Monthly Archives: December 2020

IHBC’s New Year Treat No. 1: MATE session dates for 2021 – Free ‘Membership Application Training Events’, 13/01 on; IHBC CPD certified too!

The IHBC has posted new, free and open Membership Application Training Event (MATE) sessions from January, with places at these 3-hour online accreditation guidance sessions offered on a ‘first come’ basis, with CPD certificates offered too.

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IHBC’s New Year’s Treat No. 2: Our first 2 NewsBlogs, from 2007 – but do you have the accompanying email alerts?

The IHBC’s first two NewsBlog posts from 2007 may not be as historically important as our first issue of Context in February 1983, but they do represent the start of another conservation-specific IHBC membership service – green, pandemic compliant, and … Continue reading

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IHBC responds to HE’s Advice Note (HEAN): Listed Building Consent Advice

The IHBC has submitted its response to Historic England Advice Note on Listed Building Consent – which offers both general advice for owners of listed buildings and on how to judge whether proposals need consent etc.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: HESPR members’ pre-launch notice on reduced rates for stalls at Brighton School’s virtual ‘Heritage MarketPlace’

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, featuring last week the offer … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £600K+ costed works: National body seeks input to new strategy, closing 15/01, valued £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’: 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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Digital planning could benefit Scottish economy by £200m, says RTPI

The Scottish economy could benefit to the tune of more than £200m over the next ten years by introducing digital planning services, according to a study by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in Scotland. image: for illustration purposes only … Continue reading

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Historic Coventry city centre streets transformed as part of an ambitious £2 million project

Two historic streets in Coventry city centre have been transformed over the last few months as part of an ambitious £2 million project ahead of the festive season.

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HEF update infographic from 2020, for 2021

The Historic Environment Forum (HEF) has issued an infographic for 2020 to inform a ‘positive look ahead to 2021’. …infographic on our highlights from 2020… Francesca Benetti writes, on behalf of the HEF team: ‘We hope that next year will … Continue reading

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URBACT warmly welcomes the New Leipzig Charter

The German Presidency of the Council of the European Union has delivered on its promise to renew the EU’s principles of sustainable European cities through a New Leipzig Charter (NLC), adopted on 30 November 2020, which updates the principles of … Continue reading

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New trustees join the AHF Board

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has announced the appointment of three new trustees to the AHF Board: Greg Pickup, Carole-Anne Davies and Neal Shasore.

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Stowe North Hall & WMF: A Step Closer to Completion

Completion of the restoration of Stowe House’s North Hall, largely funded by World Monuments Fund (WMF), came a step closer this summer with the installation of a statue of Mercury opposite the imposing Laocoön group installed last year.

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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 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’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 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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Scottish Government: £25m of support for apprenticeships

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced two new incentives to increase apprenticeships and create opportunities for young people, including a £25 million support package. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0

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Retrofit Accelerator for homes, to transform London’s carbon emissions

The Retrofit Accelerator for homes is part of the Mayor’s Energy for Londoners programme, and is designed to speed up the pace of cutting carbon emissions and achieving zero carbon by 2050.

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Scotland’s CSIC calling on early career professionals to join a new Built Environment Future Leaders’ Forum

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is calling on early career professionals and students to join a new Built Environment Future Leaders’ Forum

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John Betjeman Award Winner 2020

The 2020 John Betjeman Award for excellence in conservation at places of worship of all denominations and faiths drew a range of impressive entries in the England & Wales category. image: SPAB website, Tenterden Methodist Church, Kent by Rachel Morley

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15 abandoned rail schemes win funding to be restored to former glory

The Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed the 15 successful bidders for investment under the second round of the Restoring your Railway Fund.

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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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