Daily Archives: 20/11/2020

DON’T FORGET VOTE BY PROXY even if joining in the IHBC’s 2020 AGM: ‘Help the IHBC move past the pandemic’ with our historic modernisation!

ALL IHBC members with a say at the online AGM on 3 December are called on to vote in advance ‘by proxy’, even if attending – votes during the AGM take precedence, so these can be changed on the day … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR listings reaches ‘50’ with Rock Davidson Associates: 50th practice on IHBC’s HESPR register of services

Rock Davidson Associates – a small experienced practice in the Midlands specialising in historic building assessments and  historic building conservation – is the latest company to join the IHBC’s conservation and heritage services ‘HESPR’ quality assurance register, as membership of … Continue reading

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IHBC NewsBlog readers’ update from DBW on ‘Building People’: Focus on ‘diversity, skills, careers and social value’

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki as well as the ‘construction industry knowledge base’ – has developed a microsite focused on diversity, skills, careers and social value to help ‘make construction and the built … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £20K+ costed works: Welsh council calls for proposals linked to a country park development, closing 30/11

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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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Grimsby urban explorer uncovers ‘forgotten village’ in Lincolnshire woods

An urban explorer has uncovered a ‘forgotten village’ within a Lincolnshire woods, the Grimsby Telegraph has reported. image: Grimsby Telegraph -Steve Gray

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Wales extends investment in decarbonising social housing: ORP for a green recovery

The Welsh Government has given the green light and a further £10M to a major new programme that will transform social housing across Wales, boost the economy and open the door to a new Welsh industry: the Optimised Retrofit Programme … Continue reading

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Wellcome Trust agrees £506m takeover of Urban & Civic

The Wellcome Trust has agreed a £506 million takeover of a London-listed developer that specialises in building huge developments in commuter hotspots on brownfield sites.

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CLC on England’s White Paper: Unlock ‘Levelling Up’ with ‘Fourth Zone’

The response to England’s Planning White Paper consultation the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has called for the creation of a so called ‘fourth zone’ that would unlock tricky regeneration opportunities that have been blocked by existing planning rules.

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FMB & partners: Government misses potential £15Bn economic boost and job creation without VAT relief

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has called on the Government cut VAT on home improvement works to 5% to boost jobs and stimulate the economy.

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HES: £194,349 awarded to coasts and waters heritage projects

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has awarded funding to eighteen projects across the country. image: HES

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New charity launches with a mission to protect local nature, wildlife and heritage: ‘Habitats & Heritage’

On 5 November 2020 ‘Habitats & Heritage’, a new charity dedicated to looking after the natural and historic environment in south and west London has launched, a result of the merger of Environment Trust and South West London Environment Network … Continue reading

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New COTAC Newsletter now out

COTAC’s fourth Newsletter has been published, with news, updates and more from across COTAC and its networks, including heritage data, understanding conservation and climate change. Download the Newsletter here.

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Row over China’s plan to build its largest European embassy in London’s East End as consultation begins

China’s ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming has written to the mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs to say he believes councillors are ‘attempting to disrupt’ the new embassy.

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