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Laing Construction

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1978 John Laing and Son was reconstructed as John Laing Ltd, with separation of Properties and Construction[1]

2001 R. O'Rourke bought Laing Construction from the John Laing Group for £1. Laing's construction business had been making significant losses, in part due to additional costs on the Cardiff Millennium Stadium project. The name of the company was changed to Laing O'Rourke.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1978 annual report