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- IHBC regrets Liverpool’s loss of WHS status: Notes ‘huge disappointment’ and need to ‘see what lessons there are…’ 23/07/2021
- IHBC, IEMA & CIfA launch joint Principles of Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment (PCHIA) 23/07/2021
- REMINDER – IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards close 31 JULY: Win £500 and a place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School with your built environment/heritage coursework 23/07/2021
- IHBC update: New SAHBG-IHBC Research Award closing date of 31/07 – Celebrate the ‘quality of architectural-historical research… in heritage and conservation practice’ 23/07/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £144.5K+ costed works this week: National body seeks researcher for inclusion strategy, closing 23/08, valued £15K-20K 23/07/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Manchester council threatened with legal challenge over ‘support’ for skyscraper – before consultation ended 23/07/2021
- England’s National Planning Policy Framework revised 23/07/2021
- ‘Vision for building beautiful places’ in England, &‘banish ugly developments and deliver?beautiful…’: Office for Place, NPPF and Design Code 23/07/2021
- RIBA reintroduces adapted Climate Challenge report and introduces voluntary performance targets 23/07/2021
- AHRC ‘scoping culture and heritage capital research’: Closing 10/08 23/07/2021
- Call for arts and humanities experts to evaluate Horizon Europe applications: Open 2021-27 23/07/2021
- REMINDER CLOSING 31 JULY: Win £500 and a place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School with your built environment/heritage coursework – IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2021 20/07/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: First viewing of Paul McTernan’s Brighton 2021 School taster clip, on ‘Repurposing… the High Street’ 20/07/2021
- Via IHBC HESPR’s Donald Insall Associates, HE, NT & more: Grosvenor on how (properly) making historic buildings energy efficient ‘…could reduce UK buildings’ emissions by 5%’ 20/07/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (beyond the) doorstep’: Shrewsbury house filled with concrete foam to save it from collapse – it’s not Narnia either… 20/07/2021
- Cardiff‘s new Council on ‘Capital Ambition – Our continuing commitments for Cardiff’ 20/07/2021
- Government promotes new apps to simplify extension application process for homeowners 20/07/2021
- HE Planning Bulletin: Recent and forthcoming developments in planning from a heritage perspective 20/07/2021
- Council chiefs launch campaign to ‘Build Back Local’ 20/07/2021
- Tighter payment rules to small firms come into force 20/07/2021
- Construction groups unite with proposed new carbon reporting rules consultation 20/07/2021
- Brighton 2021: Day School webinar ‘taster clips’ now out to savour & share, with delegate recordings due soon; Non-delegate access to main sessions @£10+VAT each (when ready)! 16/07/2021
- IHBC sponsors COTAC Conference: ‘Developing the skills, training, and expertise for the challenges ahead’ – 23/24 November 16/07/2021
- IHBC welcomes joint IHBC, IEMA and CIfA ‘Principles of Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment in the UK’: Launch 20/07, 12.30-1.30 16/07/2021
- New IHBC ‘CPD Priority’ programme virtual event: Ian Hume on ‘Conservation Engineering’, 28-29 September, from £20 for members, with bursaries too! 16/07/2021
Monthly Archives: June 2021
IHBC’s input shapes HCLG parliamentary critique of England’s planning pitch: Reforms ‘lack detail’, and need consultation ‘to prevent unintended consequences’!
The Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Parliamentary Committee report on England’s Planning White Paper extensively references the IHBC’s evidence, warning that the proposed reforms ‘lack detail’ and asking for consultation ‘to prevent unintended consequences and harms resulting from them’.
REMINDER: IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2021: Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School by submitting your built environment/heritage coursework online, closes 31 July!
The IHBC’s celebrated 2021 Gus Astley Student Awards closes to entries on 31 July, so if you have coursework from ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2020 OR 2021 – just submit it online and on time to have a chance … Continue reading
The IHBC has submitted its response to the consultation on the Historic England Industrial Heritage Strategy, recognising that it is valuable document but that it would also benefit by including recognised definitions and a specific charter, while the need for … Continue reading
REMINDER: IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: SAHGB – IHBC Heritage Research Award, closes 01/07, medal & IHBC School place prizes!
