Mace. Alinea and Morgan Sindall among the winners

Mace, Morgan Sindall and Alinea were among the big winners at last night’s Building Awards.

Morgan Sindall chief executive John Morgan was crowned the CEO of the Year, while Mace claimed the top gong for main contractors.

Morgan was recognised for his contribution to the construction industry, among a multitude of winners at the industry’s biggest celebration of the year.

Grosvenor House hotel

Hosted by Welsh comedian Rob Brydon, the ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House hotel and was attended by more than 1,200 guests from the UK’s leading construction firms.

Mace picked up the Major Contractor gong for firms with turnover of more than £300m, with Midgard winning the award for contractors under £300m. Mace also claimed Product & Technical Innovation of the Year for its Rising Village.

The award for Project of the Year was won by Foster + Partners’ Bloomberg building in London. 

Core Five bagged the prize for Construction Consultant/Surveyor (for firms with over 100 staff), with Alinea coming out on top for those employing fewer than 100 people for the second year running.

Assael Architecture picked up the Building Good Employer Award, new for this year, while the Female Leadership award was presented O’Donovan Waste Disposal’s managing director Jacqueline O’Donovan.

Alinea partner Iain Parker was named Personality of the Year.

All the winners from last night’s Building Awards

Female Leadership Award - Sponsored by AECOM - Jacqueline O’Donovan

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

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

Architectural Practice of the Year - Sponsored by Comar - AHMM

Engineering Consultant of the Year - Webb Yates

Contractor of the Year (up to £300m) - Midgard

Major Contractor of the Year (over £300m) - Sponsored by Fenwick Elliott - Mace

Housing Project of the Year - South Gardens

Housebuilder of the Year - Sponsored by Bristish Fibre Networks - Redrow Homes

Specialist Contractor of the Year - M. Lambe Construction

Small Project of the Year (up to £5m) - Sponsored by Clement Windows Group - Victoria Wharf, Child Graddon Lewis

International Project of the Year - Sponsored by Aluprof - Msheireb Museums

Building’s Good Employer Award - Assael Architecture

BIM & Digital Initiative of the Year - Smart Regeneration, PRP

Refurbishment Project of the Year - Sponsored by AET Flexible Space - Welsh Streets, Placefirst

Offsite Project of the Year - Apex House

Building Performance Award - Sponsored by ROCKWOOL - Big Data Institute

Building Magazine Project of the Year - Sponsored by Shuecco - The Bloomberg Building

Construction Client of the Year - Sponsored by Mott McDonald - Christie NHS Foundation Trust

CEO of the Year - Sponsored by DGP Logistics - John Morgan of Morgan Sindall

Building Magazine Personality of the Year - Sponsored by Hays - Iain Parker at Alinea