A-Plant reign supreme at the inaugural London Construction Awards

The first annual London Construction Awards gala dinner went off with a bang at Indigo at The O2 last night. Twelve awards were presented over the course of a magnificent evening of fine wine, dining, company and comedy. The night celebrated the successes of many companies over the past 12 months, it was a shame that there could only be one winner in each category.

The first winner of a London Construction Award was Network Housing Group, for their regeneration of Stockwell Park Estate. Mar City Homes were the winners of the London Sustainability Award, while Hook Cam followed up by taking home the prize for Health & Safety.

Innovation of the Year was closely fought but won by SGN Ltd. The much sought after Contractor of the Year was won by John Sisk & Son for their work at Wembley. Hawkins\Brown took home the award for Architectural Firm of the Year and Grosvenor Britain & Ireland left with Project Developer of the Year.

The major winner of the evening was A-Plant, leaving the London Construction Awards with two trophies, for Supplier of the Year and Plant Hire Company of the Year.

Mark Pudney, Regional Managing Director for London and the South said:

“We are delighted to win not only one but two awards for Supplier and Plant Hire Company of the year for London. This is great recognition for all the hard work our team in and around London put in, day in… day out.”

“Our strategically-placed network of over 20 Service Centres within the M25 allows us to make rapid deliveries across London, and we are already under way with plans to open more locations in the capital and invest in even more brand new equipment so that we can continue to provide a service second to none.”

Also picking up awards were Henley Homes, taking House Builder of the Year and Dome Group, who won Construction Software of the Year.

The final award for the evening was the London Building Excellence Award. This went to Wiehag for their fantastic use of glulam grid shell roof which tops off the six-storey Canary Wharf Crossrail station.

A full awards report will be released in due course.

Jimmy Carr arrived to close off the evening with his unique brand of humour, receiving a fantastic reaction from a highly interactive audience.

Oliver Kinross would like to thank everyone who was involved in the evening and the awards, especially our judges, all awards entrants and our brilliant audience. The awards will return next year at London Build 2016. This is just the beginning.