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5 05, 2020

Development boost for Christchurch site

2020-05-05T12:02:59+01:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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A disused site on Stony Lane in Christchurch is set to have fresh life breathed into it with a new commercial property development with support from John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel).

Penton Motor Group is building four units on the former Boyland Joinery site to create a trading hub for businesses. The hub is to be known as Penton Business Park.

Over the past eight years Penton Motor Group has built four new showrooms for its franchised motor business and renovated a further three separate investment buildings.

This is a new direction for the long established Wilson family business, which has locations in Christchurch, Poole, Andover and Salisbury, to develop a ground-up commercial investment property other than for its own use.

Fellow Christchurch firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has designed and manufactured the steel frames, decking, cladding, glazing and doors for the project.

An estimated, circa 30 new jobs could be created in a boost for the local economy providing a total of 1,885 sq metres / 20,300 sq ft for trade counter, light industrial, storage and […]

28 04, 2020

REIDsteel resumes manufacturing in limited return to work

2020-04-28T09:24:36+01:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Structural steel company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has welcomed workers back to its manufacturing facility in Christchurch.

The company was one of the first to shut down its manufacturing and construction site operations following the Government’s implementation of the coronavirus lockdown in March.

After an extensive review of its steel handling and manufacturing procedures, it has resumed production with strict operating protocols and safety measures in place.

With the re-start of factory operations after a five-week suspension, the company is in the vanguard of businesses nationwide throwing open their gates to support employees and the UK economy.

Managing director Simon Boyd said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our people, suppliers and contractors remains our first priority.

“We took the immediate decision to send all employees home on March 24 when the lockdown was first announced to stop any potential spread of the virus and allow us to assess ways to resume operations.

“Since then we have been working on plans to re-open the factory/works and our construction sites to allow those who cannot work from home back to work while still respecting the hygiene and social distancing guidelines.

“Following careful consideration […]

20 04, 2020

Steel reinforcement for chamber

2020-04-20T10:02:51+01:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Dorset Chamber has strengthened the ranks of its platinum business partners with leading structural steel firm John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel).

REIDsteel has joined the fold as the 130-strong firm steps up its support of the chamber.

The chamber’s business partner programme is for members which wish to make a greater contribution to the organisation and the business community.

REIDsteel designs, manufactures and builds all kinds of steel buildings across UK, Europe and the world – from bridges and large commercial buildings to hospitals and churches – including their glazing, cladding and doors.

Ian Girling, chief executive of the Dorset Chamber, said: “REIDsteel has been one of our strongest supporters of recent years.

“We’re delighted to welcome them as our manufacturing business partner and look forward to working more closely with them in the times ahead.

“The Chamber is a broad church with different types of businesses within its membership, including the county’s many highly successful manufacturing and engineering firms.”

REIDsteel has sponsored the […]

13 01, 2020

Green light for new homes in Christchurch  

2020-01-13T08:37:28+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Ambitious plans for the future of John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) have received a major boost with the green light for development of its site in Christchurch.

The company obtained planning approval from BCP Council for up to 167 homes on its four-acre site off Fairmile Road in Christchurch.

It paves the way for our relocation to a state-of-the-art new facility proposed near Bournemouth Airport.

BCP Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead for the residential scheme, which will also include parking and access.

Now we will market the site for a developer to build the homes after it relocates.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “This was a fantastic decision and a great start to 2020 for us.

“It will unlock the other steps which we need to follow for our relocation to the new manufacturing facility near Bournemouth Airport.

“The new site is absolutely vital for the future of our company and will allow us to significantly increase […]

10 10, 2018

Hundreds view development proposals

2018-10-10T11:27:09+01:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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More than 200 people attended our public exhibition in Christchurch about our exciting new development plans.

We held the consultation event in the community room at Christchurch fire station to unveil our proposals to residents, businesses and local groups.

Our plan is to move to a new state-of-the-art facility after outgrowing our existing home of more than 50 years in Reid Street, Christchurch.

We’re proposing that up to 220 new homes be built on the site in Reid Street after we leave for the new headquarters elsewhere within the borough.

Visitors to the public exhibition had the chance to find out more, give their views and fill out feedback forms.

They included Christchurch MP Sir Christopher Chope and Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Ian Girling, who are pictured above with our managing director Simon Boyd (far left) and our planning consultant Ken Parke (far right).

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “It was a very busy event with lots of feedback from those who attended.

“The plans were well received by the majority of […]

24 09, 2018

REIDsteel unveils blueprint for growth

2018-10-01T11:42:49+01:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has launched new development plans. We’re aiming to move to a new state-of-the-art facility after outgrowing our existing home of more than 50 years in Christchurch.

The proposal is that up to 220 new homes be built on our site in Reid Street after we leave for our new headquarters elsewhere within the borough.

We have commenced consultation about our proposals for housing on the site in Reid Street and intend to lodge an outline planning application by the end of the year.

We’re holding a public exhibition for local residents, businesses and the community from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday 4th October in the community room at Christchurch fire station, Fairmile Road, Christchurch.

Simon Boyd, who is REIDsteel managing director, said: “These exciting development plans will allow our business to invest in the latest technology and increase productivity which will create more jobs and support the local economy while also providing much needed housing.

“It will also mean the removal of an industrial operation from a predominately residential area, and associated reductions in heavy traffic […]