VIDEO: LABC Building Excellence Awards 2011

Supreme Winner, One New Change, London. Pictured: LABC President Mike Sansom (fa
Supreme Winner, One New Change, London. Pictured: LABC President Mike Sansom (far left); Sanya Tomic from Sidell Gibson Architects; Tak Chung from City of London; Ron Sidell from Sidell Gibson Architects; from the client Land Securities Matt Perry; from structural engineers Arup John Hurst; from services engineer Hoare Lea Tim Rathbone; from Lend Lease, Phil Clarke; and presenter Jon Snow (far right).

Over 500 guests gathered in London recently for an annual celebration of building excellence at the LABC awards, presented this year by Channel 4’s Jon Snow.

This year's awards showcase how establishing close early working relationships between building control, architects and building contractors can lead to better, safer buildings with higher environmental standards and more cost effective builds.

LABC Chief Executive, Paul Everall said: "The judges had a tough job to pick winners from such high quality entries.

"The thing that marks out the winners is how feedback given by local authority building control, often as early as the design stage of a project, can make the difference.

"This early cooperation leads to a better working relationship with customers, which in turn, results in the impressive work featured at our National Building Excellence Awards."

See the video below for highlights of the evening and a re-run of the night’s big winners ...