The 2010 Building Awards took place last week at London’s Grosvenor House hotel

The 1,300 guests listened to John McDonough, Carillion’s Chief Executive of Year, warn that the industry faced “a tough three to five years” despite having a “vital role to play” in boosting the economy. Meanwhile, Wates scooped the Major Contractor of the Year award for the second year in a row. Other winners of the 18 categories included Cyril Sweett, which was named Consultant of the Year; Mace and Rick Mather Architects’ Ashmolean museum, which won the award for Project of the Year; Edward Cullinan Architects, which was Architect of the Year; and Tim Byles, chief executive of Partnerships for Schools, who won Personality of the Year.

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