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Heathrow’s Terminal 5, the futuristic Selfridges store in Birmingham and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link to London are all projects Laing O’Rourke is involved in. The company was founded in 1978 and has become one of Britain’s largest private construction firms, operating in most markets, including retail, health and defence. Profits have grown 102% a year from £7m in 2001 to £57.3m in 2004. In September 2001 it acquired loss-making Laing Construction for a token £1.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank10
CompanyLaing O’Rourke
ActivityEngineering and construction group
LocationDartford
Annual profit growth101.99%
Latest profits £000s57,301
Latest sales £000s1,509,655
Staff11,903
Founded1978
Websitewww.laingorourke.com

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