Sponsor of Architectural Client of the Year,  Recticel Insulation is a reliable partner and experienced insulation partner, providing high-quality solutions that guarantee day-to-day comfort for the end user.

With four production sites across Europe, Recticel is committed to developing new and effective insulation solutions using its experience, expertise and passion for polyurethane. Recticel insulation products and solutions are available for contractors and for self-builders in the DIY segment.’

Sponsor of Education Architect of the Year  (nursery to 6th form),  nora® rubber floorcoverings have excellent environmental accolades for promoting good indoor air quality.

Rubber floorings create feel good ambience in educational facilities

Schools and universities are not only centres of education, but also a second home where young people spend large parts of their day. Consequently, designing educational facilities is of considerable importance for the well-being and health of our young generation. nora® rubber floorcoverings have excellent environmental accolades for promoting good indoor air quality.

The permanent resilience of nora® floorcoverings makes them extremely hard wearing:  Excellent ergonomic properties, means less strain on backs and joints.  There is considerably less footfall noise.  The surface prevents dirt absorption, enabling easy and economical cleaning, no chemical solution required.

A must for all schools is norament® stairtreads conveniently pre-formed in one piece, turn installation into a fast, neat, cost-efficient job.

Sponsor of Public Building Architect of the Year, Polycor is a major leader in the natural stone World Industry operating more than 30 quarries in USA & Canada. Polycor products are present on major architectural Projects in North America, Asia, Europe & Middle East.

Sponsor of Education Architect of the Year (higher education), International Fire Consultants (IFC Group) asked several leading architects “What can innovative fire engineering do for you?”

They answered, “Greater architectural freedom”, “Really push the boundaries”, “Open up beautiful spaces”, “Allow great atria”, “Enable creative use of traditional and modern materials”, “Deliver space efficiency”, “And achieve sign off”.

International Fire Consultants (IFC Group) are delighted to have been involved in delivering such projects across the built environment in new build, change of use and historic buildings. Covering education, mixed use, residential, commercial, retail and transport hubs. Projects Including One Tower Bridge, Palace of Westminster, St Pancras station, St Mary’s Axe, Earls Court, Oxford Brookes and the University of Cambridge.

IFC Group are also delighted to have advised Stirling Prize winners Caruso St John and Witherford Watson Mann; Resi Conference winners, Urban Splash for Royal William Yard in Plymouth, University of Exeter for their RIBA prize winning Forum Building, as well as The Spark at Southampton Solent Uni.

We are currently working on a number of University and student accommodation projects, some combining existing listed structures with new build. International Fire Consultants are delighted to sponsor the 2017 Education Architect of the Year (higher education).

Sponsor of Sustainability Architect of the Year, Hadley Group, the UK’s largest manufacturer of cold rolled sections, has the expertise to provide you with the complete cold-rolled steel solution for your building envelope.

Manufactured from our dedicated sites in the West Midlands, we can offer you a regular direct delivery service with our fleet of dedicated vehicles. We will be exhibiting at Ecobuild this year, where we will be showcasing a range of our structural products. Our range of products consist of fencing, Purlins, Cladding sections, Brick Tie and Mezzanine flooring – we would love to see you there!


Proud sponsor of Housing Architect of the Year Award, Metsä Wood offers wood-based products, systems and solutions to the building, construction, industrial, distribution and retail sectors. Products include Kerto® LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber), plywoods and Finnjoist I-Beams as well as softwood mouldings, skirtings, architraves, flooring, door linings and casings, PSE, exterior cladding and decking.

Metsä Wood has been focusing on a significant challenge facing humanity, which is the world’s growing urban population. Through a competition called the ‘City above the City’, Metsä Wood asked architects all over the world to propose solutions using Kerto® LVL, to build upon existing frameworks in cities and to knit together the old and new to meet this challenge. Entries came in from 69 cities worldwide including London, Sydney, Shanghai, New York, Berlin, Paris and London. For more information about Kerto® LVL and to see the winners, visit our website

Sponsor of the 2017 shortlist party, Optima has extensive experience in the design and installation of glass partitioning systems for top international companies, with a strength  in excellence of design, quality of product, outstanding customer service and a reputation that is second to none in the industry.

Optima has a wide offering of products specialised for office glass partitions, including a comprehensive range of doors to suit all office environments.

The company continues to innovate and redefine the office partitioning industry.

Sponsor of Refurbishment Architect of the Year,  AET Flexible Space is the leading market provider of Under Floor Air Conditioning (UFAC) systems.

By using the plenum beneath a raised access floor as the ventilation zone, ceiling duct and pipework can be virtually eliminated leading to huge savings in construction materials, installation, fit out and reconfiguration costs, and the potential to save height and space.  Zonal downflow units condition the air which is then introduced into the workspace using fan terminal units.  The system is inherently flexible; Fantiles are easy to relocate according to changing occupier requirements and feature integrated personal control.

We have worked with leading developers, architects and corporate end users and many of our buildings have won industry awards for innovation, energy efficiency and sustainability.  Build ten floors, get one for free!

Table plan sponsors Butler & Young Building Control are the leading independent building control body (Approved Inspector).

We believe that the building control process can add value to the design and construction process by collaborating with developers and their design and construction teams to achieve more for less in terms of construction and building lifetime costs and supporting innovation.

The first stage in this process is our pre application advice service which is aimed at identifying opportunities for cost reduction, efficient design and removal of risk from the ongoing compliance process.


Bathroom Brands Group Contracts has a respected pedigree in the hospitality/commercial sector. Working with many boutique and international brands/groups to create stunning guest bathrooms, has seen Bathroom Brands Group Contracts become one of the UK’s leading providers of bathroom products.

With an extensive portfolio of traditional, modern, unique and technology based bathroom ranges, Bathroom Brands Group Contracts experience and longstanding team can offer stunning, comprehensive and bespoke hotel bathroom solutions.

Bathroom Brands’ Group Contracts ranges includes: Crosswater – brassware and showers; Burlington – traditional bathroom suites; Clearwater Baths; Bauhaus luxury bathroom furniture; Arcade – grand luxury suites and accessories; Simpsons – shower enclosures and wet rooms; Britton Bathrooms – contemporary bathroom fittings and furniture; Digital Showering, and the newly introduced Thirty6 brand – a range of compact quality bathroom suites.