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A £350m South Wales hospital built by this engineering and construction giant opened partially in April, a year early, to help treat coronavirus patients. Some projects were suspended in March as 1,000 workers were furloughed, while senior staff took a 30% pay cut. It has since resumed work on most projects, including the Thames Tideway tunnel, a £5bn scheme to renovate London’s Victorian-era sewage system, and all employees will be back on full pay from August. Chief executive Ray O’Rourke, 73, founded the Dartford firm in 1978.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank21
CompanyLaing O’Rourke
ActivityEngineering and construction group
LocationDartford
Sales £m2,753
Profit £m78
Year endMar 19
Principal shareholdersRay O’Rourke and Des O’Rourke through Suffolk Partners Corporation (100%)
Staff12,685
Founded1978
Websitewww.laingorourke.com

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