Contact Us

Home » Speakers » Charlie Luxton


*Fees are a guide only. Exact cost will be dependent on requirements and are subject to change.

Charlie Luxton

Charlie Luxton is an architectural designer, writer and television presenter who combines his design work with writing and presenting television programmes. He regularly delivers lectures, hosts awards and facilitates conferences.


About Charlie Luxton

Charlie Luxton is passionate about the environment. This is evident by the way he communicates his enthusiasm for sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design in his speeches. He is currently presenting Building The Dream, Homes By the Sea and Homes by the Med on More4.


Charlie Luxton was the face of Architecture and Design on C5. He presented the first series of ‘I Own Britain’s Best House’ and was later given access to landmark buildings, including the Bank of England, for Behind Closed Doors. His most recent projects for the channel include the returning series ‘Build a New Life in the Country’, and ‘Best House on the Street’. He has also filmed both the first and second series of ‘Vertical City’ for Gallery HD.

Charlie’s other television credits include The BBC’s ‘Big Build’ with Nick Knowles and the team, ‘The Great Treehouse Challenge’ for Sky 1 (Dec 2011), the ITV1 series ‘Homes and Property’ (2007), a one off documentary for BBC Radio 4 entitled ‘The Perfect House’ (2007), and ‘Restored to Glory’ (2005), a prime time BBC2 series covering architectural restoration. He also presented and wrote ‘Not All Houses Are Square’ (2001) – a three part series for Channel 4, followed by a second series ‘Not All Bricks and Mortar’ (2001).

Charlie Luxton was born in Sydney, Australia and has lived in England since 1983. He became a founding director of Free State in 2000, the design and communications company that uses the built environment to create awareness far beyond the reach of traditional media. Projects include Zoomorphic, an exhibition for the V&A and Electric Storm, a 3 month renewable energy event on the South Bank in London. In 2005 he left London and Free State to focus on sustainable housing. He has worked on several sustainable housing projects in London, Wiltshire, and the Cotswolds, to name a few.

Speech Topics

•Current Affairs
•Design & Architecture
•Sustainability / Environment

Booking Information


"Charlie has attended Grand Designs Live in London and Birmingham in 2012, and we love having him. Charlie delivers a very engaging and well thought out seminar that has drawn in a large audience each time. His thought provoking seminars have encouraged visitor participation and we have received very positive feedback. He has always approached the shows in a very professional manner and has been keen to get involved with other areas of the show as well. Thank you!"

Grand Designs Live

"Charlie injected a spark of humour into a serious topic that got delegates and speakers talking afterwards. A few delegates were overheard saying that they would consider booking him for their events!"

Council of Mortgage Lenders

"Please accept my warm personal thanks, and those of Coventry City Council, for the excellent way in which you introduced and chaired the Symposium last week. The way you did this was key to its smooth running and success. It was a pleasure to meet you and listen to your opening remarks which set the scene for the presentations which followed. The way you facilitated the individual Q&A sessions and the panel discussion was a highlight of the day for many. Delegates from other cities and organisations have also expressed their thanks for a stimulating conference and your contribution to it. I hope we can welcome you to Coventry again. We are at the start of what promises to be an exciting journey and I would welcome the opportunity for us to work with you again."

Coventry City Council Symposium

"I would be grateful if you would pass on to Charlie my personal thanks for his excellent Chairmanship…It was a pleasure to meet him. Many delegates have said that a highlight was the fantastic rapport and debate Charlie developed with the speakers…the questions he asked captured the audience’s interest and kept the whole day running smoothly."

The Fututre of the Modern City Conference

"Thank you so much for your contribution….your presentation was excellent and very well received, once again thank you for all your efforts in putting it together!"

Aircrete Conference

"Thank you for your excellent presentation yesterday……The feedback that I received was that it was great to hear a guest speaker with views on the industry that were current and thought provoking. The only negative was that people in the other sessions wished they had been able to attend – so next time, you may be presenting to more people!"


"Charlie’s session was inspiring, engaging and delivered with both authority and flair. His knowledge and passion for sustainable architecture were evident throughout his speech and we were particularly impressed by his willingness to continue the debate informally after the session. Many delegates fed back to us that his session was the highlight of the event for them."

Ecology Building Society Conference

{Speaker} News

You may also like

Joe Swift

Gold medal winning garden designer and presenter of BBC2's Gardeners' World

Trevor Williams

Former Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank now an author, academic and consultant

Simon Reeve

Adventurer and TV presenter

Kevin Steele

Social and environmental campaigner

Dr Kevin Fong

Doctor of Medicine and TV presenter

Fehinti Balogun

Actor, writer, climate advocate inspiring change through creativity

Gordon Buchanan

Wildlife cameraman and presenter on SpringWatch and AutumnWatch

Judith Hann

One of Britain's leading science journalists

Ayo Sokale

BBC BiteSize Presenter, Civil Engineer and the former Deputy Mayor of Reading

Chris Beardshaw

Horticulturist and gardening presenter

We would love to hear from you

Enquire here

Please don't hesitate to get in touch today and one of our experienced agents will get back to you.

Contact Form [CTA]

The Speakers Agency
Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur and keynote speaker
Browse By


Helen Lederer, comedian, awards host and actress who is best known for starring in Ab Fab.
Browse By

Annual Events

Simon Reeve, adventurer and after dinner speaker
Browse By


Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, diversity campaigner, keynote speaker and human rights activist
Browse By


Proudly Supporting
An image of the logo of Child Bereavement UK, the chosen charity supported by The Speakers Agency
Read More About Our Support

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Our former Managing Director Sylvia Tidy-Harris is one of their national Ambassadors and we are proud to support this great charity.

Stay In Touch

To stay up to date with the latest news and developments at The Speakers Agency please subscribe with your email below.