Contractor takes two prizes and architect takes three as gongs are dished out for exceptional projects, people and companies

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris celebrated a triple win and Wates a double at the 2009 Building Awards last night.

The AHMM was named Architect of the Year and also scooped the Housing Project of the Year award for its Adelaide Wharf development in Hackney and Public Project of the Year for Westminster Academy. Meanwhile, Wates took the prize for Major Contractor and its boss, Paul Drechsler, walked away with the Chief Executive of the Year award after increasing the group’s profit margin from 0.6% to 4.7% since September 2004 and breaking the £1bn turnover barrier.

Other winners included Leadbitter Group, who took the title of Contractor of the Year, while Davis Langdon was named Consultant or Surveyor of the Year.

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering won Specialist Contractor of the Year and Bellway who took home the award for Major Housebuilder of the Year.

Gentoo Construction scooped the prize for Best New Firm of the Year while Birmingham Construction Partnership took the award for sustainable construction

The gargantuan Liverpool One took Building's Project of the Year awards.

.The rest of the winners were:

  • Sir John Sorrell, Personality of the Year
  • First Base, Housebuilder of the Year
  • Kingspan Insulated Panels, Manufacturer of the Year
  • Interserve Project Services, Integrated Supply Team of the Year
  • Arup, Engineering Consultant of the Year
  • Turner & Townsend, Project or Construction Manager of the Year
  • Grosvenor, Client of the Year