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 […]