UK Construction Week to launch with Build Show, Grand Designs and more

  • 17 Nov 2014

UK Construction Week at Birmingham NEC from 6th to 11th October 2015

UK Construction Week will bring together the newly acquired Build Show and the highly successful Grand Designs Live plus seven dedicated events to create the most comprehensive construction focused event the UK. 

The Build Show already has great support from a significant range of exhibitors, associations and media.

Grand Designs Live has over 24,000 trade attendees, and the portfolio of other construction related events gives UK Construction Week a projected trade attendance of 50,000, making it the most significant event in construction for decades.

Strongest ever building and construction industry trade event

Lee Newton, Media 10, CEO: “For the first time Media 10 is able to combine our experience and leading events to create the strongest trade event the building and construction industry has ever seen.  Apart from incorporating Grand Designs Live into UK Construction Week, we are proud to add the Build Show to this impressive event offering every profession valuable exposure to the latestinnovation in the build industry. We already attract more architects, designers and specifiers to our events than any other organiser through 100% Design, Clerkenwell Design Week and Grand Designs Live. Therefore this event is perfect for Media 10 as we believe we are the only company that is capable of delivering such a large and ambitious project.”

Supported by UK government and industry associations

Designed to promote construction at a time of renewed growth and optimism in the industry, UK Construction Week will be supported by the UK government and a raft of industry associations, as well as trade and consumer media, with the sole aim of increasing productivity and profit in this vital sector that employs 2.2 million people in the UK.

Paul Godwin, who with Matthew Glover launched Build Show:“The response received to the Build Show from the industry has been tremendous. It is the right event at the right time in the resurgence of the building and construction industry and, combined with the resources and existing events within the Media 10 Ltd stable under the UK Construction Week banner, will deliver an event worthy of Britain’s most important sector. We are delighted that Media 10 will be taking Build Show forward.”

Renewed optimism means perfect timing

Ian Taylor, the NEC’s Venue Sales Director: “The NEC and Media 10 create the ideal partnership to bring together a range of dedicated events under one roof, delivering a high profile, comprehensive and well-connected construction-focused national event. We create national market places for people to come together and do business, and we’re proud to be the home of this exciting new venture from Media 10, onethat UK plc so greatly needs at a perfect time of renewed optimism.”

Nine event sections at UK Construction Week

  • The Build Show Building Products, Cladding, Roofing, Insulation, Building materials,Glazing, Doors, Security, Tools, Commercial vehicles, Lighting
  • Grand Designs Live 60,000 visitors, including 24,600 trade visitors
  • Surface and MaterialsFlooring, wall coverings, glass and tiles
  • Kitchen, Bathroom & BedroomKB&B and Plumbing)
  • Plant & MachineryEarth moving, Lifting, Handling & Demolition)
  • Energy Solar & Renewables)
  • Smart Buildings Automation, Innovation and Technological advancements for the Home & Commercial Building
  • HVAC Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning, Building Services
  • Civil Engineering Large Scale infrastructure, Landscaping, Architectural Design & Build

Event Partners (Grand Designs Live and The Build Show)

  • British Photovoltaic Association
  • Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
  • Construction Industry Training Board
  • Construction Products Association
  • Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Federation of Master Builders
  • Glenigan
  • Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association
  • National Federation of Builders
  • NHBC (National House Building Council)
  • National Self Build and Renovation Centre
  • Royal British Institute of Architects
  • The National Custom and Self Build Association

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Media 10 Limited,
Crown House,
151 High Road,
United Kingdom,
IG10 4LF

Phone: 020 3225 5200
Fax: 020 3225 5202

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