2015 Winners

Building Magazine Woman of the Year

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WINNER: Kate Corrigan, Turner & Townsend

Kate became a Director ten years after joining the firm and has clearly demonstrated her commitment to diversity and mentoring.

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

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The judges were knocked out by Core Five’s superb portfolio of stand out projects, and were also impressed by their exceptional investment in training.

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

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WINNER: Faithful + Gould

This winner’s excellent submission reinforced how they put partners and senior team members ‘up front’ in meetings and on site – and the firm’s financials also impressed the judges.

Architectural Practice of the Year


WINNER: PRP Architects

PRP Architects promoted best practice by sharing its extensive knowledge in industry forums, while developing innovative typologies.

Engineering Consultant of the Year


WINNER: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff recently completed a successful merger and stands out as a real ‘human company’, staffed by people who are always good to work with.

Contractor of the Year (up to £300m)

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A true specialist with impressive testimonials and an enviable reputation.

Major Contractor of the Year (over £300m)

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Mace are still setting the standard with strong leadership, good client engagement, remarkable flexibility and a robust safety culture.

Housing Project of the Year


WINNER: St Bede’s Independent Living, PRP Architects

A simply stunning project with a beautiful central space.

Manufacturer of the Year


WINNER: Kingspan Insulated Panels

Kingspan Insulated Panels is a company with an ambitious and public-spirited strategy – to create innovative holistic solutions that improve building performance and make a compelling business case for better buildings.

Housebuilder of the Year


WINNER: The Berkeley Group

The Berkeley Group impressed the judges with its vision, how it works well with subcontractors, often working in brown-field sites and constantly delivering.

Specialist Contractor of the Year

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Although not a huge business, the FK Group made a huge impression. They welcome problems and find solutions and enjoy an enviable 90% staff retention!

Building Magazine Project of the Year


WINNER: One Embankment Place by Turner & Townsend

Small Project of the Year (up to £5m)

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WINNER: Vaudeville Court, Islington, by Levitt Bernstein

The judges agreed that all the shortlisted projects were excellent, but despite the difficult brief, Vaudeville Court was outstanding.

International Project of the Year


WINNER: NewActon Nishi, by Arup

A stunning project – colourful, exciting and with interiors that cleverly mirror the exterior.

CITB Training Initiative of the Year 


WINNER: Hoare Lea Leadership Development Programme

Good leadership, an entrenched corporate culture of training, an effective architectural exchange programme, consistent BIM training and impressive alumni.

The Test of Time Award

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WINNER: Marks and Spencer – ‘Cheshire Oaks’, by Simons Group

‘A flagship for sustainability’.

Sustainability Project of the Year


WINNER: Five Pancras Square by Kier Construction

A holistic approach to its creation made this winner one of the greenest public buildings in the UK, and one of the first to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ sustainability rating.

BIM Initiative of the Year


WINNER: ‘BIM. Now it’s personal’ by Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke has fully integrated BIM into its business with an inspired initiative, “digital engineering”, designed not just for specialists but for all members of staff.

Construction Client of the Year


WINNER: Argent

Chief Executive of the Year

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WINNER: Greg Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Galliford Try 

Personality of the Year


WINNER: Tony Giddings, Argent LLP

Be a winner in 2016 – take a look at the categories for this year