The Building Centre

Today… with my school gang, I toodled off down to the West End to visit the Building Centre, a permanent exhibition and information hot bed for the design andconstruction industry. Its been around for about seventy years and according to the faculties literiture ‘it has remained at the heart of the industry and today plays host to many important events, receiving more than 100,000 visitors and delegates throughout the year’.

The place basically covers everything you can thing of that you would require when involved witharchitecture and design, construction and planning, home improvement, DIY and self build.

Today we took in a 30 minute presentation of Formica… thats laminate and plastic coveings for us normal people, which I for one found highly interesting and amazingly UN – boring… I dont get how they managed to make sheet veneer look so cool, innovative and fabulous… but then the Building Centre has had 70 years of practice.

Totally free, Id say this place is worth a look.

The Building Centre
26 Store Street
Tel: 020 7692 4000


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