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25 06, 2020

Hangar vision becomes reality with VR

2020-06-25T10:12:51+01:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) used cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology to help win a major new contract with Southeast Asia’s largest airline.

We are designing and manufacturing the 175,000 square feet (16,335 sq m) hangar for Lion Air at Batam Airport, a short ferry ride from Singapore.

Our team used VR headsets to impress senior airline executives with a virtual 3D tour of the proposed development as part of their presentation to win the multi-million pound project.

Now we are setting our sights on delivering the first steelwork later this year and will supervise construction of the hangar – for maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft.

Bid Manager, Benjamin Riviere said: “This is our first development for Lion Air and our first at Batam Airport.

“The VR presentation was key because we were able to transform their brief into a virtual world with the hangar taking shape before their eyes on VR headsets.

“We were able to give them an exciting opportunity to see how the hangar would realistically look and work at a very early stage.

“Our ability to create these cutting-edge VR presentations for an immersive […]

9 06, 2020

Lift off for new Biggin Hill service centre

2020-06-12T09:10:33+01:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Structural steel firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) and design and build specialists Civils Contracting Ltd (Civils) have started work on another major new business aircraft service centre at London Biggin Hill Airport.

The REIDsteel and Civils partnership has been successfully delivering aircraft hangars for over 20 years.

The state-of-the-art development for Bombardier Aviation will comprise a hangar of nearly 250,000 sq ft, including workshops and office space, plus 650,000 sq ft of apron area, car park and external works.

The service centre will be capable of housing up to 14 Global 7500s at any one time, and provides a significant expansion of Bombardier’s service facilities at London Biggin Hill Airport.

REIDsteel is providing design, drawing, fabrication and construction services for all steelwork, wall cladding, roof cladding, glazing and hangar doors – for main contractor Civils Contracting Ltd.

Civils has already started the site works with extensive clearance, reduced dig and ground engineering works.

The first steel reinforced cages are now being installed […]

1 06, 2020

Jet set hangar takes shape in Portugal

2020-06-01T14:22:31+01:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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The stunning Mesa Hangar at Beja Airport in Portugal is taking shape, thanks to John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel).

This impressive complex extends over 9,500 sq m, including the hangar, workshops and a technical centre for larger aircraft.

It will be used by Hi Fly for maintenance of its Airbus fleet. Mesa will also provide maintenance service contracts for other airlines operating Airbus models, including the mighty A380.

We provided design and drawing services as well as the manufacture and supply of steel for the development in Portugal – including specialist doors and cladding.

It is always incredibly rewarding to see projects such as the Mesa Hangar in Portugal nearing completion, and we’re proud to have played our part in such an impressive development.

Although we are renowned for our hangars, we also provide design, drawing, fabrication and construction for a whole range of different buildings – including bridges, warehouses, automotive centres, stadia and […]

15 05, 2020

REIDsteel builds for future with new directors

2020-05-15T10:53:55+01:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Global structural steel firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has strengthened its top team with two new directors.

The Christchurch-based business has promoted Donna Campo to operations director and appointed Simon Morgan as financial director (pictured before social distancing was introduced).

Both will sit on REIDsteel’s board as the company looks to the future despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Managing director Simon Boyd said: “Donna and Simon are high calibre individuals who will help take REIDsteel to the next level.

“Donna has excelled in every role she has taken since starting at REIDsteel, while Simon joins the team with a highly impressive background in strategic finance.

“Congratulations to both on their new positions. They will play a major role in the successful growth of the company over the coming years as we look to the future despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.”

Donna joined REIDsteel as Simon Boyd’s PA in 2012, rising to contracts office manager and then operations manager.

She said: “REIDsteel is a forward looking company which encourages professional development and rewards success.

“I’ve enjoyed developing my career with the company and very much look forward to continuing in my new […]

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 […]

24 03, 2020

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) statement about coronavirus

2020-03-24T12:30:51+00:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Structural steel company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has today announced that it is temporarily suspending all operations with immediate effect.

The company is closing its manufacturing facility in Christchurch, Dorset, and all of its construction sites until further notice.

The decision comes in response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic. The company has also called for the Government to go even further in its national lockdown.

Managing director Simon Boyd said: “The welfare of our team, customers and suppliers is always our utmost priority.

“I cannot in all conscience sit working from home while sending people out to our manufacturing facility and to our construction sites. They should be at home with their families.

“This has not been an easy decision to make but these are unprecedented times. As a company we will do everything we can in our power to support our workforce, customers and suppliers through this difficult period.

“Over the last 100 years, the company has faced many difficult periods, including the Second World War, several recessions and the 2008 financial crisis and has always emerged stronger.

“Together we will get through this.”

Simon added: “I appreciate that the Government has many difficult choices to make.  However it does […]

30 12, 2019

Happy new year from all at REIDsteel

2019-12-30T12:11:41+00:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Happy new year from all at REIDsteel!

We’ve had a fantastic 2019 as we celebrated our centenary in style. Our thanks to everyone who has played a part in a superb year, including our valued customers, employees, suppliers, sub-contractors, business partners and associates.

Now we’re looking forward to an exiting 2020 as we enter a new decade – and a new century for REIDsteel.

Roll on 2020!