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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 opened in central London in 1932. 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


Richard W Hill FCCA


Colin Tweedy LVO OBE


Spencer de Grey CBE RA
Klaus Bode HonFRIBA

Registered Charity No 1163419