CELEBRATING THE LONDON CONSTRUCTION AWARDS WINNERS FOR 2019
London's leading construction and design awards took place on Wednesday 28 November when the UK's favourite impersonator Alistair McGowan crowned our 21 deserving winners.
The accomplishments of each of our winners were recognised at the awards ceremony held at the Novotel West London.
On the evening of day one of the London Build Expo, this fifth edition of the London Construction Awards marked the occasion of celebrating excellence, innovation and transformation within the built environment.
Our 21 categories'represented areas of core strength within the construction industry and highlighted many of the most important issues and challenges we face in the industry today. The categories were specifically selected to enable solutions providers, designers, architects, contractors, engineers, local authorities and developers to shine a light on their outstanding achievements over the past 12 months.
At the start of the evening the atmosphere in the room from our 379 guests was electric, buzzing with anticipation and exhilaration. The comradery the industry is noted for was evident as peers congratulated each other on their finalist's status as they awaited the results.
After dinner was served all attentions were turned to the reason we were there. Our awards host, Alistair McGowan had the honour of announcing the winners of each category and did so in his own unique comedic style, we were never sure who was going to appear on stage next as Alistair seamlessly transformed into; Boris Johnson, Graham Norton, Rylan Clark-Neal, John Bishop and Robbie Savage ' an amazing act of mastery with a little genius thrown in for good measure.
The first category was 'Product Innovation of the year', swiftly followed by 'Technical Innovation' which was the perfect opener to showcase the brilliance of the industry pioneers leading the charge for tech within the built environment, a theme London Construction Awards champions in supporting the digitisation of the industry and future-proofing construction for our next generation of innovators.
Other categories provided a platform for suppliers, contractors, architects and engineers to show the industry what makes them the best, as well as shining the spotlight on off-site, BIM, Smart technology and regeneration to name but a few.
We can unveil our winners are:
Category: Product Innovation of the year
Winner: Laing O'Rourke
Category: Technical Innovation of the year
Winner: Skanska-Costain-STRABAG Joint Venture
Category: Supplier of the Year
Winner: Powerday PLC
Category: Construction Software of the Year
Winner: 4PS UK
Category: Sustainable Construction Award
Winner: Multiplex Construction Europe
Category: Architectural Design of the Year
Winner: Grimshaw - London Bridge Station Redevelopment
Category: Architectural Practice of the Year
Winner: Penoyre & Prasad
Category: Regeneration Project of the Year
Winner: Network Rail - London Bridge Station Project
Category: Health & Safety Solution of the Year
Winner: Wates Group
Category: Women in Construction Award
Winner: Charles Edward Ltd - Zoe Moss
Category: Employee of the Year
Winner: Atkins (formerly Hurley Palmer Flatt) - Isabel Cashman
Category: Diversity & Inclusion Award
Category: Waste Management Solution of the Year
Winner: Multiplex Construction Europe - The Proplex Closed Loop Recycling Scheme (Developed by Protec)
Category: Off-site Innovation of the Year
Winner: Alternative Heat Ltd.
Category: Fire Safety Solution of the Year
Winner: GIRA UK
Category: Contractor of the year
Winner: Multiplex Construction Europe - Implementing the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Category: Smart Technology/Solution of the year
Winner: John SISK & Son
Category: Fit-out Project of the Year
Winner: JTP - Pennington Street Warehouse
Category: Excellence in BIM/Digital Construction Award
Winner: Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture (SCSJV)
Category: Engineering Consultant of the year
Winner: LogiKal Ltd
Category: Marketing Campaign of the Year
Winner: Aggreko UK Ltd
The awarded were judged by our panel of construction experts from 20 leading organisations, all specialists in their respective fields. Jane Duncan, Owner of Jane Duncan Architects and former RIBA President commented on the judging process; 'This year the caliber of entries went up a gear, making the judging extremity difficult. Myself and my fellow judges all agreed that construction is undoubtedly in a transitional period and the finalists in all our categories are demonstrating they are at the forefront of this change, transforming the industry through new technological processes and future-thinking.'
BRE's Executive Director, Deborah Pullen added; 'I was particularly looking for how the entrants were doing things differently, what made their work and their projects stand out. I wanted to understand not only what was new, but why it was working and what individually they could demonstrate.'
The awards ceremony ended on a high, with all winners and runners up coming together in unison to congratulate the excellence we have seen in the construction industry in 2019, and pledged to carry on innovating and developing new modern ways of building and constructing. Multiplex victoriously claimed three awards on the night; Contractor of the year, Waste Management Solution of the year and Sustainable Construction Award. Multiplex's Senior Sustainability Manager, Frank Blande told us; 'Our mission has always been to make a positive impact on sustainability performance in construction. We have made it our priority to address global environmental, health and welfare concerns. It is a true honour to be recognised for our work in sustainability.'
All categories, finalists and winners can be viewed at www.londonconstructionawards.com.
Written by Costello Palmer Communications ' London Build's PR Partner.