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6 10, 2021

REIDsteel flying high with MJS Projects at Norwich Airport

2021-10-06T15:03:41+01:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

MRO hangar at Norwich Airport

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has been hailed for its work during the pandemic on a major development at Norwich Airport with MJS Projects (March) Ltd.

The Christchurch-based company provided structural steel design, fabrication and erection services for a £7m hangar at the airport.

It involved the construction of a 54,000 sq ft building – large enough for two A320 aircraft – with 15,500 sq ft of workshop space for Norwich Airport Ltd.

REIDsteel brought its value engineering expertise to rationalise the scheme’s structural steel design which led to savings in both time and money.

It represented repeat business for REIDsteel at Norwich Airport as the latest in a long line of projects stretching back more than 30 years.

Main contractor MJS Projects – based in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire – was instructed by airport owner Norwich Airport Ltd, which is part of the Rigby Group plc.

MJS Projects Director David Henry said:

“When we were tendering for our recent Norwich Airport project we were introduced to Reid Steel as a specialist in this field.

“The Reid steel pre-construction team were very attentive and […]

25 08, 2021

High-calibre appointment for REIDsteel board

2021-08-25T13:03:18+01:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) Contracts Director Dario Di-Felice

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has strengthened its board with a new director as it follows ambitious growth plans.

The £30m turnover business has promoted Dario Di-Felice from Head of Contracts to Contracts Director as the 130-strong company builds for the future.

Christchurch-based REIDsteel provides ‘pre-construction to completion’ services for all kinds of steel structures from design, fabrication and supply to erection – including cladding, glazing and doors where required.

Managing Director Simon Boyd said: “Dario is a superb professional who brings immense experience to the board.

“He has played a critical role in helping REIDsteel successfully negotiate the challenges brought about by the pandemic and will be indispensable as the business follows ambitious growth plans in the future.

“We’re a progressive company with a strong, dynamic and diverse board. I’m sure the rest of our directors will join me in congratulating Dario and welcoming him in his new position.”

Dario, a Chartered Construction Manager, has over 38 years of industry experience across multiple sectors – including roles at Vinci Construction, Morgan Sindall, Ballast Nedam and his own company Building […]

5 07, 2021

REIDsteel unveils major new redevelopment plans

2021-07-05T10:36:48+01:00July 5th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

NEW ERA: An artist’s impression of how REIDsteel redevelopment may look – for illustrative purposes

Global structural steel firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has today announced major new redevelopment plans in Dorset.

The £30m turnover company aims to build a modern, cutting-edge manufacturing facility along with new offices in Christchurch.

Including landscaping and environmental improvements, the scheme is proposed for REIDsteel’s home of more than 50 years in Reid Street and an adjacent site formerly occupied by Peeks Party Store and Monkey Madness soft play centre.

REIDsteel, which employs more than 130 people, has launched a consultation programme today to seek the views of the community and other stakeholders before submitting a planning application.

Simon Boyd, managing director of REIDsteel, said: “As a local business of many years’ standing, our heart is in Christchurch.

“Our exciting proposals represent a multi-million-pound investment in the town and the local economy while safeguarding the future of our business for many years to come.”

Simon added: “We are keen to hear views about our scheme, with more details available on a dedicated website.

“They matter to us and will inform our plans moving forward.”

REIDsteel […]

7 05, 2021

REIDsteel spans Atlantic for Belize government offices

2021-05-07T12:25:11+01:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

REIDsteel has designed, made and supplied structural steel, cladding and glazing for for the government of Belize for the new Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Belmopan, Belize, Central America

A landmark government building designed and made in Dorset has opened in Belmopan, the capital of Belize in Central America.

Structural steel firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) manufactured steel sections in Christchurch before shipping them 5,000 miles to Belmopan.

They were used to construct the Government of Belize’s new headquarters for its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration.

REIDsteel – which has exported to more than 140 countries to date – also provided glazing and cladding with innovative panels to give the building a modern and stylish look.

