Big names make the list across 21 categories


The finalists for 2024 Building Awards have been announced on what will be the 30th anniversary of the event. 

Several big-name firms and jobs have been shortlisted (see the full shortlist below) for the awards spread across 21 categories.

This year’s awards will once again be held in person, with the ceremony set to take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 5 November.

In the major contractor category, firms in the running include Mace, McLaren, Multiplex, Vinci and Wates.

Core Five, Currie & Brown and Rider Levett Bucknall are all in contention to be named consultant of the year among firms with more than 100 staff, with last year’s winner CPC Project Services also in the running.

Others to make it onto the shortlists include contractors Kier and Skanska, architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and HLM Architects and and consultants Aecom and Cundall.

A number of high-profile schemes are in the running for awards, including Tilbury Douglas’ Scottish National Galleries, Mace’s UCL Marshgate, Alchemy’s Nassau County International Cricket Stadium and the refurbishment of Norton Folgate in the City.

Tickets for the event, which is being sponsored by AET Flexible Space, Clement Windows Group, DGP and Fenwick Elliott, and in partnership with The Housing Forum, are on sale now.

Finalists for the Housebuilder, CEO and Construction Client of the Year category will be revealed shortly.

Building Awards 2024 shortlist

Major Contractor of the Year (over £500m) - Sponsored by Fenwick Elliott

  1. Mace Group
  2. McLaren Construction
  3. Multiplex
  4. VINCI Building
  5. Wates

 Contractor of the Year (up to £500m)

  1. Glencar
  2. Reds10
  3. Tilbury Douglas

CEO of the Year - Sponsored by DGP

Shortlist coming soon

Construction Client of the Year

Shortlist coming soon

Digital Excellence Award

  1. ALICE Technologies and Implenia, ALICE Technologies and Implenia – WindWorks Jesla windfarm project
  2. Bellway Homes, MiTek UK & Ireland, Zehnder, Digital technology and collaboration let Bellway and partners get ahead of the Future Homes Standard
  3. Drees & Sommer UK, University of Liverpool Digital Twin for Tracking & Optimising Live Operational Building Performance
  4. Gleeds, Digital PMO transformation for the University of Nottingham Estates and Facilities department
  5. Kier, Ministry of Justice, Glider and Future Decisions, MoJ Digital Twin Pathfinder at HMP Five Wells
  6. McLaren Construction, Creation of an integrated Digital Information Management function
  7. PRP, Building Safety Risk App
  8. Reds10, Imjin Barracks Single Living Accommodation (SLA): SMART SLA for the Army
  9. RLB Digital, RLB & Moda, Digital Social Value Platform
  10. Skanska, Production Control Tool

Building’s Good Employer of the Year

  1. Ashe Group
  2. Balfour Beatty VINCI
  3. BPTW
  4. HLM Architects
  5. Kier Group
  6. Mace Group
  7. Plan A Consultants
  8. Rider Levett Bucknall
  9. Ridge and Partners
  10. Whittam Cox Architects
  11. XCO2

Architectural Practice of the Year

  1. BPTW
  2. Buckley Gray Yeoman + BGYID
  3. ECD Architects
  4. HLM Architects
  5. LOM architecture and design
  6. Ryder Architecture

Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year (over 100 staff)

  1. Core Five Consulting Limited
  2. CPC Project Services
  3. Currie & Brown
  4. Drees & Sommer UK
  5. Fulkers Bailey Russell
  6. Mott MacDonald
  7. Rider Levett Bucknall
  8. Turner & Townsend alinea

Engineering Consultant of the Year

  1. Black & White (B&W) Engineering
  2. Cundall
  3. Eckersley O’Callaghan
  4. Harley Haddow
  5. Hydrock, now Stantec
  6. OFR Consultants
  7. WSP

Specialist Contractor of the Year 

  1. DGP
  2. Kilnbridge
  3. McGee
  4. Mivan
  5. Specialist Group

Housebuilder of the Year 

Shortlist coming soon

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

  1. B&CO
  2. Cahill Design Consultants
  3. Circle Development
  4. exigere
  5. Keegans
  6. Magnitude Quantity Surveyors
  7. MESH Construction Consultancy
  8. Plan A Consultants
  9. Twin and Earth
  10. Zerum Consult

