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London Build 2018

Brian Waters

Brian Waters

Past President, Association of Consultant Architects (ACA)


BRIAN  is  principal  of  architects  and  planning  consultants  The  Boisot  Waters  Cohen  Partnership  (BWCP)  founded  in  1972.

   A  chartered  architect,  he  studied  atSt  John’s  College,  Cambridge;  a  chartered  town  planner,  he  studied  at  the  Polytechnic  of  Central  London.

   He  went  to  the  CityBRIAN  WATERS  MA  DipArch(Cantab)    DipTP  RIBA  MRTPI  ppACA  FRSA  BRIAN  is  principal  of  architects  and  planning  consultants  The  Boisot  Waters  Cohen  Partnership  (BWCP)  founded  in  1972.  

 A  chartered  architect,  he  studied  at St  John’s  College,  Cambridge;  a  chartered  town  planner,  he  studied  at  the  Polytechnic  of  Central  London.    He  went  to  the  City  of  London  School,  is  a  Freeman  of  the  City  of  London  and  a  founder  member  of  the  Worshipful  Company  of  Chartered  Architects  where  he  was  Master  in  2002.

 As  a  graduate  he  worked  for  the  City  of  London  Corporation,  as  a  housing  architect  at  the  GLC  and  with  Shankland/Cox  where  he  was  team  leader  for  the  Hampstead  Garden  Suburb  Conservation  Plan.  

 He  served  on  policy  groups  on  transport  and  London  regional  policy  under  Peter  Walker  and John  Boyd-Carpenter.

 He is  chairman  of  the  National  Planning  Forum  since  2011  and of  the  London  Planning  &  Development  Forum  since  1990.  Heis  joint  publishing  editor  of Planning  in  London,  its  journal.  Planning  in  London  won  Magazine  of  the  Year  (non  weekly)  2007  at  the  International  Building  Press  Awards  and  has  been  a  finalist  most  years  since  2006.

 He  was  the  private  sector  member  of  the  DCLG  steering  group  contributing  to  the  then  government’s  Killian-Pretty  review  of  planning  in  2009.  

He  was  elected  to  the  RIBA  Council  in  1987  and  was  elected  RIBA  Vice-President  Marketing  1988-90 and  again  for  1991-2. He  chaired  the  RIBA  National  Architecture  Conference  held  in  London  in  1991.

 He is  President  of  the  Association  of  Consultant  Architects  where  he was  elected  a  member  of  the  council  in  1997.  He  was  elected  president  of  the  Old  Citizens'  Association,  alumni  of  the  City  of  London  School  for  2005-06.  

He is  chairman  of  the  University  of  Cambridge  Land  Society  ‘Architecture,  Planning,  Engineering  and  Construction’  Forum.  He  has  been  a  committee  member  of  ESSA  (Edwardes  Square,  Scarsdale,  Abingdon  Conservation  Area)  since  2012  and in  2014  became  a  member  of  the  plan  drafting  group  of  the  Ham  &  Petersham  Neighbourhood  Forum.

 Brian  was  highly  commended  in  the  2007  London  Planning  Awards  for  'best  personal  contribution';  these  awards  are  made  by  the  Mayor,  London  First  and  the  RTPI. 


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​​​​​​​
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • 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
  • 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​​​​​​​