London Build




  • Especially storybook charming in the summer when the weather is drier, the days longer, and gardens in full bloom, London is forever a smart destination for aesthetes. 
  • The Sainsbury's in London is the first purpose-built supermarket to be awarded a place on the National Heritage List for England, which recognises architecture that should be preserved.

  • The neighbourhood vibe of East Dulwich is ideal for families and hipsters. Lethargic gentrification meant it took 10 years or so for East Dulwich to go from shabby to shabby chic, but the transition to hipster hotspot was faster.
  • Defunct for more than 30 years, the plant is at the centre of the wider project comprising the transformation of the station itself into a mixed-use building.
  • Fraher & Findlay has built a wildflower-topped rear extension, a glass-walled courtyard and a loft extension for a 20th-century house in London. Architecture studio Fraher & Findlay's design for The Courtyard House draws on the history of its south west London conservation area site.

  • The UK capital is the the first city to sign on to a new drive to convince cities and their residents to be greener, healthier, and wilder.
  • Designers are hard at work putting together plans for a big revamp of the area. It follows a consultation Westminster council held earlier this year to find out what businesses and residents thought of its ideas to update the street. Out will go the gyratory and in will come two way traffic in Aldwych in the theatre and hotel district.

  • Transport for London (TfL) has set out the first phase of its proposals to transform streets in east London, by linking Dalston and Clapton with a new cycleway. It is part of a wider route between Lea Bridge and Dalston which would link with the recently expanded cycleway network in Waltham Forest.

  • Daniel Libeskind is the latest architect to design a Maggie's cancer care centre, releasing visuals of building covered in angled timber louvres that is set to be built in London. The Maggie's Centre will be located by the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, north London.

  • Lendlease has appointed a new Executive General Manager for its construction business in London. The international property and infrastructure group has announced that Claire Pettett, who has over 11 years of experience within the company, will take on the role from the end of July.
  • Over two decades London's brownfields sites have become exciting new homes and culture hotspots for millennials. A new one launches this week. 
  • The overall strategic housing growth in East (26.3%) and North West London (39.1%) is set to drive London’s new homes market. That is, if the Mayor’s Vision for London is achieved by 2029, according to the latest Land and New Homes Report released by London property group, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward (KFH).

  • Architectural firm bauchplan has won first prize in the competition to revitalise a disused viaduct in London. Dubbed Fish n’Chips, their proposal includes a series of green houses, aquaponics and swimming pools to create a new High Line for the city. 
  • At Battersea Power Station station, the civils team have been drawing their activities to a close as the site transitions into the ‘fit out’ stage of works with multiple specialist sub-contractors now on board.
  • Take a look at the image above to see how the capital could have looked very different, with some of the buildings reaching higher than the Shard. Here are some of the buildings that never got to see a construction site.

  • Transport for London (TfL) has appointed Andy Lord as its new Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering. The new MD has been appointed on a basic annual salary of £285,000 pa and will take up his new role from 4 November 2019.

  • London's first high-end “build-torent” development aimed at wealthy finance and tech bosses has been launched in St John’s Wood. 
  • Bryden Wood, Cast, and the Mayor of London have launched a new app to speed up the capital’s home building. The freely-available app, titled PRISM, is aimed at the design and construction of high-quality, factory-built homes to address the current demand of 50,000+ houses per year.
  • Plans have been submitted to Wandsworth Council to turn the 31 acre Alton Estate – one of the largest council estates in the country – into a thriving community hub to be called Alton Green.
  • Inspired by the glamorous long-term residents of New York’s legendary hotels in the 1950s, Handelsman is on a mission to freshen up traditional hospitality and high-rise living, by merging both the The Lofts, The Stratford hotel and the public spaces in an innovative, immersive concept.

What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • It was our first time as an exhibitor and London Build Expo did not disappoint. It proved to be both exciting and productive. Looking forward to next year.
    Kash Ansari
    Marketing Manager, Nexans
  • Certainly the best Expo I’ve been to with regards to meeting the desired audience!
    Ryan Johnson
    Commercial Manager, Architectural Fabrications Limited
  • London Build 2018 was our first year as exhibitors & we thoroughly enjoyed it. The show had plenty of interaction and interest!
    Free Falcon
  • London Build is a busy and vibrant expo bringing together large to small players in architecture, interior design, building, construction and refurbishment. I would recommend it as both an exhibitor and as a visitor.
    Sarah Hodgkins
    Owner and Artist, Charlotte Designs
  • We attended as a visitor for the first time last year and were impressed enough to rebook for this year. The standard of visitors that came to the stand was really good and the variety of roles from MD’s to electricians was excellent and some meaningful conversations took place, we met people that we would not have been able to access during a normal working week. It was a well organised event, very easy for the exhibitor and a really good atmosphere throughout, I would recommend that anyone who visited with a view to taking stand space in 2019 should go for it.
    Tim Brown
    Technical and Specification Manager, Unitrunk
  • I would wholeheartedly recommend exhibiting at London Build.
    Adam Martin
    Area Sales Advisor, Indigo Industrial Supplies
  • We had a great time exhibiting at this year’s show. We met a real mix of individuals and companies, collected some valuable leads and found it an excellent platform to showcase our new fire safe building wrap material to the market.
    Brett Rigby
    Business Development Manager, Service Graphics​​​​​​​
  • A very well organised exhibition. From the initial booking of our stand, design, social media coverage and logistics; London Build 2018 was a breeze to organise and exhibit at. The layout of the floorplan was very clear and enabled exhibitors to find stands they were interested in and engage with exhibitors. We certainly made a lot of new contacts and would recommend London Build!
    Suzie Davies
    Managing Director, Marquee Contracting Limited
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • The London Build Expo was a well organised and attended event. The quality of the speakers and the discussion was high and there was a progressive development of new products and materials on show.
    Mark Hopkins
    Associate Director - Project Management, The Portman Estate​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a wonderful event. I particularly enjoyed the balance of like-minded professions and stimulating debate. There was never a moment without something of interest to see
    Chris Hildrey
    Architect, Director, Hildrey Studio​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a great experience bringing together all facets of building construction and operation. Highly recommended!
    Richard McElligott
    Director, Future Decisions​​​​​​​