Morgan Sindall was named ‘best in class’ as it scooped the coveted Judges Supreme Award, and joined Costain and Skanska in picking up two trophies at the Construction News Awards 2012.
Almost 1,000 guests came together at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight to celebrate the best team performances in construction throughout the year, just weeks before the start of the Olympic Games.
Morgan Sindall scooped both the Judges Supreme Award and the accolade for project between £10m and £50m for its £42.25 million restoration work on the Paddington Station Span 4 renewals.
Skanska picked up top prize for Sustainability and as Employer of the Year, while Costain won for Best Use of Technology and for its work on the £89.9m M53 Bidston Moss Viaduct Strengthening Project for Project of the Year above £50m.
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Warings Contractors were named winners in the Project under £10m category for their work on the 10-storey Cornerstone House hostel in Croydon for the YMCA.
Mace chief executive Stephen Pycroft was inducted onto the Construction Leaders Roll of Honour, an award previously given to Vinci chairman and chief executive John Stanion, Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie and Wates chairman and chief executive Paul Drechsler.
Kier was named as the contractor of the year for achievements including its strong health and safety record and increasing its private sector revenue by 18 per cent between 2010 and 2011, while Plastic Surgeon picked up the Specialist Contractor of the Year.
Among the specialist awards to be given out on the night were the prize for Product Innovation, which went to TechGB for its safety device Myzone, while the Retrofit Project of the Year went to Baily Garner and Affinity Sutton for FutureFit for its low carbon retrofit work on around 200 UK homes.
FK Construction was the winner of the ‘tomorrow’s company’ award for achievements including increasing its number of employee fourfold over the last three years, while Costain’s James Bulleid was named as Rising Star of the Year.
Clugston Construction won the award for health and safety, while a Balfour Beatty Jones Bros joint venture took top prize in the Environmental Project category for its work on the A487 Porthmadog, Minffordd & Tremadog Bypass.
Franklin + Andrews was named QS of the Year, while Bracknell-based refurbishment and building firm PiLON took home the gong for Training.