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A collaborative coworking space to inspire ideas and action across the built environment.

We offer a coworking space to bring our industry together, to educate, inspire, and action ideas not just for business but for social and environmental reform. Supported by a member network and a program of events, this is more than a workspace, it’s a community that’s driven to engineer a better, and healthier society.

The Building Society was created by engineers Elliott Wood, for a simple purpose. How can we address the problems our planet and society face? It’s a big question and one we knew couldn’t be answered alone, so we created a space where those from the built environment could think, make and work all in one place.

So whilst the workspace is busy with day-to-day business, our members also have a digital forum and events program built around a framework for understanding societies’ challenges and to explore solutions around these themes – Education, Technology, Health, Infrastructure, Culture, and Sustainability – we call it ETHICS

We hope through debate and knowledge-sharing we can make changes to the way we build and impact legislation. That with better design and creativity we can make places where people live better lives. 

But we also believe The Building Society can build better businesses, careers, and resources. Where else can you find a workspace where architects and engineers, PMs and M&Es, can all lean on each other? Where young and old uncover new skills, and opportunities are opened. Our building offers the best in facilities, but it’s our community that’s our strength.

Building a community

We support regular events and activities for the benefit of our members and the wider community. 


We know the past few months have been difficult, but we hope that like us, you’re optimistic about the future.
It’s a time for planning ahead, which is why our flexible memberships are designed to help our members budget
and build one step at a time.

At a time where new thinking and collaboration within the Built Environment is so important, The Building Society offers much-needed space and a sense of community to help us engineer a better society.

Gary Elliott
Elliott Wood


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55 Whitfield Street

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Around Fitzrovia

Charlotte Street

Close by sits Charlotte Street, home to a huge number of bars, restaurants and famous Hotel. The perfect place for long lunches and after-work drinks.


With its fine exhibition spaces, bookshop and restaurant, the nearby Royal Institute of British Architects offers more than just the foundations of architectural practice.

Regent’s Park

With health and wellbeing being so important to our working lives, Regent’s Park offers spaces to walk, jog, even row – but most of all to take stock and breathe.

AA School of Architecture

Across the way in Bedford Square lies the AA, home to the oldest independent school in UK focused on confronting the social, technological and cultural challenges of today.


Behind the bustle of Central London, sits the bohemian area of Fitzrovia with its quiet leafy streets, and once home to writers such as Virginia Woolf, and activist Bernard Shaw.

Coal Drops Yard

A short ride away is Thomas Heatherwicks’ Coal Drops Yard, offering architectural respite and curated commerce, just next to the Eurostar terminal and Kings Cross Station.

British Museum

Endless hours can be whiled away under Foster’s architectural rippling roof and the Museum’s huge collection of culture.

Being so close to national transport links and having flexible memberships can enable many regional businesses the opportunity for a London base. Our single-use
and full-time memberships offer further flexibility when it comes to visits for the day or longer stints in the capital.

What you can find at The Building Society

Beyond the daily inspiration, we have everything you need for a productive day’s work.

Breakout spaces
Meeting rooms
Learning zone / event space
Kitchen & coffee points
Speedy broadband
Video conferencing
Secure access
Open 24/7
On/offline networking & engagement programme
Cycle storage
Showers & changing rooms

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If you’d like to get a sense of our working environment and see our facilities please arrange a visit below.

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