About the conference

The AJ Retrofit Live conference is returning for the third year, uniting architects, their built environment colleagues, clients, and lawmakers to identify the best retrofit and circular economy practices and discuss the transformational changes we need to see to upgrade the built environment in line with whole-life carbon principles.

This one-day conference will build on the momentum of the AJ's RetroFirst agenda and this year we've introduced a variety of new features:

NEW! Live judging. Watch finalists of the AJ Retrofit and Reuse Awards present their projects in front of a panel of respected judges. Hear directly from the architects behind the most innovative repurposed buildings in the UK, and learn what the judges think. Learn more.

NEW! Circular Build. Making its London debut after its 2023 launch in Amsterdam (formerly WasteBuild Zero), Circular Build is a community of innovators that exists to redefine the future of sustainable construction. Circularity will be a prominent theme at this year's Retrofit Live, delivered via variety of solution providers and workshops. Just look out for the Circular Build logo. 

NEW! Workshop Hubs. In a bid to create more opportunities for attendees to delve deeper into the detail and to connect directly with others, we have an entire room dedicated to hosting a variety of small curated workshops focused on specific topics. Check out the programme for more information.

Who attends?

Our core audience comprises UK-based architectural practices with colleagues from the wider built environment focused on retrofit and reuse agenda, sustainable materials, best practices, and strategies essential for reducing carbon footprints on achieving net zero emissions.

Architects | Building owners | Consultants | Contractors | Designers | Developers | Engineers | Law firms | Planners | Surveyors

Secure your place by 15 June 2024 to save £110 on your ticket.

New for 2024 | Circular Build: The Future of Sustainable Innovation

Formerly known as WasteBuild Zero, Circular Build is a community of innovators that exists to redefine the future of sustainable construction. In 2024 it will be making its London debut and co-locating with Retrofit Live.

We want the 2024 iteration to build on the momentum achieved from the last two editions which took place in Amsterdam. Prepare to witness the convergence of leading international circular economy manufacturers and solutions with the UK's most visionary architects and specifiers.

Who attends?

The AJ Retrofit Live conference is an exclusive event for Architects, Building owners, Consultants, Contractors, Designers, Developers, Engineers, Law firms, Planners, and Surveyors.

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You may also be interested in | LGC Net Zero 2024

LGC presents its inaugural in-person Net Zero conference in 2024, providing an excellent opportunity to explore innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges hindering local government from achieving Net Zero targets.

This event's key draw is its openness, offering a platform for those leading the drive to Net Zero within councils to come together to discuss challenges and share solutions.

Given the severe issues and pressures faced by many councils, the pursuit of Net Zero targets has become more critical than ever. This urgency requires council leaders and climate change officers to convene in person, address key challenges, network, and discover viable solutions.

AJ Retrofit Live / Circular Build attendees can save 15% to attend the LGC Net Zero by quoting code: CBD-DIS-15

If you require any further information or are having trouble booking please call Madieson on 020 3953 2647 or email him at Madieson.Charles-Christie@emap.com.