Byrne Bros founder wins posthumous lifetime achievement award, plus full list of Building Awards winners
The construction industry paid tribute to the late Patsy Byrne - co-founder of concrete contractor Byrne Bros - who received a posthumous lifetime achievement award at the Building Awards last night.
Byrne’s family collected the award on behalf of Patsy, who led the firm for 45 years and oversaw work on major projects including the Heron Tower, the 2012 Olympic stadium and the Lakeside shopping centre.
The glittering award ceremony at London’s Grosvenor Hotel was attended by 1,000 industry figures and hosted by actor and TV star James Corden, with additional comedy acts by Rory Bremner and Sean Collins.
Turner & Townsend was one of the big winners on the night, with the firm picking up consultant of the year over 100 staff and its chief executive Vince Clancy winning chief executive of the year.
Also among the winners was Steve Morgan, chairman and founder of Redrow, who won personality of the year; Stanton Williams, which won architecture practice of the year; and Mace, which won contractor of the year.
The hotly-contested project of the year category went to the Mary Rose Museum, while Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in Aberdeen won the small project of the year award.
Full list of winners
Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year (fewer than 100 staff), sponsored by Hays
Winner: Walker Sime
CITB Training Initiative of the Year, sponsored by CITB
Winner: Building Lives
Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year (over 100 staff), sponsored by Hays
Winner: Turner & Townsend
BIM Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Autodesk
Winner: Casement Park 5D BIM – Mott MacDonald
Architectural Practice of the Year, sponsored by Comar
Winner: Stanton Williams
Contractor of the Year (up to £300m), sponsored by SIG
Winner: O’Brien Contractors
Major Contractor of the Year (over £300m), sponsored by Powerday
Engineering Consultant of the Year, sponsored by Radmat
Winner: Max Fordham
Housebuilder of the Year, sponsored by Wavin
Winner: Redrow Homes
Housing Project of the Year, sponsored by Alu Timber
Winner: Pilgrim Gardens, Leicester - PRP Architects LLP
Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by Barbour ABI
Winner: Knauf Insulation
Specialist Contractor of the Year, sponsored by Lakesmere
Sustainable Project of the Year, sponsored by Sika
Winner: Brent Civic Centre - Skanska
International Project of the Year, sponsored by DuPont Corian
Winner: TMB Turkiye Muteahitler Birlligi, Ankara, Turkey - Atelier Ten
Construction Client of the Year, sponsored by Mott MacDonald
Winner: Manchester City Council
Small Project of the Year (up to £5m)
Winner: Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, Aberdeen – Robertson
Building Magazine Project of the Year, sponsored by Schueco
Winner: Mary Rose Museum – Bouygues UK
Chief Executive of the Year, sponsored by Bentley
Winner: Vince Clancy
Building Magazine Personality of the Year, sponsored by Laidlaw Interiors Group
Winner: Steve Morgan
Lifetime achievement award – Patsy Byrne