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10 06, 2022

Judging opens for Structural Steel Design Awards

2022-06-10T17:37:24+01:00June 10th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

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 project of this scale and complexity.
They gave a presentation and led a tour of the landmark development, which features two 160m clear span entrances and underslung cranes for servicing aircraft along with separate offices and a VIP lounge.
It was a tremendous team effort by all at REIDsteel to put the entry together.
We hope to make the 2022 Structural Steel Design […]

29 09, 2020

Bombardier hangar takes shape as roof goes up

2020-09-29T13:52:45+01:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The core structural steelwork for Bombardier Aviation’s new 250,000 sq. ft hangar at London Biggin Hill Airport is complete, with construction of the cantilever roof beginning in earnest.

Dorset-based structural steel firm John Reid &Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) and design and build specialist Civils Contracting Ltd (Civils) are building the Bombardier service centre together, with products sourced from British Steel.

On completion, it will be the largest cantilever roofed hangar to be built in the UK for more than 50 years.

The complex cantilever design allows the roofs to safely span the hangar without support from any internal columns, creating a vast floor space capable of housing up to 14 Global 7500s jets at any one time.

John Harrison, senior technical manager at REIDsteel, said: “REIDsteel has strong history at London Biggin Hill, with more than half of the hangars currently standing built by the company.

“This is the most technically challenging yet. With a 165m long central core supporting two 45m cantilever roofs, it is the UK’s second largest after a 46.5m cantilever hangar built at RAF Brize Norton in […]

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 […]

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