Innovation, flexibility and reliability are the cornerstones on which John Laing is founded.
John Laing plc is a specialist investor in, and manager of, infrastructure assets in the UK and internationally, principally for the public sector. By combining its skill in the management of development risk, project financing, asset management and operations with those of its chosen partners and the project supply chain, it has built an enviable reputation as a market leader in privately financed infrastructure.
Our reputation is the product of our success in managing 79 privately-financed infrastructure schemes for the public sector, ranging from the Intercity Express Programme, the Second Severn Crossing between England and Wales to the Greater Manchester Waste Management PFI. John Laing’s key target sectors include accommodation, health, transport, waste and renewable energy, focusing on markets in the UK, Continental Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region.
The company has not been involved in building and construction itself since the sales of its construction division in 2001, and of both its property developments division and its house building arm in 2002.
Government departments, local authorities and other public bodies such as hospital trusts come to us for our project development experience, operating skills, creativity and ability to finance their scheme through the most appropriately structured investment package.
Our commitment is long-term and we put a great deal of effort into forging lasting partnerships with our clients. We work hard to achieve a thorough understanding of their objectives from the outset through consultation, in order to develop deliverable and affordable solutions that best meet their needs and those of their end-users.
Our priority is to deliver the facilities and services best tailored to our clients' needs, but we are also careful to ensure that both they and the ultimate end-users - whether they are nurses or patients, motorists, commuters or social housing residents - are brought fully into the process. This also includes third parties such as local communities whom we endeavour to treat with consideration by, for instance, keeping disruption from construction activities to a minimum.
Social responsibility is part of our heritage. As a significant employer in the built environment for many years, we have consistently acknowledged our obligations to our workforce, and the communities and the environment in which we operate, setting high standards in our contribution to sustainability and social welfare.
Our ultimate commitment to our clients is the financial investment that we are prepared to make in every project we undertake. With our money and our reputation at stake, we have a commercial interest in dealing with issues promptly, learning and applying lessons and going the extra mile to solve a client's problem. As the eventual long-term operator of a completed facility, we are determined that it is handed over in the best possible order.