Futurebuild 2024: Samples Guide

Case Studies

UCL East


UCL’s East Bank campus heralds a new chapter for the Olympic Park. Take a look around the first buildings to emerge on a waterfront development devoted to culture and learning.

Campus East Gateway

University of York

Sheppard Robson turned to an innovative crosswall precast system to cope with the post-pandemic rush of students to its new University of York campus. 

English National Ballet


The hybrid concrete structure, combines a cast insitu fame with long span prestressed precast T beams is exposed inside, which together with polished concrete floors, provide thermal mass and a comfortable but robust, contemporary environment. 

Space House


Space House is a 255,000 sq ft brutalist masterpiece restored into a state-of-the-art smart building with unsurpassed amenities and designed to BREEAM Outstanding and Fitwel certification. 

Futurebuild 2024

The Concrete Centre championed concrete innovation at Futurebuild 2024 with both a Concrete Futures exhibition and a plethora of latest best practice guidance and advice. 

The Concrete Futures exhibition, which forms part of Futurebuild’s Innovation Trail featured real-life examples of the many innovations available for lower carbon concrete. View the Samples Guide from the exhibition.

The samples help tell the full concrete story through specification of lower carbon concrete using the latest multi-component concretes available in BS 8500:2023, decarbonisation techniques in design and its circular economy potential in recyclability at end-of-life.

New guidance was also launched at the show, including Concrete Quarterly, winter 2023, which has a technical article on the new BS 8500; the How to BS 8500 guide; Masonry Construction Explained and a CQ Focus which was a collection of exemplar reuse projects.

Speaking sessions within Futurebuild programme

The Concrete Centre, and its sister organisations MPA Precast and MPA Masonry were delighted to curate speaking sessions within the Futurebuild programme. Details of these are below, and recordings of them will be available and linked here shortly.

All the talks below are now available to catch up on-demand, please click into each one below and follow the link.


Concrete Futures Spring 2024

CQ Winter 2023

Concrete Frames Explained