Laing O'Rourke formed
A new chapter begins...
2001 marked the formation of Laing O'Rourke, the UK's largest privately owned construction company following the transformational acquisition of the construction arm of John Laing Plc by R O'Rourke & Son.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Design and Construction of a truly unique external facade, a gigantic 'sequin dress' of 16,000 aluminium spun discs draped over an engineered spray-concrete shell. This award winning, iconic store included 25,000m² of retail space on four floors, creating the centrepiece for the redevelopment of Birmingham city centre.
Acquisition of Crown House Technologies
The acquisition of mechanical and electrical experts Crown House Technologies further bolstered Laing O'Rourke's growing Support Services portfolio and strengthened the company's integrated delivery offer.
Laing O'Rourke launches in Australia
NSW and Queensland, Australia
Laing O'Rourke Australia commences operations across the property markets of both New South Wales and Queensland, focusing on a diverse range of developments covering the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.
Dubai International Airport completed
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Naboodah Laing O'Rourke was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the third terminal substructure at Dubai Airport. The complete structure is approximately 1km long and 100m wide. At its peak the workforce totalled 10,000.
Royal Ascot Racecourse completed
Berkshire, United Kingdom
With around 1,600 construction employees working around the clock to meet an immovable deadline, it was one of the closest run finishes ever seen at the venue. The grandstand and racecourse were demolished, constructed and reshaped in the space of only 20 months.
Completion of Lawrence Hargrave Drive bridge in the Illawarra
Coalcliff, NSW, Australia
An innovative and award-winning transport solution was developed to safeguard road users previously at risk from rock falls along the 900 metre stretch of Lawrence Hargrave Drive between Coalcliff and Clifton, north of Wollongong.
Laing O'Rourke acquires Barclay Mowlem's infrastructure business in Australia
Laing O'Rourke purchases Barclay Mowlem, to strengthen our presence in the region through greater multi-disciplined capability across the building, rail, civil, marine, power, and mine infrastructure sectors.
St Pancras Station completed
London, United Kingdom
Laing O'Rourke was awarded the major redevelopment contract as leaders of an integrated Joint Venture. This incredibly complex renovation project to increase the station’s national and international capacity involved extensive changes to the platform configurations, extending and refurbishing the current station and constructing a brand new Thameslink ‘box' underground station.
Atlantis, the Palm completed
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Situated at the head of the magnificent Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island, this iconic 1539-room luxury hotel and leisure complex opened to international acclaim in 2008.
Liverpool One Opens
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Laing O'Rourke was the leading construction partner on one of Europe's largest city centre mixed used regeneration projects, responsible for site-wide management of project, programme, design and site operations. Its official launch in 2008 coincided with Liverpool's celebration as the European city of culture.
NewGen Kwinana Power Station completed
The Kwinana facility is now Western Australia’s most modern and efficient base-load power station, providing electricity to the state’s South West Interconnected System (SWIS). It is also one of the most efficient power stations in the country, and is helping Western Australians reduce their carbon footprint.
Heathrow Terminal 5 opens
London, United Kingdom
The largest construction project in Europe at the time, T5 is an innovative and extremely complex multi-modal transport interchange designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and handle up to 30 million passengers a year.
Darwin Convention Centre opens
This landmark project was officially opened in 2008 and delivered as part of a joint venture. It is located on the eastern edge of Darwin’s waterfront and features a 1500-seat tiered plenary hall, extensive conference facilities and 4000 square metres of exhibition space.
Darling Downs Power Station completed
Southwest Queensland, Australia
Darling Downs Power Station is the biggest combined cycle power station in Australia. It emits about half the greenhouse gas emissions of a coal-fired power station using current technology, saving 2.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gases a year - the equivalent of taking 600,000 cars off the road. It also uses less than three per cent of the water a conventional water cooled coal-fired power station would use.
Explore Industrial Park begins production
Steetley, United Kingdom
Laing O'Rourke's state of the art pre-assembly manufacturing facility, the most advanced of its kind in the UK is officially opened. It marks a new era for the Group's investment in and utilisation of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), bringing enhanced safety, higher quality and faster delivery to projects.