Leading figures from construction and government gather at annual House of Commons terrace reception

About 200 government and industry figures gathered for Building’s Terrace Reception at the House of Commons last night.

Leading industry personalities including Keith Miller, Miller Group chief executive, and David Higgins, Olympic Delivery Authority chief executive, mingled with politicians at the annual bash.

Construction minister Baroness Vadera, who last week launched government-industry manifesto the Sustainable Construction Strategy, was also among the guests.

Junior housing minister Iain Wright heaped praise upon the industry in his speech and stressed the important role it had to play in the economy.

His sentiments were echoed by Bill Olner MP, secretary of the all-party parliamentary study group for construction, which organised the event with Building.