London’s revamped St Pancras International station, due to open in November, is just one of the recent landmark projects on which the Dartford-based construction firm Laing O’Rourke has worked. It joins other iconic structures such as Selfridges in Birmingham and the second Severn Bridge in the group’s portfolio. The business is also a member of the CLM consortium, which was last year awarded the contract to manage the building of facilities for the 2012 Olympics in London. Led by Ray O’Rourke, who founded the business in 1978, Laing O’Rourke had sales of £2,236m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank7
CompanyLaing O’Rourke
ActivityEngineering and construction group
LocationDartford
Sales £m2,236
Profit £m37
Year endMar 06
Principal shareholdersRaymond O’Rourke (55%), Hugh O’Rourke (29%)
Staff22,453
Founded1978
Websitewww.laingorourke.com

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