Laing O’Rourke



50 workers on Edinburgh St James Quarter site in self-isolation following positive Covid tests

Eleven workers on the Edinburgh St James Quarter site have reported positive test results for Covid-19, forcing a further 39 into self-isolation.

Published 19 February 2021

Laing O'Rourke reports £73m EBIT for year to 31 March 2020

A “strategic focus on bid selection, early client engagement and certainty in delivery” has helped Laing O’Rourke to increase EBIT by £26 million compared to the year before.

Published 22 December 2020

150 jobs to go at Laing O’Rourke

Redundancy consultations are under way at Laing O’Rourke after the firm revealed it plans to cut 150 jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 10 August 2020

Rowan Baker moves from McCarthy & Stone to Laing O'Rourke

Laing O’Rourke has announced the appointment of Rowan Baker from McCarthy & Stone as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

Published 12 May 2020

England: Costs double on Carillion PFI hospital contracts but private sector picks up most of tab

The two private finance initiative (PFI) hospitals that Carillion was building at the time it collapsed are currently due for completion several years late and at vastly increased budgets, a National Audit Office (NAO) investigation has confirmed today.

Published 17 January 2020

Laing O'Rourke reinstated to Prompt Payment Code

Technology investment and a “refinement in payment processes” has seen Laing O’Rourke reinstated to the Prompt Payment Code live list.

Published 22 November 2019

Blacklisted workers secure £1.9m legal settlement

A long running case against seven large construction companies who blacklisted workers has been settled with a £1.9 million compensation agreement.

Published 14 May 2019

Laing O'Rourke secures refinance for UK business

Laing O'Rourke has agreed terms with its financial partners for the 2019 refinance of the UK business, which delivers new banking facilities until 2022.

Published 8 January 2019

Construction underway at Edinburgh St James

Construction work has now commenced for the 1.7 million sq ft Edinburgh St James development following the completion of a significant demolition programme, marking a major new phase in the regeneration of the east end of Edinburgh.

Published 5 March 2018

Laing O'Rourke claims successful turnaround with strong profit forecast

Laing O’Rourke has welcomed a “substantial improvement” in its UK performance despite reporting a loss of £60.6 million its latest annual results.

Published 5 March 2018

New layout proposals for Edinburgh’s Picardy Place to go on display

Plans for works at Picardy Place in Edinburgh are set to go in front of the public this weekend.

Published 20 September 2017

Edinburgh St James developers outline construction benefits to local businesses and workers

With demolition across the £1 billion Edinburgh St James site continuing to progress well, TH Real Estate and main contractor Laing O’Rourke have revealed new investment figures which reaffirm their commitment to the city.

Published 19 September 2017

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary handed over

Construction of the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary is now complete, on time and on budget.

Published 15 September 2017

Laing O’Rourke set for new chairman

Outgoing Anglo American chairman Sir John Parker is to take up the chairman’s role at Laing O’Rourke, the firm has revealed.

Published 25 April 2017

NI builder in talks to buy Laing O’Rourke factory in Uddingston

Northern Ireland construction firm FP McCann is in advanced negotiations with Laing O’Rourke to buy its precast concrete manufacturing plant in Uddingston.

Published 9 March 2017