About us

The Building Centre is a hub for the built environment, providing a platform for the exchange and development of knowledge. Established in 1931, the Building Centre is unique in representing and bringing together the different disciplines that form the built environment industry.

The evolving programme of events and free exhibitions aim to inspire and inform the sector and the public. 

For more information please email us or call +44 (0)20 7692 4000

 

Foundations 

The Building Centre was founded in 1931, born out of a building materials bureau at the Architectural Association. It opened its doors to the public on New Bond Street in 1932 where it provided material and product information to the industry and public, and held major exhibitions. The Building Centre received the support of an array of prominent architects including Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and Sir Edwin Lutyens who both sat on the centre's first advisory board.

After the blitz destroyed the premises in 1941 the Building Centre moved to Conduit Street and then to 26 Store Street in 1951, where to this day it serves the industry and all those interested in the built environment.

The Building Centre is owned by the Built Environment Trust, an independent charitable organisation that provides support for educational, research and cultural activities.

 

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  • BRE

    BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, offering expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. They help ...

  • Grigoriou Interiors

    Grigoriou Interiors is an interior design and sustainability studio, specialising in commercial and sustainable interior projects. Project results range from improving staff wellbeing and productiv...

  • REHAU Ltd

    A pioneer in polymer technology with more than 50 years of experience, REHAU provides smart solutions for residential and commercial construction. Among their cutting-edge products are radiant floo...

  • Construction Youth Trust

    Construction Youth Trust is a registered charity working with young people to help them access training, education and employment in the construction industry. The Trust works in partnership to del...

  • Cadventure

    Cadventure offers BIM technology and services to the AEC industry. We sell CAD and BIM software including Bentley MicroStation, AECOsim Building Designer, ProjectWise and Vectorworks. Within The Bu...

  • Construction Industry Council

    The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

  • Roz Barr Architects

    Roz Barr Architects is a London based architectural studio with a commitment to the careful crafting

  • China Design Centre

    The China Design Centre showcases the unique design vision emerging from China's rich culture and history.