Contenders for this year’s awards revealed today

Big name contractors, architects, consultants and projects have made the shortlist for this year’s Building Awards, announced today. 

Projects that made the list range from Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in London to Heatherwick Studio’s landmark Vessel building in New York.

ISG, Lendlease, Winvic, Wates and last year’s winner Mace have been shortlisted for the Major Contractor of the Year, over £300m, category. 


A number of firms have multiple nominations this year, including engineer Mott MacDonald, consultant WSP, and architect HLM.

A new addition for 2019 is the Office Refurbishment Project of the Year, which was separated from the Refurbishment Project of the Year due to the outstanding quality of entries. 

Other categories include the CEO of the Year award and the Female Leadership Award.

The awards take place on 5 November at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London.

The full shortlist is shown below.

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Building Awards 2019 shortlist

Architectural Practice of the Year


Assael Architecture

HLM Architects

HTA Design



R H Partnership Architects

Scott Brownrigg

Building Magazine Project of the year sponsored by Schueco

12 Endeavour Square - Lendlease Construction

Collaborative Teaching Laboratory, University of Birmingham - Morgan Sindall

Lambeth Civic Quarter – ChapmanBDSP and Cartwright Pickard for Lambeth Council and Muse Developments

Manhattan Loft Gardens – SOM

The Ray, Farringdon Road - AHMM and McLaren Construction

The Royal College of Pathologists - Bennetts Associates

The Student Centre, UCL - Nicholas Hare Architects (for UCL Estates)

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - Populous

V&A Dundee - BAM, Arup and Turner & Townsend

Wexham Park Hospital Emergency Assessment Centre - Kier Construction with Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Building Performance Award

Palestra HVAC system upgrade - E.ON with TfL

The Marq - Rolfe Judd

UCL Student Centre, UCL - Nicholas Hare Architects

Construction/Consultant Surveyor of the Year (fewer than 100 staff)

Blackburn & Co.

Davies Maguire

John Rowan and Partners


Plan A Consultants

Prosurv Consult

Soben Contract and Commercial

The Construction Consultants

Construction/Consultant Surveyor of the Year (100 staff or over)



Core Five

Malcolm Hollis

Mott MacDonald

Rider Levett Bucknall

Ridge & Partners


Turner & Townsend

Contractor of the Year (up to £300m)

BW: Workplace Experts

CField Construction


Major Contractor of the Year (over £300m) sponsored by Fenwick Elliott




Wates Group

Winvic Construction

Digital and BIM initiative of the Year

Chorus Specification Platform - NBS

Digital Environmental Engagement Platform - Mott MacDonald, on behalf of MTEW Consortium

Digital Project Delivery – John Sisk & Son

Digital & BIM Algorithms for Fire Stopping Validation – Ridge & Partners

Intelligent Communities Lifecycle – IES

M23 J8-10 Smart Motorway: ‘BIM’ station – Kier Highways

Smart Connected Buildings – BIM Academy

Strategic Design for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation - Mace

VirtualView ™ : Ebury Place – Virtual Viewing

Waste Management Automation - Reconomy

Engineering Consultant of the Year




BuroHappold Engineering



Davies Maguire

Harley Haddow

Mott MacDonald


Female Leadership Award sponsored by AECOM

Alex Lawrence, Buildings Director & Head of Talent & Inclusion - Ramboll

Anne-Marie Nicholson, Senior Partner - PRP

Holly Lewis, Co-Founding Director - We Made That

Kate Ives, Development Director - Wates Residential

Katrina Kostic Samen, Managing Partner - KKS

Shevaughn Rieck, Partner - Farrells

Housebuilder of the Year

Berkeley Group

Bovis Homes

Miller Homes

Places for People

Redrow Homes

Housing Project of the Year

21 Young Street – Assael Architecture

Lot 1, Eddington, Cambridge - Wilkinson Eyre with Mole Architects 

Belle Vue – Morris+Company

Branch Place, Colville Estate – Karakusevic Carson Architects

Mapleton Crescent, SW18 – Metropolitan Workshop

Marmalade Lane Cohousing – Mole Architects

The Pavilions, 351 Caledonian Road – Jestico+Whiles

Tornagrain, Inverness – ZeroC, part of Places for People

Trinity Square – HTA Design

Wallis Fields – AHR

Innovation of the Year

Beadmaster – aask us

Composite CLT & Glulam Design Process & Software - Engenuiti

Design Your Home, part of Places for People

GTL - 1000 - Topcon

Modular Block Retaining Walls – Kier Highways & Marshalls

Rapid Intelligent Data Retrieval for O&M manuals - Denaploy Manuals

SMARTLogistics – Focus Logistics

The Choice Factory - Kier

International Project of the Year sponsored by Aluprof

Lenovo HQ, China - Turner & Townsend

Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital, UAE - HLM

Vessel, New York - Heatherwick Studio

Zhejiang International Circuit, China - Ridge & Partners


Offsite Project of the Year

Bollo Lane - PRP

Corben Mews - Click Above

Grosvenor House - NG Bailey

Newfoundland - WSP

Royal Albert Docks - Farrells

Savoy Circus - HTA Design LLP & Tide Construction & Vision Modular Systems

Smith’s Dock - Urban Splash & Places for People

Refurbishment Project of the Year sponsored by AET Flexible Space

Alexandra Palace East Wing - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Bloomsbury Theatre - Nicholas Hare Architects

Coal Drops Yard - Heatherwick Studio

Gatehouse School - Child Graddon Lewis

Northampton International Academy - Architecture Initiative

Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery - Jestico + Whiles and Julian Harrap Architects

Royal Opera House - Rise Management Consulting

Science Gallery London - WSP and LTS Architects

St Albans Museum + Gallery - John McAslan + Partners

University of Huddersfield Joseph Priestley Building - AHR

Office Refurbishment Project of the Year

Bracken House - John Robertson Architects

Labs House - Od Interiors

Moretown Building 6 - Resolution Property and Gensler

Pennington Street Warehouse - JTP

The Bower - AHMM

Wellington Wimbledon - TFT

Small Project of the Year (up to £5m) sponsored by Clement Windows Group

Carshalton Boys Sports College English Learning Zone - Fraser Brown MacKenna

Neuron Pod - aLL Design

Shaftesbury Hall - Mulroy Architects

St Thomas Apartment - AHMM

Stephen Hawking School - Tower Hamlets Architecture Team

The Pavilion, Bobby Moore Academy – Penoyre+Prasad

University for the Creative Arts, Film & Media Centre - Pascall+Watson

Wildernesse Mews – Morris+Company

Specialist Contractor of the Year


Munnelly Support Services

NG Bailey

SCS Group

SES Engineering Services


Shortlists coming soon:

Construction Client of the Year sponsored by Mott MacDonald

CEO of the Year sponsored by DGP Logistics

Winner announced on the evening for…

Building Magazine Personality of the Year sponsored by Hays