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.

 

Organisations at the centre View All   slider

  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme

    CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry.

  • 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...

  • Material Driven

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

  • becg

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

  • 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-...

  • 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...

  • British Woodworking Federation

    The BWF is the leading authority for the joinery and woodworking industry. We provide advice and CPD resources for architects, specifiers, contractors and other interested parties on the specificat...