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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • becg

    becg are sector-specialist, multi-disciplinary communications consultancy for the Built Environment.

  • Roz Barr Architects

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

  • Oakside

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

  • UK Green Building Council

    The UK-GBC is helping to a forge spirit of partnership between government, industry and other stakeholder groups. UK-GBC believe in ambitious targets and good regulation, but based on outcomes, not...

  • Ibstock Brick Ltd

    Ibstock Brick is part of CRH plc - one of the world's largest building products groups. CRH is listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges and through its ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange. Ib...

  • 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...