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Site rows erupt as O’Rourke changes payment dates

Contractor apologises for problems caused by new accounting system

Derwent Brunel House

Laing O’Rourke strikes £116m deal on Paddington job

Work to start early next year on complex steel diagrid building


O’Rourke plans offsite coup as £12bn HS2 bids due in

Steetley off-site factory forms key part of low-cost bid plan

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Laing O’Rourke replaces BAM on £110m Watford mall

Retail client Intu picks new contractor after failing to agree price with BAM

Bristol Arena

Five firms shortlisted for £90m Bristol Arena job

BAM, Bouygues, Sir Robert McAlpine, Laing O’Rourke and Buckingham Group chase 21,000-seat arena job


Final sign-off for £480m O’Rourke hospital

Treasury approves business case for Royal Sussex County Hospital

Mar City

Four bag £100m offsite housing deal

Laing O’Rourke and Mar City among quartet of specialists to secure Hyde Group modular housing deal


Balfour to build £350m Manchester campus

Balfour beats O’Rourke and McAlpine to first major scheme under university framework

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Super sewer shakes up contracts league rankings

Laing O’Rourke pulls off contracts league double in August

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Laing O’Rourke Europe suffers £58m loss

Trio of contracts delivered through Midlands off-site factory hit by cost inflation and delays

Thames Tideway Tunnel

All systems go for £4.2bn London super sewer

Mass mobilisation starts as £1.77bn contracts signed for seven years of work.

Hyde Group

New line-up for Hyde major housing projects

Laing O’Rourke and Ardmore win places for first time on £1bn Hyde framework

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O’Rourke wins £50m Paddington office job

Derwent London reveals preferred bidder for latest scheme

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Laing O’Rourke wins UK’s tallest resi tower

£135m contract signed for Berkeley’s London Docklands skyscraper


O’Rourke ousts Balfour to top annual contracts league

Hospital win gives Kier biggest tally for June


South Wales £850m public works bid race starts

Bouygues, Carillion and Laing O’Rourke are among firms expected to seek to renew deals


Row over concrete slabs at O’Rourke’s council HQ job

Stoke city council calls in concrete experts to resolve whether problems are cosmetic or more serious

Willow walk Southwark council housing

Laing O’Rourke deal for 2,000 build-to-let homes a year

Contractor and Legal & General form alliance to deliver private rental homes on council land

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Green light for £1bn Swansea tidal lagoon

Developers need to strike deal on electricity price before construction can start

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Trio win Manchester University £1bn framework

Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine will deliver ambitious capital programme


Interserve set for £300m armed forces rehab centre

Work to start in a few months time on Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre near Loughborough

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O’Rourke design chief joins Mace

Tom Gent swops firms as Mace also unveils new head of BIM

Steve Hollingshead Murphy CEO

Murphy recruits ex-O’Rourke director as new CEO

Steve Hollingshead to start as boss of Murphy Group in June


Carillion left as sole PF2 bidder for £350m Midland Hospital

Laing O’Rourke-Interserve pulls out of bidding

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Ex-Balfour boss to lead O’Rourke in Scotland

Bob Clark joins former rival to lead expansion plans in Scotland

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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

Dumfries hospital

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

Thames Tideway Tunnel

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

Liverpool cancer hospital

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

Baltic Triangle

Balfour starts £32m Liverpool Baltic Triangle scheme

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

Dumfries hospital

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


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

Here East

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

New Papworth Hospital

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

Ray O'Rourke

Ray O’Rourke gives rare TV interview

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

Norton Bridge

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