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 at 158 New Bond Street 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 9 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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  • British Woodworking Federation

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  • Architecture*fab

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  • Material Driven

    MaterialDriven is a design consultancy and materials library. The company focusses on innovative materials and

  • Confederation of Timber Industries

    Confederation of Timber Industries supports the UK's Timber supply chain from Forest to end of life recycling.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.