Organiser Oliver Kinross has announced that its construction event London Build will move into a larger space in Olympia London.
The transition has been made in order to ensure the show’s continued growth and the needs of exhibitors wishing to showcase larger equipment.
Oliver Kinross has significant plans to keep growing London Build, aiming to establish it as a large-scale and leading construction show to cover London.
London Build’s event director, Adam Jaffe said: “Olympia London has been the perfect home for us, as we’ve been able to steadily grow into the venue’s various spaces as our needs change. In previous years we’ve been unable to accept the size of stands and exhibits some of our customers have wanted at the show. This includes large equipment, plant, cabins and modular buildings.
“However we are now moving into a larger space on the ground floor of the Olympia, which has double the ceiling height and great access for exhibitors, meaning we can now accommodate all exhibitor requests; allowing for our growing number of visitors as well as exhibitors wishing to bring large machinery. We are very excited by this move.”
Originating from a background as a conference organiser, Oliver Kinross remains committed to keeping content at the heart of the show, which it feels is crucial in attracting high-level attendees and to satisfy the ever-increasing demands of exhibition visitors.
“When Oliver Kinross launched London Build, the first of its global series of construction shows, it identified an opportunity for an international construction show that focused on opportunities in the economic powerhouse of London and the surrounding region,” commented managing director Neil McKenzie. “In the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget in November it was identified that the UK needs to build a staggering 300,000 new homes a year and £44bn has been committed for the largest house building drive in decades.
“The stark reality is that many of these new homes need to be built in the capital to sustain a population growth rate that is twice that of the rest of the UK. Within the next seven years London is to reach the status of world ‘megacity’ with a population of over 10m. The challenge, and opportunity, of building homes and infrastructure to sustain this rapidly growing population are greater than at any point in the city’s history.
“Our vision with the show is not only to use our new hall to accommodate larger exhibits, but to also grow all of our key exhibition zones that have been identified as being vital to the future of construction in London.”
London Build currently houses zones covering infrastructure, buildings, plant & machinery, digital construction, fire & safety, sustainability and interiors.
“Oliver Kinross expect to see over 1,000 exhibitors at our international construction shows in 2018,” continued McKenzie. “We are leveraging our worldwide know-how and client base to add new international pavilions to London Build. Furthermore, we will be providing a World Build area on the show floor for London construction professionals to learn more about opportunities in high-growth overseas markets, such as in Africa and the Middle East. We are seeing more and more UK-based companies doing business abroad and looking for new markets to expand into.
“We expect the appetite of UK construction companies to do business in non-EU markets to further heighten after the UK withdraws from the European Union. We will, therefore, be bringing hosted buyers and construction leaders from across Africa and the Middle East to London Build to showcase international opportunities to London construction companies. The vast potential and possibilities of London Build going into 2018 and beyond is extremely exciting.”
London Build 2018 will take place on 23-24 October at Olympia London.