Daily Archives: 11/07/2020

IHBC’s Virtual School extends across the globe…. very positively, if with a very light touch: 5 continents reach us, and 97% would repeat!

Analysis of some of the early data coming back from the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School shows that we reached most continents – even if with some tiny numbers and including some familiar, if very welcome, faces – while overall  feedback … Continue reading

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#IHBCMarshAwards update: Assessments due soon

As the COVID-19 pandemic overturned most plans across the globe, the IHBC’s partnership plans with the Marsh Awards also needed revision, but the partners can confirm that we’ll be assessing nominations and announcing results in the coming weeks.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £6M+ costed works across 11 projects: English BC seeks PM services for urban ‘Exemplar’, closing 16 July, valued £20-30K

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 (city) doorstep’: ‘Living Wall’ of recycled metal set to transform building by Cannon Street Station

A scheme for a five storey ‘living wall’ made of drinks cans at Cousin Lane next to Cannon Street London Underground station got the green light from City of London Corporation, reports My London News.

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IHBC CPD Boost: The Journal of the Building Limes Forum (BLF)

The Journal of the Building Limes Forum (BLF) has been circulated to BLF members, while IHBC member Alison Henry explores her experience as editor and why this publication is ‘a timeless repository of research, knowledge and case studies for anyone … Continue reading

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NLHF launches ‘wide-ranging review’ of its approach to diversity and inclusion

Chief Executive of the National Lottery Heritage Fund Ros Kerslake has said that the powerful protests happening across the world, including the UK, calling for a re-examination and a redress of racial inequality has led her to reflect on The … Continue reading

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Don’t forget: UK Parliamentary Inquiry on ‘Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes’ closes 13 July

UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee is inviting written submissions of evidence on ‘Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes’, with the call closing 13 July. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0

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The role of Scottish public sector bodies in tackling climate change: consultation analysis

This presents the main messages arising from the consultation on the Role of Public Sector Bodies in Scotland in Tackling Climate Change.

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Strategic Review of the Restoration and Renewal Programme: invitation to make submissions, closing 7 August

Following announcement by Parliamentary Works Sponsors Body of its intention to conduct a Strategic Review of the Restoration and Renewal Programme, an invitation is extended to make submissions, with a closing date of 7 August. Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced … Continue reading

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New radical planning reforms cut red tape, says industry, but standards still needed!

Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced radical reforms to the planning system, giving freedom for buildings and land in town centres to change use without planning permission, though ‘Developers will still need to adhere to high standards and regulations, just … Continue reading

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£1.57Bn to protect cultural, arts and heritage institutions

The government has announced a £1.57 billion support package for cultural and heritage organisations.

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Where the Government’s £750M budget for charities is being spent

Government support for charities in the Covid-19 crisis was announced on 8 April 2020 when a £750m package to ‘ensure [charities] can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak’ was outlined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

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Two towers become one in Australian architectural first

Two Brisbane skyscrapers are being stitched together to create a new ‘green’ building, the BBC has reported.

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