Outgoing Galliford Try chief wins construction industry boss of the year, plus full list of Building Awards winners
Greg Fitzgerald was honoured for his contribution to the construction industry, picking up the chief executive of the year accolade at the Building Awards on Wednesday night.
Fitzgerald is due to retire later this year, after leading contractor and housebuilder Galliford Try for a decade, both as chief executive and for the past six months as executive chairman.
Building’s award ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House hotel was attended by 1,000 industry figures and hosted by David Walliams, with extra comedy from Alun Cochrane.
Project of the year was scooped by PwC’s refurbished HQ One Embankment Place, while Levitt Bernstein’s Vaudeville Court took small project of the year.
Among the night’s other winners were The Berkeley Group, which won housebuilder of the year; Mace, which won contractor of the year; and Faithful+Gould, which won consultant of the year (over 100 staff). PRP Architects was named architectural practice of the year.
Argent scored a double win, picking up the client of the year award and personality of the year for partner Tony Giddings.
Kate Corrigan, director at Turner & Townsend, took the Building Magazine woman of the year award, a new category for 2015.
Full list of winners
Building Magazine Woman of the Year,sponsored by AECOM
Winner: Kate Corrigan, Turner & Townsend
Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year (fewer than 100 staff)
Winner: Core Five LLP
Training Initiative of the Year, sponsored by CITB
Winner: Hoare Lea Leadership Development Programme
Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year (over 100 staff)
BIM Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Asite
Winner: Laing O’Rourke - BIM. Now it’s personal initiative
Architectural Practice of the Year, sponsored by Comar
Winner: PRP Architects
Contractor of the Year (up to £300m)
Winner: FM Conway
Major Contractor of the Year (over £300m), sponsored by Wavin
Engineering Consultant of the Year
Winner: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Housebuilder of the Year, sponsored by Barbour ABI
Winner: Berkeley Homes
Housing Project of the Year, sponsored by Alu Timber
Winner: St Bede’s Independent Living
Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by Ecobuild
Winner: Kingspan Insulated Panels
Specialist Contractor of the Year, sponsored by Lakesmere
Winner: FK GROUP
Sustainability Project of the Year, sponsored by Sika
Winner: Five Pancras Square, King’s Cross
International Project of the Year, sponsored by Resource
Winner: NewActon Nishi / Arup
Construction Client of the Year, sponsored by Mott MacDonald
Small Project of the Year (up to £5m), sponsored by KBB
Winner: Vaudeville Court, Islington - Levitt Bernstein
Building Magazine Project of the Year, sponsored by Schueco
Winner: One Embankment Place/PricewaterhouseCoopers
Chief Executive of the Year
Winner: Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive, Galliford Try
Building Magazine Personality of the Year, sponsored by Hays
Winner: Tony Giddings, Argent
The Test of Time Award, sponsored by MDS
Winner: Marks and Spencer, Cheshire Oaks