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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

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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

Hinkley Point

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

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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

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Three left in £200m Dumfries hospital race

Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Skanska make it to final stage of contest

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Laing O’Rourke sees profits rise by 144%

Dip in UK results countered by strong overseas performance as average salary for employees hits £50,000


£1bn North West Hub framework up for grabs

Five national contractors face battle to retain places on leading building framework


Laing O’Rourke lands £30m Chester Zoo job

Contractor to transform part of Cheshire into Papua New Guinea


Man City launch stadium expansion plans

Plans for 60,000 capacity with Laing O’Rourke lined-up for work

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Severfield tops out London Cheesegrater tower – Video

Laing O’Rourke sets London prefab record with 85% of Leadenhall tower made off-site


Hinkley C builders to get at least £13/hour

Unions hail PAYE-only industrial relations site deal as the best seen in the industry


Carillion wins £400m Battersea first phase

Mega-contract marks return to major London building projects – full construction programme confirmed

National Grid

Five win share of £650m National Grid deal

Five-year deal to deliver upgrade of high voltage transmission stations

Wynyard Hospital

Two bidders quit £300m Teesside hospital race

Brookfield Multiplex left as sole contender as O’Rourke is latest to drop out


Willmott Dixon wins £1bn Scape deal

Company lands country’s most-prized sole contractor framework and £40m Greenwich housing deal

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Four arrests in rail construction fraud probe

Contracting boss believed to be among arrests in British Transport Police swoop

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Laing O’Rourke in hunt for new UK construction boss

Building supremo Callum Tuckett becomes finance chief as new CEO starts work


Next wave of 13 UTC projects approved – Full list

Laing O’Rourke, Galliford Try and Denne Construction back projects in next wave of technical colleges

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Shiplee leaves O’Rourke to lead welfare revolution

Former Olympic construction chief to head Government Universal Credit plans


Thames Water finalises shortlist for £3bn alliance

Kier and May Gurney joint ventures drop out of the running as shortlist narrows to five bidders


Buckingham set to score with £15m Fulham refurb

Buckingham beats Laing O’Rourke to land refurbishment job at Craven Cottage

University of Bath proposed student halls at the Claverton Campus

Laing O’Rourke bags £43m Bath Uni student halls

Large 708-room student accommodation complex will be built at the Claverton Campus


“Pure alliance” to deliver £250m rail deal

Atkins, O’Rourke and VolkerRail launch teamwork initiative to transform rail contracting

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O’Rourke lands £19m Altrincham Interchange

Work starts on site next week to create new transport hub

Battersea Power station

List of £350m Battersea bidders revealed

Contractors in hunt for first phase of prestigious power station redevelopment


Laing O’Rourke set for £50m Welsh super school

May/June start for construction of Cynon Valley secondary school and leisure complex


Birse starts £105m final section upgrade of A11

Work has started this month on two dual carriageway jobs worth together £250m


Bidders race hots up for £1bn Scape framework

Six firms in race for country’s most prized sole contrator framework

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O’Rourke gets start date for Oldham College revamp

First phase of £10m masterplan starts next month after Aedas designs win planning approval

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Laing O’Rourke supply chain director quits

Contractor starts hunt for new group asset optimisation and supply chain director

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O’Rourke to start £35m Crossrail station next week

New modular station to be assembled off-site at contractor’s Sheffield factory


Three chase £300m Teesside hospital job

Brookfield Multiplex, Iridium and Laing O’Rourke chase super hospital job


Laing O’Rourke finally signs £90m hospital contract

Two-year wait ends as North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust signs contract with LOR

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Laing O’Rourke to start £150m Nottingham road job

Firm gets green light to start dualling A453 near Nottingham in January


Insurance giant Amlin takes space at Cheesegrater

Laing O’Rourke’s Leadenhall Building now over 50% let as insurance firm Amlin books space

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Anna Stewart takes over as Laing O’Rourke CEO

Finance chief to lead UK’s largest private contractor as Ray O’Rourke relinquishes dual role


Wages row brewing at £2bn Hinkley nuclear site

Unions lobbying Laing O’Rourke for £50,000 a year “T5 plus” pay agreement


O’Rourke £160m Guy’s Hospital job gains planning

Laing O’Rourke on track for March start to cancer treatment centre for major London hospital


Anti-nuclear protesters to invade Hinkley site

Demonstrators plan “mass trespass” on land set to be prepared by Kier/Bam joint venture


Laing O’Rourke in Bison closure U-Turn

Lanarkshire plant saved from closure and jobs saved at Derbyshire factory

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Former Laing O’Rourke director joins WSP

Duncan Symonds is new head of consultant’s infrastructure division


Builders told priority schools will be 15% smaller

Tenders will be invited this month for the first round of priority schools using smaller design templates

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O’Rourke built flat up for sale at £65m

Five bedroom apartment for sale at One Hyde Park


Olympic builder CLM’s margin peaks at 41%

Average staff pay at CLM fell to £58,000 last year from £69,000 as workloads peaked

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Trio submit bids for £30m new Oxford college

Bam Construct, Laing O’Rourke and Wates are vying to build Oxford University’s new School of Government.

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O’Rourke to dump non-performing divisions

“Relentless” efficiency drive to boost margins will see floundering operations axed

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Laing O’Rourke lands £35m Crossrail station

O’Rourke beats Costain, Osborne and Hochtief to Custom House contract


O’Rourke to cut 125 jobs at Bison precast

Scottish plant to shut while shifts reduced at Derbyshire site as demand for concrete products dives


Laing O’Rourke sees turnover rise to £4.3bn

Global revenue and profits up with UK performance set to be confirmed this week

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Funding agreed for £300m Liverpool Port

Host of major contractors in hunt for port project

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£90m Laing O’Rourke hospital finally gets funding

Whitehaven’s West Cumberland Hospital gets funding after two year delay

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O’Rourke wins Oldham College campus refurb

Laing O’Rourke will refurbish and reclad tower building