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Laing O’Rourke’s building construction teams share a common goal – to create a built environment that enhances people’s lives.  We are well known for constructing elegant structures that perform to the highest standards, creating lasting value for asset owners.


Our collaborative approach through early design involvement, engineering expertise and integrated delivery ensures we are able to complete complex projects to exacting time, cost and quality standards, safely and sustainably.

Across key business sectors we design, procure, manage, construct, refurbish and maintain commercial offices, data centres, industrial facilities and science and research centres.

Lifestyle and Leisure

We provide engineering, construction, project management and operational maintenance services for Lifestyle markets covering hotels, residential, retail, sports and leisure in Europe, Middle East and Australia.

Many developments - such as sporting stadia or convention centres - attract intense public scrutiny. Clients need to know they are working with a partner who will protect their reputation through flawless delivery to often immovable deadlines.  We understand the multiple functions these facilities have to serve and we apply our in-depth knowledge of complex sports and multi-purpose venues to maximise return on the clients’ investments.

We have delivered some of the world's most iconic lifestyle complexes, such as the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, the convention centres of Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Darwin and Hong Kong. We were the lead member of the consortium managing delivery of major elements of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Park, heralded as the most successful sporting event in UK history.

Our European residential housing operation, Explore Living, builds on our long-standing tradition of innovation in the housing market dating back to the early years of the John Laing Construction business, and has won numerous awards for the quality of its developments.

Social Infrastructure

We are a leading supplier of Social Infrastructure for governments and private-sector clients.

Our presence in the education sector is particularly strong. We understand the need for early collaboration with all stakeholders to balance the interests between creating an inspiring learning environment, while maximising the capital investment.

Healthcare projects are amongst the most complex and time critical in construction. As one of the world’s leading providers of state-of-the-art hospitals that meet the innovative needs of the healthcare industry, Laing O’Rourke’s advanced offsite construction techniques and expertise in systems integration assure projects are engineered to exceptional standards of quality and craftsmanship. We are at the forefront of Health Authority Private Finance Initiative (PFI) or Public Private Partnership (PPP) based procurement initiatives, and are heavily engaged in UK and Australian Government programmes. 

Our leading Building Information Modelling and offsite manufacturing capabilities enable faster construction and greater standardisation of core components - essential to meeting the demands of Governments striving to deliver schools and hospitals faster, better, for less, while ensuring the durability of such heavily utilised facilities over their lifetime.

We are increasingly recognised as the preferred delivery partner for the defence and law and order sectors, with a proven capacity to meet the exacting quality and security specifications demanded by the armed forces and judicial services. Our portfolio ranges from maximum security military communications and intelligence facilities to courthouses, prisons and law enforcement projects. Our track record to date demonstrates our capabilities to manage the construction and commissioning of fully operational and secure facilities, optimising innovative pre-assembly solutions to overcome complicated security challenges.

We have a core capability in the social or remote Indigenous housing and urban regeneration markets. Our innovative application of new construction techniques embodied in our Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) approach allows us to provide smarter, cost-effective solutions that deliver higher quality in less time.

Sector facts

Dagenham Park Church of England School, London – 70% of the building constructed off site, resulting in an incredibly fast and efficient build programme, creating one of the most environmentally sustainable schools across the UK.

Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Canada – As one of the world’s largest healthcare projects , the CAD$2.1bn deal represents the most valuable social infrastructure PPP scheme in Canada’s history.

The Moorebank Units Relocation (MUR) project for the Australian Department of Defence is the military’s largest capital works program since World War II, and will decommission and relocate one strategic facility, unlock vital industrial lands in southern Sydney, and build on Laing O’Rourke’s long-term relationship with defence projects in Australia.

Projects from this sector

Cannon Place

London. UK



One Hyde Park

London. UK


Heathrow Terminal 5

London. UK



Atlantis, The Palm

Dubai. United Arab Emirates

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