support.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £2.9M+ costed works: Council seeks consultancy for works to HAZ, closing 19/10 and valued at £184K

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’: Old articles and a labour of love restoration – Lutyens and Jekyll via The Farnham Herald

The Farnham Herald has reported on a series of articles on the history of Crooksbury House on the slopes of Crooksbury Hill above Tilford – described as the ‘first country house commission by Edwin Lutyens with a surrounding garden by … Continue reading

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