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O’Rourke fined over hospital gas leak

Excavator strikes pipe during car park construction work at Stoke hospital

Crossrail Custom House Station

Video: £35m flat-pack Crossrail station built in a year

Laing O’Rourke completes 800-piece station jigsaw puzzle setting construction benchmark

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Cheesegrater bolt failures cost Severfield £1m

Talks continue about who is liable for final cost of bolt replacement programme

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Laing O’Rourke signs off Dumfries hospital

Construction will now start on the £270m Scottish hospital project

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Skanska tops annual contracts league for first time

Laing O’Rourke takes top place in February new work league

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3,000 skeletons to be removed from O’Rourke site

Archaeologists start work to clear burial ground at Liverpool Street Crossrail site

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Laing O’Rourke confirmed for £440m Westgate centre

Work will start this spring on vast Oxford shopping centre expansion


Extra £60m agreed for O’Rourke Brighton hospital

Government sets aside extra funds as project costs rise to £480m

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Winners named for £2.3bn London Super Sewer

Laing O’Rourke JV lands biggest tunnel drive under the Thames

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O’Rourke off-site housing factory gets £22m grant

Government grant for planned off-site factory to revolutionise house building


Laing O’Rourke in record concrete pour

Site team takes delivery of 400 trucks of concrete on St George job at One Blackfriars

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Laing O’Rourke set for £440m Westgate Oxford job

Up to 1000 jobs will be created during construction of the vast shopping centre complex

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O’Rourke wins £80m Manchester office scheme

Two St Peters Square will rise to 11-storeys and help change the face of Manchester’s central square


Work go-ahead for £440m Westgate Oxford centre

More than 1,000 construction jobs will be created during the 30-month build


Laing O’Rourke to start £18m sports research build

Planning green light for Manchester Institute of Health and Performance

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Laing O’Rourke lands £106m Liverpool cancer hospital

New cancer centre to be built next to the Royal Liverpool Hospital


Another bolt breaks on Cheesegrater

Work to start across 11 floors replacing bolts on tower

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Ray O’Rourke to test new building system on his own mansion

New Essex home will be built with prefab panels following planning battle

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Balfour starts £32m Liverpool Baltic Triangle scheme

Stalled Laing O’Rourke project restarted as 324-flat scheme

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O’Rourke £200m Dumfries hospital job gains planning

Financial close on Scottish hospital expected in the new year


Lakesmere lands £13m Olympic cladding deal

Major glazing package awarded by Laing O’Rourke at former Press Centre

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Ex Shepherd construction boss joins Laing O’Rourke

Phil Greer joins Laing O’Rourke as south east construction operations leader


Contractors snub one in three London schemes

Firms will not work with risky or aggressive clients as contractors cherry-pick jobs


Go-ahead for £500m Oxford Westgate centre revamp

Brookfield Multiplex, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine have submitted bids for the shopping centre rebuild


Cheesegrater bolt failure report due in New Year

Probe by Laing O’Rourke and Arup continues

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Northern line extension green light for spring start

Laing O’Rourke and Ferrovial Agroman jv gets £1bn project start date

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Balfour knocks Kier from top of contracts league

Laing O’Rourke and Ferrovial Northern Line extension dominates October orders


Steel bolts break free from Cheesegrater tower

Laing O’Rourke to check whole building as streets below cordoned-off to pedestrians

Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Two named to bid £350m Midlands PF2 hospital

Laing O’Rourke teams up with Interserve for Midland Metropolitan Hospital

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Laing O’Rourke worker killed at Heathrow

Worker in collision with a dumper truck at T2 car park site

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British Land sells Mayfair flats for average of £11.6m each

Clarges Mayfair apartments being built by Laing O’Rourke sell for £4,750 per sq ft

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O’Rourke starts £100m Olympic conversion next month

October start announced for vast Olympic Press Centre refit

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Green light for £150m Crossrail Woolwich over station plan

Crossrail to reveal winner of £75m station box fit-out contract shortly

Royal Victoria hospital Newcastle

Laing O’Rourke legal battle over Newcastle hospital PFI job

Contractor battles for completion certificate for offices finished two years ago

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Balfour bags £75m Hull road upgrade

Winner beats BAM Nuttall/Morgan Sin­dall JV, Car­il­lion, Costain and Laing O’Rourke to A63 scheme

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O’Rourke to suffer less than rivals from skills shortages

Shift from site to factory paying dividends


Seven bag £1bn North West Construction Hub deal

Framework will be used across the region on projects worth more than £9m

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Laing O’Rourke JV wins £600m Northern Line extension

Massive tunnelling job is expected to start in the spring, subject to Government approval this autumn

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Four win £1.5bn United Utilities AMP6 deal

Laing O’Rourke and Balfour Beatty land key roles as construction delivery partners

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O’Rourke Heathrow builder joins GB Group

