Landmark agreement in REIDsteel redevelopment plans
British manufacturer John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Limited is today celebrating a major milestone in redevelopment plans for its site in Dorset.
The company – known as REIDsteel – has acquired a 2.2-acre plot immediately next to its existing headquarters in Christchurch.
Purchase of site, which was formerly occupied by Peeks Party Store and Monkey Madness soft play centre, will allow REIDsteel to move forward with plans to invest in a state-of-the-art manufacturing complex, new offices and staff facilities.
The redevelopment over a total of 6.4 acres will allow REIDsteel to considerably enhance its productivity and capabilities in the design, engineering, manufacture and supply of steel structures across the UK, Europe and the world.
It will provide a major boost for the local economy and supply chain as well as UK plc.
REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd signed the deal with Nick Peek in Christchurch.
Simon said: “This is a major milestone in our redevelopment plans for the company.
“It is great news and represents major investment in our business, the local economy, the Christchurch community, and the county of Dorset.
“It will regenerate a vacant brownfield site in a key location […]
Simon was voted back onto the board at the chamber’s annual meeting, along with fellow directors and president Caron Khan, vice-president Tony Brown and new honorary treasurer Lesley Fox.
Simon first joined the board in March 2019 and acts on a voluntary basis as a non-exec director alongside his role as REIDsteel managing director and his many other commitments, including his membership of the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) manufacturing council.
REIDsteel is also a Platinum Business Partner of the chamber, which is Dorset’s leading business support organisation and the county’s voice of business. The company has also been a sponsor of the chamber-organised Dorset Business Awards.
REIDsteel has the community at its heart and is proud to support its local chamber and help it drive forward the economy.