IHBC Jobs etc - latest skills review
If you have career interests in heritage see IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ skills review.
Fire at Nottingham Cattle Market
More sad context in the host city for IHBC’s 2019 Annual School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience’.
IHBC HESPR top pick
From £55K+ costed work this week: Historic England seeks Surveys and Statements for HAZ-related Bishop Auckland buildings, closing 29/11, £13-15K value.
Welsh Government publishes - Priorities for the Historic Environment of Wales
Builders spend 2½ years driving their van new research reveals
Plus almost one year trying to locate a particular tool...
IHBC CPD Boost
BRE webinar on Housing Stock Condition Database – and suggestions for more also sought!
IHBC CPD Boost
In every issue of Context, we have a round up of a selection of some of the latest publications which are relevant to historic building conservation.
IHBC welcomes £55M heritage-specific funding for high streets
However it highlights how holistic benefits merit more investment as ‘healthy high streets mean healthy – and happy – people’!
IHBC - Heritage from the House
So what do MPs think of ‘beauty and the built environment’ – As Vaizey asks ‘Could a heritage listing be given to some of our great cities and towns, to preserve them?’!
HE welcomes £40M in the Budget to work with LPAs on successful HAZ initiatives
The boost in budget will help work with Local Planning Authorities in the regeneration of historic high streets that are struggling with economic and social pressures.
Worthwhile Vs Meanwhile
DBW reports on U+i take on empty London properties: 2,700 hectares with permission to build and no construction commenced.
Welsh Gov Climate Change consultation – Closes 7 Dec
The Historic Environment Group is launching a consultation on their draft Historic Environment & Climate Change: Sector Adaptation Plan.
Cadw - Understanding Listing in Wales
Understanding why and how buildings are listed this provides an introduction for owners, occupiers and agents about what listing means for them.
SPICe update on Brexit
The Scottish Parliament’s SPICe update on Brexit, from its Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee is now out.
Parliamentary HCLG Committee reports on Land Value Capture
‘Reform taxes and charges to claim more’ and consider ‘Local Infrastructure Tariff’.
First picture of the great glass elevator planned at Battersea Power Station
The first images of how the cylindrical lift will look when it launches in 2021 were released by the developers of the £9 billion regeneration scheme.
New commission announced to champion beauty in the built environment in England
The commission to promote better design and style of homes is to be chaired by conservative philosopher and author Sir Roger Scruton.
Public to have say on new National Parks for England - closes 18/12
The Government is inviting views on how England’s 10 National Parks and 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) meet the nation’s needs.
Pathways into Construction - reaching out to under-represented groups
£5M boost from CITB to get hard-to-reach candidates into construction with new Pathways into Construction.
Introducing Pugin and his vision of a Gothic England to a younger audience
Pugin Society: Illustrator of children’s book inspired by Pugin’s Gothic vision – ‘Bringing Pugin to a younger readership’.