London networking event - Urbano Build breakfast with Kevin McCloud

Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
97 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3LB

Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel

Urbano Build is a programme of regular networking events in London aimed at architects, developers, property investors, designers, interior designers and other professionals associated with the built environment sector to make connections, gather information, create associations and find new business opportunities.

PLEASE NOTE VENUE HAS CHANGED TO: Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel


(Opposite original venue hotel)

Urbano Build events are stripped down conferences, exploring interesting themes and built around great speakers, where the the focus is on networking and creating connections and opportunities. You always meet a diverse range of businesses and their representatives in a lively session of informal but facilitated networking.

For the past five years, Mark Herring, Urbano Network's MD, has been bringing together audiences to hear high-profile sector speakers, such as the The Minister for Architecture, the Chairs of CABE and BURA, Martha Schwartz (landscape architect), Theis + Khan, Jackie Sadek, CEO of UKRegeneration and Mark Bew, the Government's BIM Champion, amongst others.

Kevin McCloud

Our guest speaker at this event is Kevin McCloud, designer and presenter of Grand Designs.

Kevin studied history of art and architecture at Cambridge before becoming a designer.

With Grand Designs now a brand synonymous with encouraging innovation in construction, with the emphasis on sustainable and new approaches to design and development, Kevin launched his own company Hab [Happiness Architecture Beauty] to put his ideas about design, development and community into practice.

Kevin will talk about his approach to design, the lessons he has learned from his work with Hab and Hab's approach to investment in projects through crowdfunding.

** Hab is currently raising £1.5M through crowdfunding. For more details on how to take part, please click here: Hab Crowdcube **

Event Format

8:00am – Registration, coffee and pastries

8:20am – Presentation by Kevin, followed by Q&A

9:00am – Informal and facilitated networking


"I have a lot of time for Urbano Build network. They have a philosophy of "exchanging value" that I find rather empowering. Urbano Network is a facilitating vehicle, brokering opportunities for smaller companies to get involved, both with each other, and with larger partners. They champion quality suppliers, especially in areas such as BIM, design and new technologies."
Jackie Sadek, CEO - UK Regeneration

Each Urbano event has a unique online Event Group where every attendee and their company is profiled, accessed through your own Urbano Dashboard. Members get access to full contact details of every attendee. All attendees can access the profiles of people you meet at this event through the Event Group for this event.

* Non-member price quoted on the event page is the discounted rate for a company's first visit. The price quoted on the actual payment page (usually £28 - £45) is the price relevant for you and the events your company has attended. Non-members companies are allowed to attend up to three networking events.

To join Urbano and enjoy this event free, please view the current membership offer.