Walter Lilly are the proud winners of the Building Awards 2016 ‘Contractor of the Year’ (up to £300m) category, which was awarded on Tuesday 8 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
The Building Awards has long been recognised as the most prestigious networking event in the built environment calendar and the 22nd edition was no exception.
The judge’s had great things to say about Walter Lilly. “This 90 year old London-based contractor not only has a great name in high end projects, often involving sensitive heritage buildings, but produced a stellar financial performance this year too. Revenue has more than doubled in the last three years, with profit rising in line with growth. But it was not only the stats – which also showed steady staff growth and ballooning repeat business – that impressed the judges. Nor was it the prestigious clients.. It was that Walter Lilly combined all this with a focus on client needs. In customer surveys, 100% of its clients said they’d recommend the firm to others and 86% rated it as better than its competitors. A low staff churn rate and commitment to sustainability shows it is an employer that cares about a good working environment, and its support for construction students at Loughborough University shows its willingness to invest in the next generation.”
Walter Lilly’s Managing Director, Andrew Crispin, was there on the night to collect the award. “This award is a testament to the incredible team at Walter Lilly and to the company’s commitment to quality & excellence.”
Walter Lilly’s Newport Street Gallery project has been very successful after recently being awarded the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize, the UK’s most prestigious architecture award. The project was also significantly commended at the 2016 Brick Awards winning three separate categories; Supreme Award, Best Public Building, Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year and Craftsmanship Award. Walter Lilly were responsible for the extremely challenging construction of the gallery, designed by architect Caruso St. John.