Daily Archives: 29/06/2021

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’.

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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

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IHBC responds to draft Historic England Industrial Heritage Strategy

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

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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

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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.

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£1.1 million funding for Cardiff’s Flat Holm island heritage and wildlife

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

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Scotland’s CSIC: New plans unveiled to transform public spaces into sustainable office hubs

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

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London Futures: Building a new vision for London to 2050 and beyond

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

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The role of civil engineering in designing out loneliness

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

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UCL and the National Trust partner to promote heritage science, conservation and cultural value

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

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Eden Project picks Dundee waterfront site for Scottish home

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

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IHBC Signpost: Environmentalism is replacing formalism in architecture says Joseph Grima

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.

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