Laing O'Rourke


Laing O'Rourke

Laing O’Rourke plc is the largest privately owned construction firm in the UK. It has offices in the UK, Ireland, Germany, India, Australia and United Arab Emirates, with over 24,837 employees worldwide. The chairman and Chief Executive is Ray O’Rourke. Turnover £3,037 billion, profit £111 million, in year to April 08. [The Sunday Times, Top Track 100, June 2008] The company is owned by the O'Rourke family through Suffolk Partners Corperation.

History

It was formed by the merger of both British and Irish construction companies. Laing O'Rourke was formed in 2001 when John Laing plc sold its interest in Laing Construction to R. O'Rourke & Son Ltd [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/1566584.stm Laing shares half in value] ] .

Major projects

Major projects involving the company have included the reconstruction of Ascot Racecourse completed in time for the 2006 race season.

On 30 August 2006, as part of a joint venture, Laing O'Rourke were named "Delivery Partner for the London 2012 Olympics". [ [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=aDeKnrLCSgiQ&refer=uk Laing O'Rourke Chosen for 2012 Olympics Construction] Bloomberg (August 30, 2006).] The other two members of the venture are British provider of Project Management services Mace Limited and US-based provider of construction services CH2M Hill.

Property developer APH Capital Partners have enlisted the help of Laing O’Rourke as its preferred design and construct contractor to construct what will become Brisbane’s tallest tower. [ [http://www.laingorourke.com.au/News/Releases/LAING_OROURKE_TO_BUILD_BRISBANES_TALLEST_TOWER_.aspx Laing O'Rourke to Build Brisbane's Tallest Tower] (September 26, 2007)] The project is worth $700 million and will be build at 480 Queen Street, on the site known as the Red Cross building. The tower will be 265m high and 70 levels, comprising commercial offices, luxury residences and a five-star hotel.

References

External links

* [http://www.laingorourke.com Laing O'Rourke website]


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