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 […]