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Press releases

Explore our news releases for the media for the past five years. Simply use the filter to navigate to news from a specific year.

Press Releases

  • 28 July 2017

    Bison Manufacturing

    Forterra, one of the UK’s largest producers of building products, will acquire the structural precast and hollowcore business Bison from Laing O’Rourke.

  • 11 July 2017

    New Metrolink deal sealed

    Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), MPact Thales (MPT) and WSP have signed on the dotted line as work continues on Metrolink’s latest expansion.

  • 04 July 2017

    Building to begin on Liverpool's first specialist cancer hospital

    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Laing O’Rourke have finalised the contract to build a new cancer hospital in Liverpool and comedian Johnny Vegas was at the build site to celebrate the significant milestone.

  • 26 June 2017

    Engineering the future

    Laing O’Rourke has launched a major recruitment campaign for its Australian operations.

  • 19 June 2017

    Laing O'Rourke and University of Exeter launch new degree apprenticeship

    Laing O’Rourke, in conjunction with partners on Hinkley Point C is to collaborate with the University of Exeter in offering a new part-time civil engineering degree apprenticeship. The University of Exeter will be the first Russell Group university to offer a degree of this type.

  • 17 May 2017

    Two Fifty One Tops Out

    Southwark’s latest skyscraper Two Fifty One, delivered by Laing O’Rourke for Oakmayne Properties in conjunction with Lone Star Real Estate, topped-out with a ceremony on the 41st floor in May 2017.

  • 10 May 2017

    Opera House begins work on first major Renewal project in Joan Sutherland Theatre

    The curtain will fall next week on the last performance in the Joan Sutherland Theatre for seven months as Laing O’Rourke prepares to start work on the first major Renewal project of the Sydney Opera House.

  • 01 May 2017


    Laing O’Rourke has released its first dedicated Indigenous Procurement Policy today to create opportunities and build sustainable relationships with Indigenous businesses and communities.

  • 26 April 2017

    SunSHIFT takes out 2017 Fire Award

    Laing O’Rourke subsidiary SunSHIFT has been confirmed as a winner of the 2017 Fire Awards at the prestigious Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Future of Energy Summit being held in New York.

  • 25 April 2017

    Laing O'Rourke Chairman

    Sir John Parker GBE FREng will this year take up the Chairman’s role at Laing O’Rourke.