About Us  

The Built Environment Trust

The Built Environment Trust exists to explore and encourage innovation in the built environment. It is an independent charitable organisation that provides support for educational, research and cultural activities.

The organisation originated as the Building Centre, which was founded in 1931. Since 1952 we have operated from our central London premises on Store Street, providing a hub for all sectors to work together for the benefit of the construction industry and those it serves.

For more information on our activities, or for information on opportunities to support and partner with The Built Environment Trust, please contact us at trust@buildingcentre.co.uk


HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO


Spencer de Grey CBE RA


Richard Hill FCCA (Chairman)
Klaus Bode Hon FRIBA
Allan Digby Flower
Dr James Bradburne
Antony Oliver
Katy Ghahremani RIBA ARB

Chief Executive

Colin Tweedy LVO OBE.

Registered Charity No 1163419