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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

  • 05 September 2017

    Dr Sarah Williamson elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

    Dr Sarah Williamson has today been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, alongside a stellar list of new Fellows that includes some of the world’s leading innovators and business people.

  • 30 August 2017


    Laing O’Rourke’s Australia Hub Managing Director Cathal O’Rourke has been confirmed as a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador.

  • 09 August 2017

    Laing O’Rourke wins gold for supporting the Armed Forces

    Ministry of Defence announces winners of the Employer Recognition Scheme.

  • 02 August 2017


    Contracts have been signed between Laing O’Rourke and Manchester Airports Group (MAG), formally launching a £1bn programme which includes the transformation of Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport.

  • 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.