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’, and this week features the joint IHBC- SAHGB Heritage Research Award for ‘architectural-historical research produced… … Continue reading
IHBC’s features ‘Heritage from the (construction) doorstep’: Glasgow College Bar fire – buildings to be demolished
Members of the city council were informed at a meeting that 223 to 229 High Street would be torn down in the interest of public safety, reports Glasgow Live.
Historic buildings on Flat Holm island will be repaired and renovated, island habitats improved for wildlife etc., after the island’s owners, Cardiff Council, secured more than £600K of funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. image: for illustration purposes only … Continue reading
Responding to the changing working patterns of a post-Covid Scotland, the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has revealed new plans to help retrofit public spaces into out-of-town alternatives to city centre offices. image: for illustration purposes only – DBW
A new report published by Centre for London looks at how communities and councils can take a more active role in the stewardship of their local high street. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0
Bryn Noble, a civil engineer at WSP and one of past ICE President Andrew Wyllie’s Future Leaders, is calling on all civil engineers to help tackle a key part of our mental and social health. image: DBW article
University College London(UCL) has signed a long-term strategic partnership with the National Trust to help conserve its historical sites and address important heritage challenges. image: UCL website – National Trust images, Mike Selby
The Eden Project has signed an agreement with the owners of the preferred site on the Dundee waterfront for its expansion into Scotland, and released the first image of how the new Eden Project Dundee visitor attraction might look. image: … Continue reading
Young architects are rejecting ‘cookie-cutter modernism’ in favour of approaches that prioritise conserving the earth’s resources according to Joseph Grima, who has written a manifesto calling for a new type of non-extractive architecture.
The latest issue of the IHBC membership journal Context is out, featuring the usual mix of the topical and the practical as we explore ‘Applying Digital Technology’, with familiar features and occasional nuggets: shrines in Germany; memorialising in Manchester, and … Continue reading
Enjoy IHBC’s Brighton 2021 & longing for the videos? Pass the time prepping for Aberdeen 2022… on Youtube!
The IHBC’s 2022 Annual School will take place in Aberdeen and online over 16-18 June, with the theme ‘Heritage on the Edge’, and explore issues around Environment, Innovation and Regeneration, and its promotional video is now available publicly. …Heritage on … Continue reading
IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2021: Check out the testimonials – closing 31 July, £500 + free IHBC 2022 School place!
The IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award celebrates relevant coursework from ANY UK taught course – history, planning, design and more – from the last 2 academic years, so just submit coursework online by end July for a chance to … Continue reading
IHBC’s climate signpost: CHN seeks strategies advancing climate action with sustainable development: Closing 7/07
The Climate Heritage Network (CHN) is calling for examples of strategies ‘that advance both climate action and sustainable development’, closing 7 July.
Stockport Heritage Trust is appealing to IHBC members to hear of any listed public libraries in their towns and cities that are being retained and improved, rather than closed and services moved to new or other buildings. image: 38DEGREES – … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR weekly pick from £2.9M+ costed works: BC seeks ’appropriately skilled’ architect for conservation work valued up to £95K+, closing 07 July.
The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the Director’s pick this week features the call from an English Borough Council … Continue reading
IHBC’s features ‘Heritage from the (engineers’) doorstep’: Reparations sought in Highways England bridge row as 24 historic railway structures face demolition or infilling
Two heritage railways in Cumbria, whose plans to unite have been thrown into doubt by Highways England’s aggressive infilling of an historic railway bridge, have asked the company to undo the work or fund the structure’s excavation and repair, while … Continue reading
The new Welsh Government’s 5-year plan shows how it will deliver on the promises made to voters during the Senedd 2021 election and how it will tackle the big challenges faced in Wales.
The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme is encouraging all to get involved with the works planned for one of the most loved and recognised buildings in the world.
Nearly 30 figures from politics, football and academia have signed a letter urging Unesco not to strip Liverpool of its World Heritage status. image: for illustration purposes only
Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) updates on the introduction of the Traineeship Skills Development Programme and T Level qualifications and its introduction of the Industry Placement Card, for learners aged sixteen (or above).
Applications open for incentive payments for employers who hire a new apprentice between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0
They look like stone igloos and might be described as Irish-style saunas. Sweathouses were popular in the 1700s but their use died out towards the end of the 1800s and into the 20th century with the advancement of rural dispensaries.