Carillion Building the contractor that demerged from Tarmac last year, and innovative housebuilder Westbury Homes headed the roll-call of winners at the 2000 Building Awards.

Others to triumph included Davis Langdon & Everest, the world’s largest quantity surveyor; Chetwood Associates, architect of J Sainsbury’s eco-store in Greenwich and former Mace chief Ian Macpherson, for his life-long contribution to the construction industry.

The awards were due to be presented by Private Eye editor and television personality Ian Hislop at a gala dinner on Tuesday night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane, attended by 1300 people.

The winners in the contracting categories were: Carillion Building (major contractor of the year); Simons Construction (contractor); Leadbitter Construction (regional contractor); and NG Bailey (specialist contractor).

The consultant winners were: Chetwood Associates (architectural practice); Gareth Hoskins Architects (young architectural practice); Davis Langdon & Everest (surveying practice); Amec (multidisciplinary practice); Bovis Lend Lease (project/construction manager).

The housebuilder winners were: Westbury Homes (major housebuilder); Laing Homes (housebuilder); and Copthorn Homes (regional housebuilder).

Travis Perkins won best builders merchant. Mansell won the best practice award; Peabody Trust was named best client and Macpherson took the construction personality prize.