Together we are one

Our joint venture combines world-class experience in delivering major infrastructure rail projects, together with acknowledged global expertise in tunnelling and creating stations. The partners of LM also have an exceptional track record in engineering innovation, including off-site manufacturing, sustainability, employment, training and skills development.

Who we are

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A globally diverse engineering and construction group headquartered in Dartford, UK, Laing O’Rourke has extensive world-wide experience in the rail industry and is currently involved in major projects in the UK, Canada, Middle East, Australia and Hong Kong.

In the UK, Laing O’Rourke is working on the country’s largest commuter rail projects for Network Rail, Transport for London, Crossrail and Manchester Metrolink. Part of the UK’s first ‘pure construction alliance’ for rail, Laing O’Rourke delivered Network Rail’s £250m programme to improve performance and capacity on the Stafford section of the UK’s West Coast Main Line. Thanks to an innovative approach, this was completed under budget and over a year ahead of schedule. Elsewhere, Laing O'Rourke is undertaking a programme of intensive construction on major stations for Crossrail, including Tottenham Court Road, Liverpool Street and Custom House, and continues with the expansion of Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network as part of the MPT Consortium. In London, the company has begun work on the Northern Line Extension. Activity for both Crossrail and Manchester Metrolink has seen the extensive use of Laing O’Rourke’s Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) expertise, providing both cost and time efficiencies.

Internationally, Laing O’Rourke has recently completed rail electrification projects in Auckland in New Zealand and Adelaide in Australia, and continues to work with Transport for NSW and Sydney Trains. In Hong Kong, the group has been working for MTR Corporation Ltd on three urban rail projects, two at West Kowloon and one at Admiralty, forming a dramatic expansion of the MTR network. Admiralty involves building new rail tunnels and platforms below and adjacent to the existing Admiralty Station, as well as adding a major below-ground interchange concourse.

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J. Murphy & Sons Ltd (Murphy) is a leading multi-disciplined engineering and construction company with a rich heritage of safe, innovative and sustainable solutions to the most complex infrastructure challenges.

Murphy has more than 4,000 employees and has offices in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and the Middle East. Murphy has been helping clients build resilient infrastructure for more than 60 years, working in civil engineering, tunnelling, rail, energy, water and wastewater, pipelines, building, highways, public realm and security, and piling.

Murphy’s culture of innovation and self-delivery, its diverse capability and substantial plant and equipment holding gives the company an unrivalled flexibility and agility in providing clients with customer-focused services. It also means that Murphy can adapt quickly and easily based on market requirements.

Murphy’s extensive rail sector experience includes working with market-leading clients including Crossrail, Network Rail, London Underground, Eurotunnel and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

Murphy is working with Network Rail to help deliver part of the multi-billion pound portfolio of works under the Control Period 5 (CP5) framework, including a large volume of civil engineering, structures and earthworks schemes over the next five years. Murphy has also been involved in Network Rail’s National Electrification Programme.

The company also recently completed Crossrail Thames Tunnel C310, which is the only part of the Crossrail scheme with a tunnel under the River Thames. Other major projects for Murphy include work in Stratford for the Olympic Village with the Lower Lea Valley Cable Tunnels project and major power cable tunnels and infrastructure for National Grid and EDF Energy, along with work on high speed rail tunnels for the Channel Tunnel Rail.