CRASH Helps The Building Centre Celebrate 80 Years


CRASH joined hundreds of visitors to celebrate eight decades of The Building Centre.
Generously sponsored by BASF (, CRASH’s iconic airstream photobooth proved a great hit with visitors who were able to create a photographic memento of the day as well as having a chance to win an adorable Dulux dog.
The event provided a great platform for CRASH to promote the work we do in partnership with our patrons and supporters.  With the emphasis on the built environment, we found many visitors identified with CRASH’s focus on improving buildings used to help homeless people.  Our unique practical approach which ensures vital renovations and developments can be carried out to a high standard, providing a safe, sustainable and welcoming refuge for people in need was also well received.
Other events during the day included the European debut of Buckminster Fuller Live, Archigram Revisited with Sir Peter Cook and Dennis Crompton, the Construction Industry Council discussion about government’s BIM strategy  and Ellis Woodman, Editor of BD and architectural critic for The Telegraph, conversation with a number of younger design practices on ‘What Does Green Architecture Mean to You?’
Andrew Scoones, Director at The Building Centre said: ‘The Building Centre Open Day was a great opportunity for the industry to come together to celebrate.  We hope the day educated, inspired and entertained our visitors, both old and new.’