Housing Project of the Year - In partnership with The Housing Forum

  1. Autor, Preston Road
  2. Cullinan Studio, Maitland Park Estate
  3. Fraser Brown Mackenna (FBM) Architects, Regent Place
  4. Kier Construction, Marylebone Square
  5. McAleer & Rushe, Canada Water Plot K1, London
  6. McAleer & Rushe, Exchange Square Phase 2, Birmingham
  7. PLATFORM: PLATFORM in Glasgow
  8. Solus Homes Limited, HSSP Architects Limited and BARK Design Studios, Waterside Village
  9. Vivly Living, formerly Yorkshire Country Properties, Knowle Grange, Abbey Road, Shepley
  10. Willmott Dixon, Westminster City Council & Child Graddon Lewis, 300 Harrow Road

Net Zero Award

  1. AECOM, Centre for Resilience Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW), University of Exeter
  2. AKT II, Norton Folgate
  3. Bellway Homes, MiTek UK & Ireland, Zehnder, Barton Quarter
  4. Chetwoods Architects and Baytree Logistics Properties, Baytree Nuneaton
  5. Cundall, Eden, New Bailey
  6. Davies Maguire, Sheldon Square Amphitheatre
  7. Greencore Homes, Hook Norton Community Land Trust
  8. Quadrum Global, 11 Belgrave Road
  9. Thornton Tomasetti, 40 Charter Street
  10. Tilbury Douglas, St. Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy

Small Project of the Year (up to £5m) - Sponsored by Clement Windows Group

  1. A Brick for Venice, AKT II
  2. Bespoke lifts at the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) restoration project, Stannah Lifts
  3. Garden House, Greenaway Architecture
  4. Gordonstoun: The Queen Elizabeth II Rooms, Rivington Street Studio
  5. Grimes Graves Project, Ramboll
  6. Manor Lodge School Early Years Extension, IID Architects
  7. Pont House, Weave Architects
  8. The Junction, Autor
  9. Tun House, A’Bear & Ball Architects
  10. Woodwell and Meadow Barn, Market Overton, Distinctive Developments Group

International Project of the Year

  1. Alchemy, Nassau County International Cricket Stadium
  2. Buckley Gray Yeoman, Skylight
  3. JTP, Oaks Phase 1, Prague
  4. Ritchie Studio, The Brewhouse and Trident Park, Malta

Retrofit Project of the Year - Sponsored by AET Flexible Space

  1. AECOM, The Old War Office, London
  2. Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, 1 Berkeley Street
  3. Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, DSDHA, Morris + Co, Stanton Williams, East for British Land, Norton Folgate’
  4. Barr Gazetas, Fivefields
  5. Barr Gazetas, Grainhouse
  6. Buckley Gray Yeoman, YY London
  7. Hydrock, now Stantec, Haford Morfa Copperworks - Swansea, Wales
  8. Mailen Design, Domus Campus
  9. Quadrum Global, 11 Belgrave Road
  10. W.RE, Arding & Hobbs

Building Magazine Project of the Year

  1. Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, 2 Ruskin Square
  2. Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, One Great Cumberland Place
  3. HLM Architects, London Institute for Healthcare Engineering
  4. Jenner Group, Shoreline
  5. L&P Group, Lucent
  6. Mace Group, UCL Marshgate
  7. Sheppard Robson, TTP Campus
  8. Tilbury Douglas, Scottish National Galleries
  9. Todd Milburn, Richard Elphick, Brims, JCP, Ad Gefrin
  10. Willmott Dixon, Gascoigne East Estate Regeneration - Phase 2

Manufacturer of the Year

  1. ARC Building Solutions
  2. Keyfix
  3. Lignacite
  4. Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions
  5. Senior Architectural Systems
  6. Siderise Insulation
  7. Zentia

MMC Award

  1. College Road, Croydon, Tide Construction and Vision Volumetric
  2. SMART SLA for Army, Reds10
  3. St. Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Tilbury Douglas
  4. Trent View College, HLM Architects

Delivering Social Value Award

  1. Adderstone Living with Places for People
  2. Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture
  3. Gilbert-Ash
  4. Glencar
  5. HLM Architects & Morrison Construction
  6. Multiplex
  7. MYCO Contracts
  8. VINCI Building