Business development manager Pepe Oliva said: “The new headquarters is a very smart building which creates an excellent first impression.

“We used perforated aluminium panelling in a variety of shapes and sizes on its façade to create a contemporary yet corporate look worthy of its status as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ new headquarters.

“It was a pleasure to work […]

23 03, 2021

Lockdown – one year on…

2021-03-23T09:09:52+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|

It was exactly one year ago today – on March 23, 2020 – when the UK went into lockdown.

What a year it has been – who could have predicted what the next 12 months would hold?

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) was one of the first firms to temporarily shut down its manufacturing and construction site operations – and led the way in re-opening five weeks later when we welcomed staff back into our workshops with social distancing and resumed operations on construction sites.

One year on, we’ve returned to – and exceeded – pre-Covid levels of productivity and are firing on all cylinders, albeit with some differences.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our people, suppliers and contractors remains our first priority.

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12 03, 2021

On crest of wave with Solent 250

2021-03-12T15:14:11+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Solent 250 success

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has been recognised as one of the top businesses in the Solent in new ratings out today.

The firm features in the 2021 Solent 250 listing of private, independent businesses with the highest turnover in the region.

The Business Magazine has published the rankings with HSBC, Irwin Mitchell, RSM and CMA Recruitment Group.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “The Solent 250 includes some of the region’s most successful and high-profile businesses.

“It is testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone at the company that REIDsteel is included among their number.

“Although we have experienced significant growth over recent years, we are not content to rest on our laurels and have ambitious plans for the future. I hope this will enable us to help make the region an even greater powerhouse than it already is.”

REIDsteel was ranked 232nd in the listings with sales of £20.4m for the year ending March […]

27 01, 2021

Driving force at Jaguar Land Rover

2021-01-27T16:45:29+00:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: News|

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has provided an in-house value engineered and designed full structural steel frame and envelope – including design, fabrication and erection provision – for a prestigious Jaguar Land Rover dealership at Cribb’s Causeway in Bristol.

REIDsteel was engaged by Midas Construction for the development for the Sytner Group’s Guy Salmon dealership.

The overall contract included the main showroom, incorporating a customer drive though service centre, state-of-the-art 29-bay workshop and full complement of ancillary and servicing areas.

REIDsteel provided the steel frame, rainscreen façade and composite wall cladding, architectural mesh facades for the car park area; roof decking comprising car parking which was arranged with parking over two floors with associated access ramps for the rooftop car park of 236 spaces, including crash barriers, mezzanine floors using metal decking and stair cores. Steel sections totalling circa 700 tonnes were used for the Jaguar Land Rover dealership.

Additionally, REIDsteel provided a matching independent wet valet facility to match the main structure.

Extending over 3.7 acres, the £12.3m dealership complex includes display space for […]

4 01, 2021

New business park built by REIDsteel opens for business

2021-01-04T14:02:00+00:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorised|

PARK LIFE: Penton Motor Group Financial Director Jan Dibden, centre, with REIDsteel Operations Director Donna Campo, left, and REIDsteel Business Relationship Director Sean Burchell, right. REIDsteel project team are stood behind at the new Penton Business Park in Christchurch. PARK LIFE: Penton Motor Group Financial Director Jan Dibden centre with REIDsteel Operations Director Donna Campo, left, and REIDsteel Business Relationship Director Sean Burchell, right, with REIDsteel project team behind at the new Penton Business Park in Christchurch

A new business park has thrown open its gates in Christchurch in a boost for the local economy.

Construction work has been completed at The Penton Business Park in Stony Lane in a £2.5m regeneration of a formerly disused site.

The Penton Motor Group has invested in the commercial property development to create a trading hub for firms, with up to 30 jobs being created.

Fellow Christchurch firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has been engaged to provide and install the full frame and envelope and has designed and manufactured the steel frames, with installation of the metal decking, cladding, roof sheeting, glazing and doors for the retail park.

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