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30 05, 2018

Vote for REIDsteel in Galvanizers Association awards

2018-05-30T15:19:44+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We’re in the finals of the Galvanizing Awards for the flagship Civic Center in Belize, Central America.

We’re thrilled to be nominated for the Construction Industry Choice Award in the Galvanizers Association (GA) organised contest.

The shortlisted projects are open to a popular vote, so we need YOUR support to help us win recognition for our role in this multi-million dollar project.

Please visit the GA website and click HERE to vote for us.  It would be a tremendous accolade to win for all of our hardworking and valued staff as well as for quality manufacturing in Dorset and the UK.

Very many thanks for your support if you are able to help.

We performed all of the structural design, detailing and fabrication on the centre, including the cladding and glazing  for the complex – one of the largest construction projects in the country’s history.

The prefabricated steel sections were manufactured at our factory in Christchurch, Dorset, before being shipped 5,000 miles away to Belize City.

Costing $32.9m Belize Dollars (£12.7m), the centre is resistant to earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.

It includes an […]

11 05, 2018

Match sets balls rolling at Belize Civic Center

2018-05-11T17:30:12+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

match, REIDsteel, steel, steel construction, structural steel, Belize, Belize Civic Center, sports stadiums, arena, cladding, glazing, designBasketball players hit the court in the first competitive match to be played as part of a grand opening at the Belize Civic Center.

The Smart Belize Hurricanes and the Belize City Defenders played in front of a packed crowd at the $33.9m (Belize Dollars) flagship complex in Belize City.

Douglas Walker, of Belize-based Professional Engineering Services, captured some of the action from one of the grandstands at the center and kindly sent the pictures to us. The Hurricanes triumphed 80-60 over the Defenders in an exciting game to open the arena in style.

REIDsteel performed the structural design, detailing and fabrication, including the cladding and glazing, for the landmark project.

The center’s air-conditioned arena has a seating capacity of 4,500 for sports and entertainment.

It includes international standard basketball and volleyball courts, practice courts, offices, media boxes, changing rooms, parking and even a deck area for boats to dock.

Other events lined up in May are an evening of professional boxing and a Teachers’ Day celebration and […]

5 02, 2018

Pedal to the metal with REIDsteel at Thruxton

2018-02-05T18:34:33+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Work is revving up for the completion of a flagship hospitality centre at the iconic Thruxton Motorsports Centre with specialist support from John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel).

The state-of-the-art complex in Hampshire will include a restaurant, bar, exhibition gallery, function rooms, hospitality suites, catering facilities, viewing terraces and a balcony.

We’ve designed, manufactured and supplied all of the steelwork, cladding and glazing for the modern, two-storey building alongside local contractor Mata Construction.

Project architect is the Chapman Partnership, which specialises in the motorsport and automotive, leisure and entertainment industries.

The £1.5m centre’s innovative design includes a grand atrium and entrance lobby to reflect the dynamism of motorsport and Thruxton’s rich heritage.

REIDsteel Project Engineer Toby Hill-Cousins, said: “Thruxton wanted an innovative and modern hospitality centre to reflect its status as one of the most iconic motorsport and leisure venues in the UK.

“We have designed, manufactured and supplied stadia for a wide range of clients over many years, including Premier League football clubs, and are delighted to help deliver this landmark project which will support the venue’s growth for years to come.”

Thruxton, which is near Andover, […]

25 01, 2018

REIDsteel plays key role in $32.9m civic centre construction

2018-01-25T15:09:12+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A multi-million dollar civic centre constructed from prefabricated steel sections manufactured 5,000 miles away at REIDsteel is set to open in the heart of Belize City.

REIDsteel has performed the structural design, detailing and fabrication, including the cladding and glazing for the landmark project in the Central American country.

The Belize Civic Center, costing $32.9m Belize Dollars (£12.7m), is due to be officially opened early this year.

It includes an air-conditioned arena with a seating capacity of 4,500 for sports and entertainment. The complex includes international standard basketball and volleyball courts, practice courts, offices, media boxes, changing rooms, parking and a deck area for boats to dock.

REIDsteel project engineer Pepe Oliva said: “There has been tremendous interest in Belize about the new national civic centre.

“It is possibly the largest public construction project in the country’s history. Although we have designed, made and supplied many buildings in this part of the world, it is still incredibly rewarding to deliver a project of this magnitude on time and on budget to the client’s satisfaction.”

He added: “Like most of our buildings in Central America and the Caribbean, […]

1 12, 2017

REIDsteel rebuilds hurricane-hit Caribbean

2017-12-01T10:01:36+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’re aiming to play a major role in the reconstruction of hurricane hit communities in the Caribbean with our disaster-resistant buildings.

We have designed, manufactured and supplied hundreds of buildings in the Caribbean and Central America over the past century, including churches, granaries, schools, industrial units, aircraft hangars and bridges.

Our Sales Manager Mike Chappell has recently returned from a fact-finding trip to the British Virgin Islands and Antigua where he saw the devastation first hand. Mike met business and community leaders as well as government ministers.

His visit came after virtually all of REIDsteel’s structures – including warehouses, supermarkets and banks – survived hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit at speeds of more than 200 mph. Only one of our many buildings had suffered minor structural damage as a consequence of the hurricanes.

We’ve has been called in because of our expertise and strong relationships built with communities and businesses over many years.

One of the first projects will be to rebuild a school funded by a wealthy local benefactor in Tortola, which is the largest […]

25 09, 2017

Flying high at MRO Europe

2017-09-25T14:54:48+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We’re exhibiting at one of the aviation industry’s premier trade shows in early October, MRO Europe .

The event is being held at the ExCel centre in London for the aerospace maintenance industry.

We have nearly a century of experience designing and building  aircraft hangars and their doors – right back to our first constructions for the famous pilot Louis Bleriot in the 1920s.

French aviator Bleriot was the first person to fly across the Channel and pioneered early aircraft construction.

Today we retain our position at the forefront of the airfield industry with hangars of all sizes for aircraft ranging from the Airbus A380 to private jets.

Our project engineer Toby Hill-Cousins said: “Although we design and build many different types of steel structures these days, aviation is in our DNA since our very first hangars for Louis Bleriot.

“We have led the way with new technologies and practices, including our own patented methods, as the aviation industry has evolved over the years.

“Aircraft are getting larger and have increasingly complex maintenance needs, while many hangars these days incorporate doors, cranes, offices and […]

19 09, 2017

Brexit is the answer on Any Questions

2017-09-19T21:21:14+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

BREXIT: REIDsteel Managing Director Simon Boyd appeared on Any Questions. He is pictured back left with Jonathan Dimbleby centre and Conservative party chairman Sir Patrick Sir Patrick McLoughlin back right. Front left is Labour MP Caroline Flint and front right is Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable

OUR Managing Director Simon Boyd urged politicians to present a united front for Brexit negotiations when he appeared on the BBC’s flagship Any Questions programme.

He warned that some politicians were damaging the position of the UK’s negotiators by playing party politics and that some (past and present) were deliberately trying to undermine the process with the aim of keeping us in the EU.

Mr Boyd, who is managing director of Christchurch-based REIDsteel, appeared on the Radio 4 programme in Dorchester with Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, Labour MP Caroline Flint and Conservative Party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin.

He sparked a lively debate when he insisted that Brexit could not come quickly enough and that the UK must be prepared to walk away without a deal.

Simon, speaking after the broadcast, said: […]

7 09, 2017

REIDsteel becomes new Export Champion

2017-09-07T14:46:09+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

CHAMPIONS: REIDsteel Sales Manager Mike Chappell with Commonwealth Export Champions certificate

We’ve become the first steel construction company in the UK to win Commonwealth Export Champion status.

We’re one of just 100 businesses nationwide to receive the prestigious accolade in the CommonwealthFirst initiative by the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council.

The council, which is the business arm of the Commonwealth, recognised us for our excellence, ambition and innovation.

It means we will be held up us a role model to encourage businesses to think internationally and act as an ambassador to bang the drum for UK exporters.

We’ll also receive high-level support to break into new markets amongst the 52 English-speaking countries in the Commonwealth, which has a combined population of 2.2 billion people and GDP of £7.4trillion ($9.6 trillion).

We’ve already exported to more than 140 countries over nearly 100 years and look forward to developing our international trade through this new accreditation.

Our Sales Manager Mike Chappell represented the company when received a certificate at a Commonwealth export conference at Westminster in London.

Mike said: “The Commonwealth is a fast growing market place with one third of […]

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