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Our history

From humble beginnings to landmark projects across the globe.

Lendlease was born out of a vision to create a company that could successfully combine the disciplines of construction, development, and investment.
 
Dick Dusseldorp's vision started in 1957 with 35 tradesmen and £10,000. That same vision has kept our company moving forward for over 60 years and helped us achieve a $112 billion development pipeline.  

"To leave our mark on the cities of this country, that is our purpose”

- Dick Dusseldorp, Founder of Lendlease, 1959

Our history highlights

Lendlease Corporate Limited formed in Australia

1958

C.H.Locke was Chairmain and Dick Dusseldorp was Managing Director

1958

Lendlease acquired L.E.Bowman and Company Pty Ltd, Sydney timber merchants

1960

Lendlease acquired the construction arm of its business, Civil and Civic

1961 

Lendlease was listed on the ASX for the first time

1962 

Australian Employees were introduced to Superannuation almost 20 years before it became industry practice

1963 

Operations expanded to USA

1971

Operations expanded to Singapore

1973

Lendlease Foundation forms

1983

Operations expanded to the United Kingdom

1991

Lendlease delivers first US LEED-BD+C Core and Shell Gold building in 2005

2005 

Lendlease Digital, our new digital technology business, launches

2020