Case Studies

Discover the range and scale of O’Rourke’s expertise in civil engineering and road surfacing. These case studies demonstrate the breadth and depth of our experience, but represent a fraction of our portfolio. If you would like more information about a particular project or sector, please contact us.

Guys Hospital

Laing O'Rourke, Mar-17 to Sep-17

Client: Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

Start date: March 2017

Completion Date: September 2017

Division: Schemes

Overview
O’Rourke Contracting PLC successfully delivered the S278 highway works to Snowfields as part of the £160m construction of the new Cancer Center at Guys Hospital. This project proved challenging given the close proximity to the hospital site, and restrictions imposed namely having to maintain continuous unrestricted access to the hospital at all times. This was achieved working in close collaboration with the main contractor Laing O’Rourke, client NHS Foundation Trust and the London Borough of Southwark.

Scope of Works

  • Hard Landscaping
  • Soft Landscaping
  • Footway Reconstruction
  • Natural Stone Paving
  • Street Furniture
  • Carriageway Resurfacing
  • Street Lighting

Clarges

Laing O'Rourke, May-17 to Oct-17

Client: British Land

Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

Start Date: May 2017

Completion Date: October 2017

Division: Schemes

Overview
O’Rourke Contracting PLC successfully delivered the S278 highway works to Clarges as part of the £228m ‘super prime’ residential and commercial development in the heart of London. We are proud to have been part of the team on this prestigious project, assisting with our expertise and extensive knowledge of S278 highway works to help deliver a logistically complex and challenging scheme. Working in close collaboration with the main contractor Laing O’Rourke, Transport For London (TFL) and the City of Westminster.

Scope of Works

  • Hard Landscaping
  • Footway Reconstruction
  • Natural Stone Paving
  • Carriageway Resurfacing

 

Tower Bridge

BAM Nuttall, Oct-16 to Dec-16

Client: City of London Corporation

Main Contractor: BAM Nuttall

Start Date: October 2016

Completion Date: December 2016

Division: Surfacing

Overview
O’Rourke Contracting PLC were contracted to complete the carriageway and footway resurfacing to London Tower Bridge. These works were the most intensive undertaken on the bridge since 1962 and had a tight timescale which involved night work. O’Rourke Contracting PLC worked in partnership with BAM Nuttall, offering programme flexibility, and alternate construction materials and techniques, which ensured the works were completed ahead of schedule.

Scope of Works

  • Planing off existing surface and binder course from the carriageway
  • Relay binder and surface course to carriageway
  • Removing existing mastic asphalt from footways
  • Relay mastic asphalt to footway

 

Chiswick Bridge

BAM Nuttall, Feb-15 to Mar-15

Client: Transport For London (TFL)

Main Contractor: BAM Nuttall

Start Date: February 2015

Completion Date: March 2015

Division: Surfacing

Overview
O’Rourke Contracting PLC were awarded the contract for the surfacing works in the first major operation on Chiswick Bridge since it was opened. A key aspect of this project was the need to keep disruption to surrounding areas to a minimum, this meant that we had to work around the traffic and keep the bridge open during peak hours. This was achieved by working in collaboration with BAM Nuttall to ensure that lane closures did not occur during peak times and to keep weekend closures to a minimum.

Scope of Works

  • Planing off existing surface course from carriageway
  • Relay surface course to carriageway
  • Testing of material
  • Road Markings

 

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