London Build

London Build

London Build 2018

Christina Riley

Christina Riley

Senior Planner, Kier Group
Christina completed a 'Building Engineering and Management Degree' at UWE Bristol. This was a 4-year sandwich course in Bristol with a placement year out at Oxford. Christina completed her degree and received an award from Taylor Woodrow for best student placement report in 1991. When she graduated in 1993, Christina joined 'Try Construction' as assistant Site Engineer at the Grade 1 Listed Building at Coombe Abbey Coventry. Christina stayed there for 22 years. Working on projects like British Airways World Cargo Centre; All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon 20-year plan; Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock; and 15 high rise Accommodation Blocks at the Olympic Village, Stratford. After 7 years being a site engineer, I moved into the Planning Engineering Department and continued planning for the next 15 years working on some amazing projects including the 32 storey Heron Tower in London, and the NEC Resorts World in Birmingham. In 2013 Christina changed jobs and joined Balfour Beatty as Senior Planner / Manager. Working at Heathrow on Terminal 4 back of house works and building 10 schools for Hounslow , plus a large secondary school in Reading. In 2018 Christina joined Kier Group ' London Region. Over the last year she was part of the team that completed the largest Accident and Emergency New Hospital in the UK at Wexham Park, Slough. Christina is currently based at the Royal College of Art in Battersea adjacent to the Dyson Building constructing a new 8 storey tower block and studio buildings. She has also been working at Grosvenor Street which has a Double Basement. Christina is also co-chair of the London Region Balanced Business Network at Kier London, as well as Vice Chair of the Kier LGBT+ & Allies Network. Previously I was chair of the Balfour Beatty LGBT & Allies Network for 3 years winning a number of awards.

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​​​​​​​