Category Archives: Event – IHBC

Heritage project management: A to Z from the IHBC

18/19 October 2017
Auckland Castle and Bishop Auckland, Durham

From Auckland Castle and Bishop Auckland to Zurbarán: project-based training and insights in heritage and conservation

An IHBC ‘Unique Learning Experience’ at Auckland Castle and Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham

Full programme: Wednesday18th and Thursday 19th October 2017
Day Programme: 19 October 2017
See the Programme Options here

Evening talk and networking reception buffet option only: Wednesday 18th October
Optional Castle tours: Weds 18th & Thurs 19th 16.00 (Subject to availability)

Find out more here

The Architecture of Great Malvern and Some Conservation Issues

6 September 2017

IHBC’s West Midlands Branch CPD EVENT 

The next CPD event will be based in Great Malvern which will be kindly hosted by Louisa Davidson a consultant from Rock Davidson Associates, who will be providing a talk on the history and architecture of Great Malvern which will be followed by a tour of the town.

Further details of the tour can be found here the with regards to the buildings we shall be visiting. There is also an attached Malvern Map.
During the course of the morning, there will be some time for a general meeting to discuss casework or any burning issues that delegates may have. Please note that lunch will not be provided, though there are plenty of eateries within Great Malvern.

The afternoon will consist of another tour at Morgan Cars at nearby Malvern Link.

Please note that whilst the morning session (talk and tour) will be free of charge, there is a charge to attend this tour, where it will be £20 for IHBC members and £21.83 (that includes the booking fee) for non-IHBC members.

To view further details and to book a place for both morning and afternoon, please click on the following link via our Eventbrite page:

Check regularly the West Mindlands webpage (section: Branch meetings) for more updates.

EVENT POSTPONED: Scotland Branch CPD: 50 Years of Conservation Area Planning

We are obliged to postpone this CPD until later this summer due to unexpected circumstances.

13 June 2017
Ayr and Maybole

Programme of the day

10.00     Arrival at Ayr Committee Room in Ayr County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR.

10.30     Background by Catherine Parish of South Ayrshire Council to Ayr Conservation Area, (designated 1969), and current planning issues in the burgh.

11.00     Patrick Dunne of Ayr Renaissance on the strategy for Ayr High Street that involves major townscape surgery within the Conservation Area to deliver a masterplan.

11.30     Charles Strang – conservation area issues in Ayr in the 1970s. (Charles worked for Kyle and Carrick District Council in the 1970s.

12.00     Walking tour of the main part of Ayr Conservation Area, looking at the buildings by the river targeted by a completed THI, the new masterplan area, other town centre work and areas of interest

1.00        Lunch and travel to Maybole, by car share or train (Ayr to Maybole 13.29 (11 mins) to see the town before the impact of THI/ CARS investment just announced in 2017

2.15        Colin Love of South Ayrshire Council talk and tour of Maybole Conservation Area, (designated 1974) and the community’s ‘Maybole Regeneration’ project including Maybole Castle

4.00        Approximate finish time. Disperse or return to Ayr by train (16.09 to Ayr) or car-share.

Trains from Glasgow Central: 8.30; 8.38; 9.00; 9.04; 9.31 (this last arrives in Ayr at 10.18)

Ayr to Glasgow Central 16.23; 16.27; 16.54; 1706; 17.24

The nearest free parking is on Queens Terrace Lane opposite the Horizon Hotel.

COST:    £30 – IHBC Members/Affiliates/Associates and students £40 – non-members.
Pay on the day, or ask for invoice when you book with
Delivers 6 hours CPD. Certificates on request.

Further reading: PAN 71; Ayr Central Conservation Area Appraisal ; Maybole Conservation Area Appraisal ; Civic Day on 17 June marks 50 years of conservation areas, introduced by the Civic Amenities Act in 1967. IHBC Scotland will celebrate this the preceding Tuesday, in one of the first conservation areas to be designated, “Ayr Number 1”, in 1969. On 27 September we will have a day marking six conservation areas designated in Aberdeen in July 1968, thus covering two opposite ends of the country. IHBC will also partner Scottish Civic Trust in its annual conference on 50 Years of Conservation Areas in Scotland. And finally the question remains – which was the first Conservation Area to be designated in Scotland?  Discuss!

The Only Way is Ethics!

14 July 2017

This IHBC South Branch Summer Seminar seeks to cover a range of topics directly relating to the IHBC’s Membership Competencies and Code of Conduct. The sessions will consider philosophical aspects of conservation, and their application to real life situations. Good professional conduct relies upon the individual to give accurate, consistent advice, and to understand the wider context within which we operate. Through consideration of applicable law and policy, professional conduct and the balance of conservation values against the needs of building owners and occupiers, this seminar will provide a comprehensive philosophical update and plenty of examples of the application of conservation principles in practice.

Further information on the South Branch webpage and IHBC South Branch Ethics Booking Form