Daily Archives: 09/07/2021

IHBC Marsh Awards 2021 now out: John Gerrard and George Holloway take home top prizes

Judges in the sixth year of the IHBC Marsh Awards, for Community Contribution (Retired Member) and Successful Learning in Heritage Skills, are delighted to announce the 2021 awards.

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IHBC marked Culture Recovery Fund’s 1-year anniversary on 5 July: #HereForCulture

On behalf of the IHBC, Chair David McDonald has marked the Culture Recovery Fund’s 1-year anniversary helping ‘heritage organisations… contribute to the country’s economy and sense of well-being’. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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REMINDER: IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2021: Win £500 and a place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School with your built environment/heritage coursework, closes 31/07!

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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Green Party calls for no VAT on refurb in new Parliamentary petition

A petition from Molly Scott Cato – the Green Party’s finance spokesperson – on the Downing Street website calls on the government to remove VAT on refurbishment projects and raise VAT on non-Passivhaus new-build construction to 20 per cent, with … Continue reading

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IHBC update on ‘how you would like to see the Palace of Westminster restored and renewed’ – only 6 days left!

Only 6 days are left to join have your say on how you would like to see the Palace of Westminster restored and renewed. Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £255K+ costed work: English national heritage body seeks lead to publish prehistoric marine framework, closing 4/08, valued £40-50K

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 national heritage … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Former Harris meat factory mansion in Calne, Wilts, to be restored

The last remaining buildings on the site of the Harris meat factory family’s historic mansion in Calne, Wiltshire, are being restored to their former glory and converted into new homes, reports The Gazette and Herald.

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Robert Jenrick confirms a ‘higher threshold’ for article 4 directions that restrict permitted development rights

Secretary of State Robert Jenrick has announced a new ‘higher threshold’ for the use of article 4 directions, including being used only ‘to avoid wholly unacceptable adverse impacts’ or ‘to protect local amenity or the well-being of the area’, and … Continue reading

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UK’s first verification scheme for home retrofit launched

The National Energy Foundation (NEF) has launched the UK’s first verification scheme for home retrofits. image: for illustration purposes only

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New trade and building apprentice opportunities supported by HE & partners, across timber, stone, plaster and more!

Historic England (HE)  and partners are offering new apprenticeship routes into the heritage sector, with special building-related opportunities ranging from carpentry & Joinery and stonemasonry and roofing. image: Historic England 

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UKGBC industry survey on market drivers etc. for net zero carbon buildings verification scheme, closing 19/07

A UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) invites industry feedback on market drivers, expectations and characteristics for a potential net zero carbon buildings verification scheme through a survey that closes on 19 July.

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England’s The Heritage Alliance seeks new Chair: CV etc, by 31/07

The Heritage Alliance is looking for a Chair to lead the Board of Trustees and staff from Autumn 2021, to be formally appointed at our AGM in early 2022, with CV and cover due by 31 July.

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Edinburgh puts former Royal High School on open market

The former Royal High School has been put on the open market by the City of Edinburgh Council for interested parties to submit development proposals in return for a long lease of the building. image: for illustration purposes only – … Continue reading

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