Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

Reminder: IHBC 2022 AGM notice now out to members: 24 February 2022, 6pm

IHBC Chair David McDonald and Mike Brown, IHBC President & AGM Chair, have written to formally notify members of arrangements for the 2022 AGM, which will take place virtually on 24 February 2022 at 6.00pm.

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REMINDER: IHBC looks to the future with new ‘Affiliate’ arrangements: Improved support for all, and ONLY the name changes for those seeking status quo

IHBC Board’s call to upgrade the Affiliate category to recognise those with an ‘awareness’ of conservation means that from April 2022 anyone not securing or applying for assessment as an Affiliate will join a new ‘supporter’-style category, but see no … Continue reading

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Reminder: IHBC’s HESPR network of conservation practices offers free help with heritage queries, as HESPR’s ‘15 minutes free advice’ is launched formally

The HESPR ‘15 minutes free advice’ service offers 15 minutes of free expert advice and guidance from conservation practices recognised through the IHBC’s HESPR register of commercial conservation practices.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £450K+ works: Council seeks heritage advisory service, closing 3/02, valued at £300K.

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 a Council for an advice service … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’: Guardian on ‘sub-Saharan Africa and world heritage’

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 features the Guardian on ‘sub-Saharan Africa and world heritage’.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage form the urban doorstep’ 1: Five Aberdeen high rises to remain A-listed as council appeal fails

The controversial listing of five Aberdeen tower blocks has been backed by the Scottish Government, reports The Aberdeen Press and Journal. image: HES

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New IHBC Context out: Surveys the Severn

The IHBC’s newest issue of Context (No 170) is now available to members and online, with the valley and values of the Severn – ‘Great Britain’s longest and most voluminous river’ – its main subject, alongside the usual variety of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £450K+ works this week: Council seeks conservation area reviews, closing 14/01

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 a council for a consultant to … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’: AJ on the death of Richard Rogers: ‘pioneering architect of the modern age’

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 features AJ on the death of Richard Rogers. image: Dezeen, CC … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: High Streets for All Challenge update

Before COVID-19, London’s high streets were already under a lot of pressure with empty shops and neglected public areas, but now the pandemic has highlighted the need for local neighbourhoods with a diverse range of local businesses and services. image: … Continue reading

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IHBC-SAHGB Annual ‘Research’ Award 2021 winner announced: Donald Insall Associates on ‘Lord Leycester Hospital’, and OPT commended

The IHBC is delighted to announce the winner of the new joint Award with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) that celebrates the quality of architectural-historical research produced as private consultants or for public bodies etc.,. Donald … Continue reading

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IHBC Practice Signpost: UNESCO information on Reducing Disaster Risk at World Heritage Properties

World Heritage properties and heritage sites in general are exposed to the impacts of natural and man-triggered catastrophic events, which threaten their integrity and may compromise their value… image: UNESCO website

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’: Dezeen on the 2022 RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner Balkrishna Doshi

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 features Dezeen on Balkrishna Doshi winning the 2022 RIBA Royal Gold … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Dunard Edinburgh ‘music hall’ approved following redesign

Edinburgh’s first purpose-built music and performance venue in more than 100 years looks set to be given the green by councillors, reports The Herald. image: for illustration purposes only – Fiona Newton

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To help employers and practitioners, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers on the diverse career opportunities advertised in our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, so sign up for free alerts and ‘stay ahead’ with the IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ service!

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IHBC looks to the future with new ‘Affiliate’ arrangements: Improved support for all, and ONLY the name changes for those seeking status quo

IHBC Board’s call to upgrade the Affiliate category to recognise those with an ‘awareness’ of conservation means that from April 2022 anyone not securing or applying for assessment as an Affiliate will join a new ‘supporter’-style category, but see no … Continue reading

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IHBC update: CHN seeks COP26 sign up to ‘Manifesto on Keeping 1.5° Alive’

The Climate Heritage Network (CHN) – a voluntary, mutual support network of arts, culture and heritage organisations – seeks signatories to its COP26-linked ‘Manifesto on Keeping 1.5° Alive’, entitled ‘Accelerating Climate Action through the Power of Arts, Culture and Heritage’.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £500K+ works this week: DC seeks tenders re. conservation skills, closing 04/01, valued to £17K

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 from the doorstep’: Swindon’s iconic dome gets GII listed status from Historic England

Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre has been given Grade II listed status after a year-long campaign to save it after landlord Seven Capital revealed plans to rebuild, but removing the dome and lagoon, reports The Swindon Advertiser.

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IHBC’s new ‘HESPR News’ feature update: Director’s selection for this month, from RICS review to Swindon’s ‘Flying Saucer’

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 occasional news listing feature this week offers its members links to updates from … Continue reading

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IHBC’s next ‘Scoop for the School’ for 2022: Councillors approve ‘transformative’ regeneration of Aberdeen city centre, market and beachfront

The pedestrianisation of Union Street Central, the creation of a new city market, and the revitalisation of the beach area, with plans for a pier, new green hub, and a state-of-the-art sports area have been approved by Aberdeen City Council, … Continue reading

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IHBC Signpost: Local Area Guidance, The Heritage Fund’s ‘priority outcome’

The Heritage Fund offers guidance designed to help people meet its priority outcome: the local area.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’: Archdaily on ‘5 Art Movements that Influenced Architecture’

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 features Archdaily highlighting ‘5 Art Movements that Influenced Architecture’ alongside our … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the Charity’s doorstep’: Preservation charity shut down after trustees found using funds for personal benefit

Trustees at the Manor Building Preservation Trust used the charity’s funds to live in a mansion rent-free, to buy high-end cars and give each other salaries of over £128,000, Civil Society reports via the Charity Commission.

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IHBC Gus Astley Student Award judge: Ian Morrison OBE (HE Exec & past CEO AHF) to select winner of £500 prize (& IHBC 2022 Aberdeen School’s first delegate)!

Ian Morrison OBE, Director of Policy and Evidence on the Executive Team at Historic England (HE) and past CEO of the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF), will be our guest judge for the 2021 IHBC Gus Astley Student Award, with winners … Continue reading

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