About our business

Our parent company Laing O’Rourke is fast becoming the recognised leader for sustainability, innovation and excellence in construction.

Similarly, Select Plant Hire has a powerful focus on the people we work with and on the quality and sustainability of the work done by our organisation and by its clients.

Select was originally formed as an internal plant supply company for the R.O'Rourke and Sons business in the UK.

The company's original, primary driver was to guarantee the provision of the highest quality plant and associated services to O'Rourke construction projects.

As Laing O'Rourke grew into one of the world's largest, privately-owned construction companies, Select Plant Hire mirrored the growth of the parent company, servicing a larger portfolio of projects, both in numbers and complexity.

We strive to attract and develop the sector’s best people who then go on to deliver engineering innovation, project leadership and certainty for our clients.

Doing the right thing: Our Global Code of Conduct

Our reputation for acting safely and responsibly is critical to running a successful and growing business that generates value for all our stakeholders. Our 2025 mission to become the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry requires that we maintain and continue to build our reputation. At Laing O’Rourke we undertake to do business the right way, not business at any price.

This means that everyone directly employed by us is expected to follow the Global Code of Conduct and we require anyone acting or working on our behalf, such as consultants, partners, affiliates, sub-contractors and suppliers, to follow and uphold the intent of the standards set out in the Code.

The Code outlines our commitment to upholding the human rights of all those who work with us.