Reidsteel News2017-01-06T14:31:40+00:00

National awards nomination for REIDsteel

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd’s entry for the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s prestigious Structural Steel Design Awards has won through to the final shortlist.

Its development of the UK’s largest dual-cantilever hangar at London Biggin Hill Airport with Civils Contracting Limited was selected following judging earlier this month. The super-hangar will be occupied by aerospace giant Bombardier when completed.

REIDsteel provided the design, drawing, fabrication and installation of the complete steel frame, electrically operated hangar doors and underslung cranes as well as the floor decking, cladding and glazing elements. REIDsteel was one of just two shortlisted projects where the design and fabrication were from the same company.

The advanced maintenance, repair […]

By |June 23rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on National awards nomination for REIDsteel

Join us – great opportunities at REIDsteel

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd has three great opportunities for people to become part of its talented team.

We have new openings for a Site Manager, Estimator/Bid Manager and Purchasing Administrator.

Site Manager:  Based at REIDsteel’s office in Christchurch, Dorset, but also working away from home to manage any of the company’s UK construction sites. They will:

  • Actively promote a safety first approach to the erection of structures
  • Produce RAMS, erection sequences and crane lift plans
  • Manage site labour and plant
  • SMSTS, CSCS Managers’ card, AP, full UK driving licence required

Steel and cladding experience is required for this role.

Estimator/Bid Manager: Responsible for preparing sales estimates, proposals and bids for design & build and pre-design projects. They will:

  • Work collaboratively with the wider […]
By |June 16th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Join us – great opportunities at REIDsteel

Judging opens for Structural Steel Design Awards

Judging is underway for the prestigious Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA) – and it was the turn of our entry to go in the spotlight yesterday.
It was a pleasure to welcome one of the SSDA judges to view our dual cantilever ‘super-hangar’ built at London Biggin Hill Airport for occupation by aerospace giant Bombardier.
Our thanks go to Bombardier who hosted the visit.  John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd Pre-Construction Director Richard Hanson and Head of Technical John Harrison attended for the technical discussion and they were also accompanied by our Client team from London Biggin Hill Airport and main contractor Civils Contracting Limited in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of a One Team approach in constructing a […]

By |June 10th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Judging opens for Structural Steel Design Awards

BCSA spotlight shines on REIDsteel

BCSA video

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd has become the first company to feature in a new series of videos from the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA).

The ‘Meet the Member’ profile features Head of QHSE Joanne White and Head of Technical John Harrison who give insights into the company and some of its most outstanding recent projects, including a landmark hangar at Biggin Hill Airport.

They set out REIDsteel’s design, build, fabrication and installation expertise for the full building envelope, which significantly reduces risk and the likelihood of variations for clients.

Jo and John also explained how BCSA membership gives REIDsteel a framework to help manage its systems, ensuring client satisfaction, safe projects for the company’s staff, other trades and end users.

BCSA has […]

By |May 31st, 2022|News|Comments Off on BCSA spotlight shines on REIDsteel

Beacon to burn brightly in honour of Queen’s jubilee

REIDsteel marks Queen's Jubilee

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd is lighting up the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a giant beacon.

The company has designed, manufactured and erected the steel torch at Mudeford Quay in its hometown of Christchurch, Dorset.

John Reid & Sons – known as REIDsteel – has sponsored the beacon as its way of paying tribute to the Queen for her 70 years of service.

It will be among 1,500 beacons set ablaze on the evening of Thursday June 2 to form a chain of fire around the country as a symbol of gratitude and national unity.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “We have fostered strong links with our local community […]

By |May 24th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Beacon to burn brightly in honour of Queen’s jubilee

International airport takes shape with REIDsteel

 

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd has completed work on a multi-million-pound development to create an international aviation hub for west Africa.

REIDsteel provided design, steel fabrication and supervision services for the ‘ultra-modern’ terminal building at Kumasi International Airport in Kumasi, Ghana.

The 130-strong business manufactured the steel structure in Christchurch, Dorset, before shipping all the component parts more than 3,300 miles to Ghana.

It also provided the roofing system to comply with a specific noise and thermal reduction specification and the high-specification glazing, including ‘statement’ curtain-walling for the elevations of the building with solar controls to withstand extreme sunlight and temperatures.

Other elements included cladding, canopies, steel personnel doors and automated entrances.

The 12,500 sq m terminal – including passenger and VIP lounges, customs zone, departure gates, baggage […]

By |March 29th, 2022|News|Comments Off on International airport takes shape with REIDsteel
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