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Sydney Light Rail reaches contractual close
18 December 2014

John Laing, the leading international investor and manager of infrastructure projects, today announces that Australia’s Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has formally appointed ALTRAC Light Rail partners for the delivery and operation of Sydney’s new  Central Business District (CBD) and South East Light Rail, with the project contract now signed.

John Laing achieves FC on 14MW wind farm in Northamptonshire
16 December 2014

New Albion Wind Ltd, a special purpose vehicle wholly owned by John Laing has achieved financial close on the 14.35MW New Albion Wind Farm near Kettering in Northamptonshire.

Westadium breaks ground on new Perth Stadium
08 December 2014

Westadium, the consortium selected to design, build, finance and maintain the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct, is delighted to announce that construction has commenced on the project. The 60,000 seat capacity stadium will be one of the leading international sports and entertainment stadiums in Australia, and is scheduled to be completed in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season.

John Laing signs contract with Gamesa to deliver first G114-2.5 MW turbines in Sweden
12 November 2014

Leading infrastructure investor John Laing has signed an agreement with Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, for the installation of six G114-2.5 MW turbines (aggregate capacity of 15 MW) at the Rammeldalsberget wind farm in Västernorrland, central Sweden.

 

John Laing invests in East West Link Stage 1, Melbourne, Australia
03 October 2014

John Laing, the international infrastructure investor and asset manager, announces today that the State Government of Victoria and the East West Connect consortium has successfully achieved financial close on the East West Link Stage 1 project in Melbourne, Australia.

 

John Laing reaches financial close for USD$2.32bn I-4 Ultimate highway project in Florida
09 September 2014

John Laing, the international infrastructure investor and asset manager, today announces that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the I-4 Mobility Partners consortium – led by John Laing and Skanska – has achieved financial close to deliver the I-4 Ultimate Project in Florida, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) highway project with a capital expenditure value of USD $2.32bn.

John Laing acquires East Midlands wind farm from Infinergy
09 September 2014

Wind developer, Infinergy is pleased to announce the sale of New Albion Wind Farm to John Laing, the international infrastructure investor.

 

John Laing reaches financial close on new Perth Stadium
22 August 2014

John Laing, the international infrastructure investor, today announced that the Government of Western Australia and Westadium, a consortium led by John Laing and Brookfield Financial, have achieved financial close on the AUS$902 million new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct in Western Australia. The Stadium will be completed in time for the start of the 2018 Australian Football League season. 

John Laing announces plans to invest in new biomass CHP plant in Scotland
18 August 2014

John Laing and the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) have today announced plans to invest in a new £74m green energy facility in Speyside, Scotland developed by Estover Energy Ltd (Estover). The project will power more than 20,000 homes and provide heat for one of the world’s most iconic whisky distilleries.

Westadium design for new Perth Stadium revealed
17 July 2014
Representatives of Westadium, a consortium led by Brookfield Financial and John Laing, joined West Australian (WA) Premier Colin Barnett and Minister for Sport and Recreation, Terry Waldron at the new Perth Stadium site, Burswood today to unveil the winning Stadium and Sports Precinct design.
 
 
 
Wear Point Wind Farm becomes operational
07 July 2014

After a phase of finalising grid connection arrangements and turbine commissioning, Wear Point Wind Farm, which is located along the Milford Haven Waterway, has reached the operational stage. All four turbines are in full operation and have an expected lifespan of 25 years.  

John Laing celebrates Gold Rospa Award win for sixth consecutive year
17 June 2014

 John Laing is celebrating being recognised for a Gold award by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Planning permission achieved on The Forum development on Cambridge Biomedical Campus
30 April 2014

Forum Cambridge LLP, a joint venture between Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) and John Laing, is pleased to announce that Cambridge City Council resolved on 30 April to grant planning permission to develop The Forum Cambridge, a 360,000sq ft facility on the Addenbrooke’s site, at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC).

John Laing strengthens team and opens New York City office as it expands in the US market
28 April 2014

John Laing, the international infrastructure investor and asset manager, is pleased to announce that the company is strengthening its team in the US, whilst opening an office in New York City.

