The UK’s largest privately-owned construction company Laing O’Rourke is planning a listing on the stock exchange within the next three years. Founder and chief executive Ray O’Rourke revealed the timeline in an interview with the Financial Times.
Having helped complete the delivery of phase one of the new St James Quarter in Edinburgh, BDP has shared some insight into how it is designed with the movement of people in mind and delivers a real step change for retail.
Laing O’Rourke has appointed experienced environmental, social and governance leader Vicky Bullivant as its first ever group head of sustainability. The University of Aberdeen-educated expert will join the company on June 21 from Drax Group plc, where she was head of sustainable business, and
Laing O’Rourke today announced far-reaching new global sustainability targets, including a commitment to decarbonise its own operations by 2030, and achieve equal numbers of men and women among its 5,500 global staff. The decarbonisation target, which will also see the company develop a plan t
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. Group profit before tax of £45.5m signalled the fourth consecutive year of improvement for the
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. The figure represents just under 2% of its 8,000 staff with the firm saying most of the losses will be coming from back office roles at its main UK office in
Laing O’Rourke has announced the appointment of Rowan Baker from McCarthy & Stone as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Ms Baker will take up her new global role in September and will sit on the company’s group executive committee and corporation board.
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.