About us

The Building Centre is a hub for the built environment, providing a platform for the exchange and development of knowledge. Established in 1932, 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.

 

Organisations at the centre View All   slider

  • Oakside

    Since formation in 1992, Oakside have successfully completed projects for some of the UK’s most prestigious

  • Construction Products Association

    The Construction Products Association represents the UK's manufacturers & distributors of construction product

  • Architecture*fab

    Architecture*fab is a graphic studio offering a unique visualisation and animation service. With a formal background in architecture and technology, they are specialists in creating stunning visual...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Timber Trade Federation Ltd

    The Timber Trade Federation is Growing the Use of Wood through the political, promotional and technical representation of its members’ interests. From Chain of Custody to employment law, from techn...

  • Brick Development Association

    The Brick Development Association represent the nation’s leading clay brick and paver manufacturers and are responsible for promoting the contribution that brick makes to the places and spaces that...

  • Wienerberger Ltd

    The world’s largest manufacturer of bricks, Wienerberger offers the UK’s widest choice with the 450+ Terca portfolio including Baggeridge, Desimpel and a wide range of architectural styles. All UK-...