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02/12/2019
Two young architecture graduates have jointly won the SPAB's prestigious ‘new design in historic contexts’ prize, the Philip Webb Award, for their separate schemes proving that with imagination and sensitivity you don’t need to demolish historic buildings.
31/10/2019
To celebrate 30 years of our prestigious John Betjeman Award in 2020, we are extending the competition beyond England and Wales, to include faith buildings across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. 
11/09/2019
Malcolm Fryer Architects will lead the SPAB through the crucial initial steps of acquiring Old House Project listed building consent and planning permission for repair and alteration work.
03/09/2019
An ancient churchyard wall in Feltwell, near Thetford, Norfolk will be rescued from collapse by the local community and master craftspeople on Sunday 8 – Tuesday 10 September.
17/06/2019
A group of volunteers and master craftspeople will gather to repair a medieval chapel at Stourton Caundle, near Sherbourne. The building, once part of a medieval chapel, has recently been rescued from ruin and collapse, saving its important ancient graffiti.
01/04/2019
Stonemason Sean Henderson, carpenter and joiner Sam Matthams,  stonemason Luke O’Hanlon, and bricklayer Matthew Wilson, are the latest recruits to the SPAB's Fellowship - a unique educational scheme designed to nurture and develop the hands-on skills needed to care for old buildings.
01/04/2019
The SPAB Scholarship is a prestigious training scheme for young building professionals to gain practical building repair skills from the some of the UK’s most experienced craftspeople. Surveyor Daniel Shemming and architects Christian Montez, Holly Spilsbury and Bethan Watson have embarked on a programme of site, workshop and studio visits across the country. 
31/01/2019
National Mills Weekend is an annual celebration of milling heritage organised by the Mills Section, when mills across the country are open to view.
03/12/2018
Three young architecture graduates have won the SPAB's prestigious ‘new design in historic contexts’ award, the Philip Webb Award, for their separate schemes proving that with imagination and sensitivity you don’t need to demolish historic buildings.
05/10/2018
Broadcaster and heritage champion Loyd Grossman is to be the keynote speaker at the SPAB's first exhibition, The Old House Show, presented in partnership with Period Living.