Steve Mullins to head construction divisions after overseeing work on T2


High Court fight starts for blacklist compensation

Unions and activists launch action and urge workers to snub employers’ scheme


Blacklisting compensation payouts capped at £100,000

Individual payouts under the Construction Workers Compensation Scheme to start at £4,000

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Video: Man City go-ahead for Etihad phase two expansion

Laing O’Rourke cleared to raise pitch-side seating capacity

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Buro Happold boss to join Laing O’Rourke

Paul Westbury to take up new role this Autumn

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Balfour Beatty wins road job for Dumfries Hospital build

Laing O’Rourke and Balfour Beatty will submit bids to build £200m hospital next month

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30% of O’Rourke apprentices to be women

Big contractors back government campaign for more diverse workforce

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Go-ahead for O’Rourke and Skanska hospital jobs

£165m Papworth hospital and £120m Forum healthcare project at Cambridge Biomedical campus approved

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Morgan Sindall lures O’Rourke director to head civils division

Nick Fletcher is new managing director of civil engineering

Thames Tideway Tunnel

Bids invited for £2.3bn super sewer tunnel final stage

Largest and last of three Thames Tideway Tunnel drives out to tender

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Ray O’Rourke gives rare TV interview

O’Rourke on his rise from tunnelling pony boy to owning the UK’s top private contractor

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Green light for Norton Bridge railway flyover

VolkerRail, Laing O’Rourke, Atkins to start £250m Stafford improvement scheme

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Laing O’Rourke shortlisted for third PF2 schools batch

BAM, Morgan Sindall and LOR in race to build seven Yorkshire schools for £100m

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Laing O’Rourke wins Man City stadium expansion

Site preparation work starts this week as capacity set to hit 60,000


O’Rourke to win £150m Olympic media centre

Contractor believed to have beaten original builder Carillion

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McMullen lands £10.5m cladding deal from O’Rourke

Envelope package for 23-storey resi tower at Elephant & Castle to start in August

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Laing O’Rourke joins overhead powerline shake-up

National Grid names new contractor line-up in switch from alliances to design and build


Contractors picked to drive apprenticeships rethink

Government selects Laing O’Rourke, Carillion, Kier and Balfour Beatty to reform apprenticeship standards


O’Rourke starts on £40m shopping centre refurb

Work underway on Nottingham scheme with another £150m job in the pipeline

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Laing O’Rourke hits back at union smear campaign

Contractor fights back over Ucatt claims at Alder Hey hospital job


Bid race begins for £700m Chinese towers on South Bank

Major players line-up for twin residential towers


Race hots up for £150m Olympic media centre conversion

Trio of bidders lead field as work set to start this summer


Laing O’Rourke set to start £180m Mayfair job

Building work to start in Spring on Clarges scheme next to Green Park in London

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Kier voted Britain’s most admired contractor

Balfour Beatty crashes down the rankings after torrid year


O’Rourke lures Wates boss to head housing division

Stephen Trusler to lead O’Rourke’s expansion plans in the housing market

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Nine contractors commit to Government carbon pledge

Industry rises to the challenge to make big carbon emission savings on infrastructure projects


Construction unions launch new legal action over blacklisting

Unite and Ucatt launch fresh wave of legal claims on blacklisting day of action


Sites to be targeted in blacklist day of action

Laing O’Rourke’s Cheesegrater site to be focus of protest in London


Four chase £75m Crossrail Woolwich station fit-out

Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall and Vinci in race


Worker killed at O’Rourke medical research site

Subcontractor crushed to death during concrete stairwell lift

Dumfries hospital

Skanska drops out of £200m Dumfries hospital race

Bid race down to two as Skanska walks away from “non-profit” private design and build deal


Contractors plan £100,000 payouts for blacklist victims

Eight major contractors set compensation ceiling for most serious blacklisting cases

Mark Wells, managing director, Laing O'Rourke, infrastructure

Laing O’Rourke names new infrastructure boss

Gary Wells previously ran UAE contractor Al Naboodah Construction Group

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McAlpine tipped to bag £130m Victoria Gate

Contractor edges ahead of rivals on major retail job in Leeds for Hammerson

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Hinkley Point nuclear plant gets final approval

See full list of contracts awarded and work up for grabs


Laing O’Rourke set for £180m Mayfair contract

British Land expected to sign a contract before the end of the year for Clarges Estate project in London


Industry giants launch blacklist compensation scheme

Eight major contractors encourage other companies to sign-up


Head of O’Rourke in Australia steps down

David Stewart steps down to concentrate on fighting corruption allegations at his former employer Leighton

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Laing O’Rourke to start Stoke office and library job

Contractor due to start £48m first phase of new business district in weeks

Forum, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Laing O’Rourke bags £120m Cambridge Forum job

Construction starts next summer on private hospital scheme at Cambridge Biomedical Campus

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Skanska ousts O’Rourke on London electricity deal

Skanska wins £45m connections framework to deliver UK Power Networks projects in London