Our annual award celebration, The Bricks, took place high up (39 floors to be exact) in London at the incredible Sushi Samba. Celebrating the best in the construction industry, developers, ranging from small to medium up to the country’s national house builders, attended the prestigious event.

Take a look at the gallery, full of photos of the day and find out which developers got to take away the coveted Bricks award trophies.

The Bricks 2018 Gallery

We pride ourselves on putting together an awards ceremony like no other, one that our finalists feel privileged to attend. This year was no different and, as usual, guests were to expect the unexpected!

This year’s attendees were invited to make a wish before the big day having receiving a Japanese wishing doll, called a Daruma, prior to the event – our finalists set their wish and wore their Daruma pins on the day, for that extra pinch of luck!

On arrival guests were treated to a champagne and canapé reception which included asparagus skewers, wagyu taquitos and bolinhos. Finalists enjoyed the outdoor terrace with 360 degree views of the City which featured an impressive decorative orange tree, reflecting the venue’s earth-to-sky motif.

With appetites wetted our finalists moved into the main dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a grid of lights hung through the open bamboo ceiling, creating a dreamlike setting where the soulful, stripped-back arrangements of the talented quartet The Gents took centre stage.

The Bricks 2018 Gallery

Gyles Brandreth was our host with the most (jokes) who managed to keep everyone laughing with his quick wit, genuine excitement and boundless energy. As well as scraping the sky at the venue, our finalists were scraping their plates clean after eating shrimp tempura, kobe ribeye steak and black cod finished off with chocolate banana cake.

The Bricks 2018 Gallery

Don’t want to miss out on The Bricks celebrations next year? Make sure you speak to your Risk Management Surveyor early to be in with a chance of winning next year!

To find out more about the nomination process and the criteria for a winning site check out the dedicated Bricks page on our website.


Please Note: Every care was taken to ensure the information in this article was correct at the time of publication. Any written guidance provided does not replace the reader’s professional judgement and any construction project should comply with the relevant Building Regulations or applicable technical standards. However, for the most up to date LABC Warranty technical guidance please refer to your Risk Management Surveyor and the latest version of the LABC Warranty technical manual.


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