CCURV achieves planning permission for Taberner House redevelopment, Croydon
25 April 2014

The Croydon Council Urban Regeneration Vehicle (CCURV), a partnership between Croydon Council and John Laing, is pleased to announce that Croydon Council’s Strategic Planning Committee resolved on 24 April to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of Taberner House, which will replace the existing 1960's office block with approximately 420 new homes in Croydon town centre.

I4 Mobility Partners chosen for I4 Ultimate Project in Florida
24 April 2014

John Laing, the international infrastructure investor and asset manager, today announced that the Florida Department of Transportation has selected the “I4 Mobility Partners” consortium – led by John Laing and Skanska Infrastructure Development – to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the I4 Ultimate project in Florida. The consortium will now be able to start the process of achieving financial close for the project.

John Laing announced preferred bidder for new Perth Stadium, Australia
17 April 2014

The contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct has reached another important milestone with the naming of WESTADIUM, a consortium led by Brookfield Financial and John Laing, as the Preferred Respondent. Brookfield Multiplex will be builder and Brookfield Johnson Controls will be facilities manager for the project.

 

John Laing announces financial close for Intercity Express Programme
16 April 2014

John Laing, the leading international infrastructure investor and asset manager, today announced that the Department for Transport (DfT) and Agility Trains East (with its shareholders Hitachi Rail Europe and John Laing Investments) have achieved financial close on the East Coast Main Line fleet of trains for the DfT’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP). All the financing is now in place to successfully deliver the IEP.

 

John Laing achieves financial close for onshore wind project in South Lanarkshire
10 April 2014

John Laing, the leading international infrastructure investor and asset manager, has achieved financial close for the Dungavel onshore wind farm in South Lanarkshire, South West Scotland. John Laing is the sole investor in the facility, which was acquired by the company from E.ON in October 2013.

 

CCURV achieves planning permission for food store in Coulsdon
08 April 2014

The Croydon Council Urban Regeneration Vehicle (CCURV), a partnership between Croydon Council and John Laing, is delighted to announce that Croydon Council’s Strategic Planning Committee resolved on 3 April 2014 to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of Lion Green Road Car Park in Coulsdon town centre. The application will now be considered by the London Mayor because it is a strategic application.

John Laing plc announces another year of strong results and growth
02 April 2014

John Laing, the leading international infrastructure investor and asset manager, announces audited results for the year ended 31 December 2013.

John Laing ranked 3 stars in BITC's 2014 Corporate Responsibility Index
01 April 2014

John Laing has today been recognised in Business in the Community’s annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index).

John Laing plc announces successful JLEN initial public offering
31 March 2014

John Laing is delighted to note that John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited (JLEN) has successfully closed its initial public offering of ordinary shares. JLEN’s diversified portfolio of operational environmental infrastructure projects, including six assets being sold to JLEN by John Laing, has clearly proven attractive to investors.

Alder Hey in the Park hospital project picks up two prestigious industry awards
25 March 2014

The new Alder Hey in the Park Hospital, which is being developed as part of the Alder Hey (Special Purpose Vehicle) Ltd consortium comprising of John Laing, Laing O’Rourke and Interserve, has won two industry awards which recognise projects that have made a significant impact on the financing of global infrastructure.

 

JL to sell seven environmental infrastructure assets to the newly launched JLEN
10 February 2014

John Laing, the leading international infrastructure investor and asset manager, is pleased to announce its intention to sell seven operational and yielding environmental infrastructure assets to the newly launched fund, John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited (JLEN). The divestment will be concluded upon the successful completion of JLEN’s initial public offering, announced separately today.

 

John Laing achieves FC on the New Generation Rollingstock project in Queensland, Australia
29 January 2014

John Laing, the specialist investor and manager of infrastructure assets, has achieved financial close, as part of a consortium led by Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, on the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) project in Queensland, Australia. The appointment which was made by the Queensland Government further enhances John Laing’s strategy of growing its portfolio of investments in the Asia Pacific market.

Olivier Brousse appointed Chief Executive of John Laing
15 January 2014

John Laing, the leading international infrastructure investor and asset manager, is pleased to announce the appointment of Olivier Brousse as Chief Executive. Olivier will succeed Adrian Ewer who told the Board last year of his intention to retire.