Cafe Concrete @ Coin Street - This is Visual Concrete

18 Oct 2019

The Concrete Centre’s popular event Cafe Concrete will return on 29th October 2019 at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, situated on London’s Southbank.

This free pop-up event will examine the latest thinking the ways in which visual concrete can reduce materials, cut carbon emission of buildings and address important sustainability and circular economy criteria for design.

The Concrete Centre’s senior architect, Elaine Toogood, heads up the day’s jam-packed agenda and will also present on the fundamental design and specification decisions necessary for achieving good looking cast in situ and precast concrete, with a focus on the design and specification strategies for cutting carbon using an exposed concrete structure.

We also are delighted to welcome David Tompson, associate at Nicholas Hare Architects, who will provide an insight into the specification and detailing of the exposed precast and cast in situ concrete at University College London’s new student centre. David will also cover the impressive structure’s use of low carbon cement and recycled aggregates, as well as the innovative strategy that used thermal mass to avoid air-conditioning in this 24hour accessible building.

In keeping with the theme of climate change and sustainability, Tom De Saulles, The Concrete Centre’s building physicist, will look at whole life carbon. Tom will highlight key areas where concrete buildings enable carbon savings to be delivered across the entire lifecycle of a building.

The event will bring together manufacturers and designers in one room to provide guidance on the specification of visual cast in situ and precast concrete.

So, whatever the time of day, drop in for a cuppa, enjoy some food, meet the exhibitors, take a seat for a seminar, or use the space to meet up with colleagues.

To view the full agenda and register for this event please visit: