The winners received their award from BBC’s Fiona Bruce at London’s Grosvenor Hotel. 76 projects around the UK were shortlisted in ten categories.

BAM’s five winners are:

• John Phillips for St Stephens Development in Hull (gold);

• Tony Grindrod for the Alan Turing Building at the University of Manchester

• Graham Kingdon for the Roland Levinsky Building at the University of Plymouth

• Geoff Wright for his restoration of Harrogate Royal Hall

• Sarah Payne for the Environment Centre Phase 3 of Lancaster University

Richard Gregory, BAM Construct UK’s Chief Executive, said

‘Winning awards in five of the seven categories we entered is a great testimony to how we manage our construction projects. It is also a fantastic personal achievement for the managers involved.

‘Three of the five projects are in the education sector, reflecting our strength in the public sector. It is disappointing for the industry that Sarah was the only woman on the shortlist but encouraging that she has been successful.

‘It is also interesting that all of the managers lived close to their projects. Basing our operations in the regions allows us to be close to our customers and our supply chain and it means we are able to understand and become a part of the communities where we work.’

The awards are also a powerful marker for the company’s rebranding less just one month ago to take the name of its European parent, Royal BAM Group nv. It was previously called HBG UK. Last year the company had turnover of over one billion pounds and provided work for nearly 9000 people (sub-contractors included). It has one of the best safety records in the construction industry.