Laing O'Rourke

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Laing O'Rourke
Type Private limited company
Industry Construction, Civil Engineering
Founded 1978
Headquarters Dartford, United Kingdom
Key people Ray O'Rourke KBE
(Chairman and CEO)
Revenue £3,545 million (2011/12)[1]
Operating income £60.6 million (2011/12)[1]
Net income £28.7 million (2011/12)[1]
Employees 17,352 (2012)[1]
Website www.laingorourke.com

Laing O'Rourke is a multinational construction company headquartered in Dartford, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1978 by Ray O'Rourke.

History[edit]

The company was founded by Ray O'Rourke in 1978. It was originally based in East London and was known as R. O'Rourke & Son.[2]

In 2001 R. O'Rourke bought Laing Construction from John Laing plc for £1. Laing's construction business had been making significant losses, in part due to additional costs on the Cardiff Millennium Stadium project. The name of the company was changed to Laing O'Rourke.[3]

In 2004 the company acquired Crown House Engineering, a mechanical & electrical engineering business.[4]

Laing O'Rourke went on to expand its operations in Australia in 2006 when it acquired Barclay Mowlem.[5]

Operations[edit]

Laing O'Rourke has operations in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and the Middle East.[6] The company operates in investment and development services, programme management services, design and engineering consultancy, manufacturing and construction solutions, infrastructure and buildings management and support services.[7] Its projects span a range of sectors including, building, transport, power, utilities & waste, oil & gas and mining & natural resources.[8] It is the largest privately owned construction company in the UK.[9]

Major projects[edit]

The new Ascot stand built by Laing O'Rourke to a design by Populous and Buro Happold; Completed 2006.
The company's tower cranes rebuilding Royal Ascot.

Major projects involving the Company have included;

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