IHBC’s HESPR pick from £2.1M+ costed works this week: Scottish council seeks team for buildings ‘overhaul’, closing 29/07, valued £2M

logoThe 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 a Scottish Council for a team to help overhaul dilapidated buildings, closing 29 July, value: £2M.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (Farnham) doorstep’: ‘It’s okay, you’ve still got the drawings,’ says inspector as ex-school condemned to demolition

The Farnham Herald has headlined a case where a former school is lost as the planning inspector notes the proposals would ,only demolish the building, not the drawings, while he can see ‘nothing in the response from HE that leads me to believe the building is… to be considered a non-designated heritage asset’.

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New online tool identifies £8.5bn worth of future construction projects across Scotland

An innovative online tool has been launched to provide the construction industry with greater clarity and understanding of future public sector construction projects to be delivered across Scotland.

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£60 million to protect England’s national heritage

20 organisations in England will benefit from £60 million to protect our national heritage for future generations.

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New regulator at heart of building safety overhaul: Government

Government reports that the Building Safety Bill will set out a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained.

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Net zero could generate £330bn investment into UK, commission finds

Meeting net zero in London and the UK’s Core Cities could bring up to £330bn of investment into the UK, new analysis by the UK Cities Climate Investment Commission has revealed.

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The SPAB: Recruiting Fellows & Scholars, closing 14/09 & 12/10

SPAB logoThe SPAB is seeking to recruit Fellows & Scholars, closing 14 September and 12 October respectively.

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Legality of £27bn roads building programme in question as court battle begins

The legality of the government’s second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) will be determined during a two day High Court hearing.

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Self-healing concrete goes on sale in the UK

Precast specialist JP Concrete has signed a supply deal with a pioneering Dutch firm to offer self-healing concrete in the UK.

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IHBC’s ‘Remembering our 2021 School’: Lessons from Paisley, with first glimpse of A-listed town hall’s £22m transformation

A new fly-through video has been released giving the first look at how Paisley’s A-listed Town Hall – featured in Paul McTernan’s Brighton Day School presentation – will look after a £22 million transformation into a landmark venue.

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IHBC on COP26: GBC-led ‘Open Call’ for COP26 Built Environment Virtual Pavilion – entries close 02/08

A coalition of organisations is delivering a digital presence at COP26 in the form of a Built Environment Virtual Pavilion, with an open call launched for entries to two elements – exemplary projects for the exhibition and a sustainability focused installation – and with a closing date for entries of 2 August.

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IHBC CPD signpost: Know your quantum meruit from their contingent interest – check out the DBW Glossary of property law terms

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki and the ‘construction industry knowledge base’ – has published a useful glossary of property law terms.

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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!

logoThe 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 to receive a cash prize at the IHBC’s Aberdeen School in June 2022. Continue reading

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REMINDER: 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 more than 2000 signatories to date, and closing on 8 August.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: HESPR ‘15 minutes free advice scheme’ launched to the public

logoThe 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 launch of a new HESPR ‘15 minutes free advice scheme’, as summarised for HESPR members below.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Kent’s Arches Chatham Neighbourhood Forum awarded £50K to develop Go Outdoors store

A community development forum has reached an exciting milestone after it was awarded £50,000 to shape the future of a disused superstore, reports KentOnline.

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London, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle & Cardiff to see £322M a month lost in spending with long-term hybrid working plans

New research calculates that the pandemic has resulted in £11.9 billion of displaced city centre spending, as many workers left offices for homeworking, with cities set to see employment hub spending drop £322M a month.

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3rd Annual Exhibition of Stone Carving and Stonemasonry for Worshipful Company of Masons’ Craft Fund – EOI due 31/07

Supporting and promoting the use of stone and the training of young stonemasons, the Third Annual Exhibition of work by stone masons and stone carvers will take place at Gallery Different from 15– 20 November, with Expressions of Interest due by 31/07.

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MMC advocacy: Government urged to introduce sustainable supply chain legislation

A panel of experts who gathered to discuss how the construction industry will meet zero-emissions targets through Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) have called on the government to introduce a sustainable supply chain legislation.

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New digital guide: Copyright considerations when working with volunteers

Naomi Korn Associates have created a digital guide to provide information on best practice when it comes to managing or supervising volunteers.

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

IHBC Marsh Awards websiteJudges 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’.

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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!

logoThe 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 to receive a cash prize at the IHBC’s Aberdeen School in June 2022.

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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 more than 2000 signatories to date, and closing on 8 August.
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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.

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