Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Construction Of Buildings
41 - Construction of buildings

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 February 2016
Employment effect (start)
25 February 2016
Foreseen end date
31 May 2016


Engineering, construction and asset management company, Laing O’Rourke has announced it will restructure its United Kingdom-based operations which will result in the loss of 200 jobs. The job losses will occur in the company’s back office as well as in some of the regional offices. Streamlining of the regional offices will result in some closures. Laing O’Rourke is the United Kingdom’s largest private contractors and is headquartered in Dartford, England. The announcement of this restructure follows a decision by the company to sell its operations in Australia.


  • 25 February 2016: Construction Enquirer


Eurofound (2016), Laing O'Rourke, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 86649, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86649.