About us

The Concrete Centre provides material, design and construction guidance. Our aim is to enable all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete to realise the potential of the material. The Concrete Centre provides published guidance, seminars, courses, online resources and industry research to the design community.

Elaine Toogood, speaking at Futurebuild 2024, provides a brief overview of The Concrete Centre and its remit to provide guidance to the technical design community.

The core values of The Concrete Centre are:


Providing inspiration on how to use concrete and masonry in new and different ways including highlighting exemplars of design and use.


Generating awareness and providing information on the design, use and performance of concrete and masonry that is relevant, credible and motivating.


Delivering learning experiences such as technical guidance and training to enable specifiers to become knowledgeable about the applications and design options available.


Through the provision of a range of services available online, as published guidance or project-specific, our staff of professionals is the source of the latest expertise and advice.


Working with academics, industry experts, researchers and practitioners to provide market focused research to specifiers to assist them in the selection of the optimal concrete solution.

Innovative Solutions

Working with industry and specifiers to develop what concrete and masonry can do, supporting innovation and celebrating experimentation.