Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Winter Sculptures light the way to ‘Rediscover Grantham’

A new collection of sculptures are going up in Grantham town centre as part of a cultural pilot programme funded by Historic England.

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Serious about your staffing plans or career direction? Stay ahead with ‘IHBC Jobs etc’, offering interdisciplinary conservation roles from design to outreach, townscapes to monitoring (Wales), 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 include roles across Urban Design (London), Townscape, and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s NewsBlog Christmas Treat: Posts that haven’t (yet?) made it to the NewsBlog service!

The IHBC’s free NewsBlog service is a unique resource informing and documenting cross-sector (and across-sector) news relevant to built and historic environment conservation professionals, but as content is carefully prioritised or can go out of date, not all features make … Continue reading

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DBW features IHBC’s adoption of new Articles as they ‘pave the way for modernisation’ of governance

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki and the ‘construction industry knowledge base’ – has featured the IHBC’s adoption of new articles in its bi-weekly Newsletter and as an article on its Wiki service.

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IHBC Christmas alert: CoE seeks expressions of interest in ‘history care and conservation’ committee roles (Cathedral Fabric, DAC, CBC etc.), closing 11 January

The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division of the Church of England (CoE) would like to hear from ‘competent and experienced and experienced professionals’ in the history, care and conservation of religious buildings with the time and skills to serve on … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: DBW on Parliamentary Inquiry into ’21st Century Places – Values & Benefits’, closing 29/01

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 Designing … Continue reading

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IHBC CREATIVE Conservation Fund: Public listing of donors launched following AGM

The IHBC has launched its interim public listing of signed-up donors to the IHBC’s new CREATIVE Conservation Fund, including those who have made donations while booking for the IHBC’s 2020 AGM programme.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: £85m Lowesmoor Wharf revamp revealed

A major £85 million waterside community in Worcester is on the cards as part of a major regeneration scheme to be assessed by city council chiefs, reports The Worcester Observer.

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New APPG Parliamentary Inquiry Christmas update: ‘21st Century Places: Values and benefits’ call for evidence closes 29 January

Westminster’s new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ‘Conservation, Places and People’ (CPP APPG), chaired by Layla Moran MP and with the IHBC as its Secretariat, has launched its first Inquiry into ‘21st Century Places – Values & Benefits‘, a wide-ranging … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new CREATIVE Conservation Fund absorbs Gus Astley Memorial Fund: Supporting Student Awards as programme ‘centrepiece’

The IHBC is delighted to announce that the remaining resources in the Gus Astley Memorial Fund have been transferred by its trustees to the IHBC’s new CREATIVE Conservation Fund, where it will continue its to support the IHBC’s Annual Gus Astley Student … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £500M costed works: Archaeology body seeks support for Welsh project, closing 4 January 2021, value £5-6K

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’: Excelsior – The tunnel near Plymouth with a nuclear secret

For years, there have been rumours whispered around Plymouth and Cornwall about so-called ‘nuclear tunnels’ that exist beneath the Tamar Valley, reports The Plymouth Herald.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Refusal in store for Harris Park, Preston, LB proposal

Eden Grove Investment Properties’ plan to convert listed buildings (LB) and introduce new houses at the historic Garstang Road site looks set to meet with disappointment at Preston’s planning committee, writes The Preston Hub.

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IHBC’s December CPD Circular now out: Accessible cross-sector learning support, from our AGM and beyond

IHBC’s December CPD Circular has been issued, highlighting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities across the sector, including the IHBC ‘members-only’ free CPD AGM opportunity on 3 December and its special pre-AGM feature from Griff Rhys Jones.

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IHBC’s President calls for examples of ‘good, bad and indifferent’ Heritage Statements’ for HE guidance review

IHBC President Mike Brown has called out to members practicing in England for examples of good, bad and indifferent Heritage Statements to inform Historic England’s (HE) review of its guidance.

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DBW highlights CIAT member feature on IHBC research into LPA cuts in England

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki and the ‘construction industry knowledge base’ has featured the CIAT’s promotion of the IHBC’s Local Planning Authority capacity research for England.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Archdaily on ‘9 Cities with Medieval Plans Seen from Above’

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 Archdaily’s … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Landford Wood Mission Hall near Salisbury is Grade II listed

A hall built in 1899 for the spiritual wellbeing of the local community has been granted heritage protection, The Salisbury Journal reports.

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IHBC’s new Context looks to the future while making history!  Oxford themed and introduced by local MP and new CPP APPG Chair, Layla Moran

The latest issue (no. 166) of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, with historic firsts including a new approach that focusses on the future of an historic city – Oxford – and boasts an introduction by Layla Moran … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £136K costed works: Department seeks research on value of heritage assets, closing 21/12, value £50-100K

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’: Durham’s Whorlton Bridge to close until further notice

A historic County Durham bridge – Grade II, Scheduled, the UK’s oldest road suspension bridge and the earliest surviving structure using an iron chained suspension bridge – is due to close after a condition assessment found it is no longer … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Parliamentary ‘Conservation, Places and People’ APPG (CPP APPG) launches first Inquiry as it ‘… Probes Regeneration Of Historic Places’: Oral sessions due; Call closes 29/01/2021

Westminster’s new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ‘Conservation, Places and People’, chaired by Layla Moran MP and with the IHBC as its Secretariat, has embarked on its first public inquiry, with the call closing on 29 January 2021 and oral … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Competition launched for Highgate Cemetery restoration’

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 the … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Dozens of miles of Wirral paths could be lost!

Dozens of miles of paths could be lost in Wirral, reports The Wirral Globe, unless they are registered in time by local authorities.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Housing association gets green light for 30 rooftop homes

A London housing association and a ‘airspace’ developer have secured planning approval to build 30 new rooftop homes on top of an existing residential development in Bermondsey.

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