A mapping tool that provides contractors and their suppliers with a central database of local Materials Exchange Platform (MEP) projects to help cut waste by finding a home for unused materials has been launched.
An air raid shelter, a pillbox cleverly disguised as a roofless cottage, a rare Chain Home radar defence tower, and a war memorial have been granted protection.
A planning application has been submitted by Derby City Council to knock down the Assembly Rooms – which has played host to the likes of Elton John, Iron Maiden, Take That, etc.
Specifically tailored for conservation projects, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched two brand new professional services contracts.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has made a dramatic intervention into the zip wire row which has divided people, politicians and businesses in the city.
The roof of the Elizabeth Tower (also known as Big Ben) is slowly becoming visible again from 28 September 2020, as part of the scaffolding is removed.
The IHBC lists quality providers of education and learning in the historic built environment, and emails a monthly recap of their upcoming events.
On Læsø, houses are thatched with thick, heavy bundles of silvery seaweed that have the potential to be a contemporary building material around the world.
For the first time in its history, England’s largest festival of heritage and culture will feature online events as well as in-person activities. Heritage Open Days (HODs) returns in September, thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) shows the scale of the ‘missed opportunity’ if we continue to separate heritage policymaking and economic policymaking.
28 leading bodies set out their vision for the future.
Historic England adds 216 entries to the 'at risk' register.
The recreation of Palmyra’s triumphal arch.
Protecting cultural heritage during armed conflict.
The importance of emergency planning.
The seismic strengthening of historic churches.
The impact Scotland’s dynamic coast has on the historic environment.
Restoring a Jacobean house in Norwich.
Is there hope for the future of the Tayreed beds?
An architect of Liverpool, inspired by historical precedent. 1 min book review.
Repair and restoration to encourage access and conserve significance.
Building Construction in Britain from 600AD to 1890.
A memorial to a forgotten academic and political economist.
His life, art and legacy. 1 min book review.
An ambitious Victorian new town that was not delivered as planned.
Style over substance. Book review.
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