Who are we?

We are Laing O’Rourke. We design, manufacture, engineer and build iconic buildings and complex infrastructure projects used by millions of people every day. And we are on a mission to be the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.

We are passionate about harnessing innovation, which is why we invest heavily in research and development. Using the latest digital tools and techniques, we’re changing the way we work in using innovative design and delivery techniques. We are creating structures that help to provide a better future for the communities that use them.

We are proud to work on some of the most prestigious projects in the UK, from the super sewer, Thames Tideway to the Manchester Airport Terminal 2 expansion, Hinkley Point C in Somerset and the Edinburgh St James shopping complex.

Our success depends on our engineering excellence, together with the adoption
of new technologies and a sustained investment in talent, especially our early careers programmes for students, graduates and apprentices.

Engineering the future - find out more about us by reading our careers brochure.

Housing

We work across the spectrum of the accommodation sector, from super-prime residential developments to much-needed affordable housing.

Offices

We have delivered a range of iconic developments, including the Leadenhall building (the City of London’s tallest structure).

Education

We have delivered a host of educational facilities from schools to universities to research facilities, including the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, which will train future political leaders.

Transport

We’ve been responsible for a variety of major transport projects, including Heathrow Terminals 5 and 2. Today we are working on Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail, as well as the Northern Line Extension and Manchester Airport's Terminal 2 redevelopment.

Retail

From Edinburgh to Leeds, Liverpool and Watford we have helped to create a new generation of shopping destinations and experiences.

Water

We are upgrading existing facilities and building new capacity in the critical water infrastructure sector,
including Davyhulme, and the largest section of the new Thames Tideway Tunnel, the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK.

Hospitals

We have a long track record in the healthcare sector, delivering a range of hospitals across the world, including in the UK: Alder Hey, Tunbridge Wells, Royal Liverpool University, Forth Valley Hospitals and Guy's Cancer Centre.

Power

Having delivered the UK’s last nuclear reactor, we are now - in a joint venture with Bouygues TP - the delivery partner for Hinkley C Nuclear Power Station in Somerset.

We work in the following sectors

  • Construction
  • House Builders
  • Infrastructure

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Employee Profiles

Krunal - Summer Industrial Placement, Student Engineer

"The joy of seeing your work signed and issued is a feeling that is unparalleled."

Alex - Summer industrial Placement, Student Engineer

"I enjoy the sense of achievement you get after finishing a project."
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Challenge: The traditional way of delivering Digital Engineering and bringing added value.
Change: We're rethinking the way we design, engineer, construct & operate our buildings and infrastructure.
Create: We're revolutionising how we evolve towns & cities within challenging constraints.
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