Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC marks passing of David Lovie, Past President and leading light on our first constitution

The IHBC is sad to announce the death of our Past President David Lovie, a distinguished conservation professional and IHBC volunteer who, in 1997, led on drafting the founding constitution of the Institute as a professional body, charity, and lead … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new ToolBox Guidance note on ‘Dill’ Supreme Court judgement: ‘When is a listed building not a listed building…’

The IHBC’s latest Toolbox Guidance Note, drafted in consultation with the Institute’s Legal Panel, reviews the recent Supreme Court conclusions in Dill v Secretary of State… [2020], answering ‘When is a listed building not a listed building?’ with:‘…when it has … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Global Construction Review on Getty ‘Preserving the Modern’

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 members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: 10 eyesore Glasgow buildings that deserve the bulldozer treatment

10 eyesore Glasgow buildings deserve the bulldozer treatment according to Glasgow Live’s followers.

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Following calls to members, IHBC Chair calls on Committees to inform Institute’s pandemic and post-pandemic planning priorities

Following his call for IHBC member feedback on pandemic pressures and priorities as the lockdown eases, IHBC Chair David McDonald has asked the IHBC’s four lead Committees to feed back to the board thoughts on ‘issues that you… think should … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Hat-trick’ to 13K+ practitioners on DBW’s digital Newsletter: Damp; Net Zero, and patina!

The IHBC has had a ‘CPD Hat-trick‘ of posts supporting conservation-related practice in the 21 July Newsletter of Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – the construction industry knowledge base and host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – as more than … Continue reading

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IHBC’s update on LGA’s ‘Local planning’ push: On ‘recovery and resilience planning post-pandemic’

Following support from IHBC and partners for the Local Government Association (LGA)-led call to ‘Keep planning local’, the LGA has launched a ‘recovery and resilience planning package ‘of recommendations to Government on how to enhance the planning system whilst ensuring … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £54.1M+ costed works this week: National heritage body seeks consultants for design-related guidance update, closing 06/08, valued £20K-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 top pick this … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Inverness benefits from online talk to tell story of its B-listed buildings

A tour through the history and future of one of the Highland capital’s most prominent buildings will form the basis of an online talk, reports The Ross-shire Journal.

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IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School twitter insights from #IHBCVirtualSchool2020: 1M+ users; 359 tweets; 90 contributors + sponsor HCUK Group’s showcase

Alison McCandlish was the IHBC’s social media support at the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School, and here she explores the parallel and overlapping public twitter experience, at #IHBCVirtualSchool2020, which boasted an ‘overall reach of… over 1 million users, with 359 tweets… … Continue reading

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IHBC says ‘Pass the word on’: Chair sought for England’s Historic Environment Forum, nominations close 4 Sept

England’s  collaborative network the Historic Environment Forum (HEF) is looking for an experienced chair to promote collaboration across the historic environment sector and lead on the transition to a new governance model, and the IHBC is encouraging members and colleagues … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Futurism, manifest in the ‘70s!

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 members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park set for a new community café after NLHF support

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) has awarded local charity Age UK Sheffield £581K to restore the derelict Grade II Listed Old Coach House building, next to Hillsborough Library reports Sheffield Newsroom.

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IHBC’s Chair highlights concerns over England’s ‘Build Build Build – Proposed Changes to Secondary Legislation’

IHBC Chair David McDonald has registered with England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government the Institute’s serious concerns over how ‘some of the recently announced proposals relating to permitted development rights in planning (PD) may have unforeseen and detrimental … Continue reading

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Malcom Airs OBE, IHBC’s PP etc. on ‘… date stones… of Dorchester-on-Thames’, on YouTube: View and boost your ‘Evaluation’ CPD online!

Malcolm Airs OBE, IHBC’s Past President (PP), Past Chair and much more, has helped make a film directed by his son Thom, ‘videographer, photographer and content creator’, about the date stones of Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire: ‘The Hidden Meaning of Date Stones … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £565M+ costed work this week: Infrastructure body seeks solutions-based designs for service hubs, valued £5K-20K, closing 15/09

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’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Massive cash boost for historic derelict Derbyshire railway station

A grant worth hundreds of thousands of pounds has been awarded to repair a historic Derbyshire railway station that is the last of its kind, reports Derbyshire Live.

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IHBC and partners – from POS and CPRE, to RTPI and RIBA – support LGA-led call to ‘Keep planning local’ following ‘BUILD, BUILD, BUILD’ trope

The IHBC has added its name alongside partners from across England in supporting a call led by the Local Government Association (LGA) to ‘urge the UK Government to keep planning in England local’, debunking ‘Any suggestion that planning is a … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Dezeen’s ‘Mews houses taking advantage of London’s backstreets’

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 members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (city) doorstep’: South Bank’s IBM building gets Grade II listed status

Plans to alter the IBM building on the South Bank have been thrown into doubt after the Government listed the building at Grade II, writes London SE1 News.

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IHBC Chair co-signs letter promoting heritage alongside arts for Government support, in advance of £1.57Bn fund: ‘Heritage is not just old stuff’

IHBC Chair David McDonald co-signed a letter from The Heritage Alliance (THA) to the Telegraph – published on 4 July – highlighting the need to include heritage as well as the arts in financial assistance from Government, noting that ‘Heritage … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Conservation Wiki host DBW bares all, with ‘Mistakes we will admit to’: Will you?

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – the construction industry knowledge base and host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – has ‘listed a few classic mistakes’ it admits to having ‘witnessed’’, and calls for more!

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £4.1M+ costed works: Welsh council seeks partner for listed venue refurb, closing 16 July, valued £370K, closing 3/08

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’s ‘Heritage from the (country) doorstep’: West Wellow couple ‘shocked’ by unexpected new farm building

A couple have been left ‘flabbergasted’ after a large agricultural building was unexpectedly erected a few metres from their house, reports the BBC.

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IHBC’s Conservation Wiki partner, DBW reaches 10,000 articles: Celebrates ‘An interoperable industry

To celebrate the 10,000th article on Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – the construction industry knowledge base and host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki– DBW Director and co-founder Gregor Harvie reviews events that have shaped the industry in the last … Continue reading

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