25 08, 2021

High-calibre appointment for REIDsteel board

2021-08-25T13:03:18+01:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) Contracts Director Dario Di-Felice

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has strengthened its board with a new director as it follows ambitious growth plans.

The £30m turnover business has promoted Dario Di-Felice from Head of Contracts to Contracts Director as the 130-strong company builds for the future.

Christchurch-based REIDsteel provides ‘pre-construction to completion’ services for all kinds of steel structures from design, fabrication and supply to erection – including cladding, glazing and doors where required.

Managing Director Simon Boyd said: “Dario is a superb professional who brings immense experience to the board.

“He has played a critical role in helping REIDsteel successfully negotiate the challenges brought about by the pandemic and will be indispensable as the business follows ambitious growth plans in the future.

“We’re a progressive company with a strong, dynamic and diverse board. I’m sure the rest of our directors will join me in congratulating Dario and welcoming him in his new position.”

Dario, a Chartered Construction Manager, has over 38 years of industry experience across multiple sectors – including roles at Vinci Construction, Morgan Sindall, Ballast Nedam and his own company Building […]

21 12, 2020

2020-12-21T12:36:35+00:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

 

Merry Christmas from all at REIDsteel

It’s been the kind of year when we all needed a ‘hard hat’ to go with the masks and hand sanitiser. But thanks to the fantastic support of our clients and suppliers we are looking forward to 2021.  Merry Christmas and happy and prosperous New Year to all.

30 11, 2020

We’re hiring – new jobs at REIDsteel

2020-11-30T14:15:54+00:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

REIDsteel creates new jobs

John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) is recruiting for a range of positions as its business continues to grow.

The jobs are being created in response to increased demand for its design, fabrication and erection services.

The new positions offer strong starting salaries and opportunities for career progression at one of the world’s leading structural steel companies.

 

The positions are:

  • Erection Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Tekla Draughtsperson
  • Cladding Draughtsperson
  • Fabricator/Welder Apprentice
  • Shotblast Operative
  • Steel Erector
  • Estimator/Bid Manager

REIDsteel is pleased to create the new jobs to boost company growth and support the local economy.

Thanks to its in-house capabilities and expertise, REIDsteel is regularly contracted to design, manufacture and supply complete steel structures including the cladding, glazing, louvres and staircases for projects anywhere in the UK, Europe and across the world.

They include advanced aircraft hangars, bridges, hospitals, sports stadia, disaster resilient buildings, defensive structures, churches, schools, industrial & commercial buildings, and warehouses.

REIDsteel was the first contractor to sign the UK Steel Charter and has appointed British Steel as its preferred supplier to support the industry and UK economy.

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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 […]

31 07, 2020

Double promotion from within at REIDsteel

2020-07-31T09:05:17+01:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has promoted two rising stars to managerial positions at its headquarters in Christchurch, Dorset.

The 130-strong structural steel firm has appointed Megan Law as Head of Human Resources and Jo White as Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Manager in a double promotion.

Managing Director Simon Boyd said: “At REIDsteel we are strong believers in recognising excellence and promoting talented people from within.

“Megan and Jo are rising stars and have both played key roles to ensure the smooth and safe running of the company.

“My congratulations to them both on their richly deserved promotions and I am sure that they will continue to make outstanding contributions as we look forward to the future with confidence despite the coronavirus pandemic.”

Jo has worked at REIDsteel since June 2016 and was promoted from QHSE co-ordinator.

Megan, who started at the company in February 2019, has been promoted from HR/Contracts Administrator.

The double promotion comes hot on the heels of the appointment of Donna Campo as Operations Director and Simon Morgan as Financial Director.

REIDsteel is firing on all cylinders with social distancing and safety measures in […]

25 06, 2020

Hangar vision becomes reality with VR

2020-06-25T10:12:51+01:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) used cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology to help win a major new contract with Southeast Asia’s largest airline.

We are designing and manufacturing the 175,000 square feet (16,335 sq m) hangar for Lion Air at Batam Airport, a short ferry ride from Singapore.

Our team used VR headsets to impress senior airline executives with a virtual 3D tour of the proposed development as part of their presentation to win the multi-million pound project.

Now we are setting our sights on delivering the first steelwork later this year and will supervise construction of the hangar – for maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft.

Bid Manager, Benjamin Riviere said: “This is our first development for Lion Air and our first at Batam Airport.

“The VR presentation was key because we were able to transform their brief into a virtual world with the hangar taking shape before their eyes on VR headsets.

“We were able to give them an exciting opportunity to see how the hangar would realistically look and work at a very early stage.

“Our ability to create these cutting-edge VR presentations for an immersive […]

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 […]

1 06, 2020

Jet set hangar takes shape in Portugal

2020-06-01T14:22:31+01:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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The stunning Mesa Hangar at Beja Airport in Portugal is taking shape, thanks to John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel).

This impressive complex extends over 9,500 sq m, including the hangar, workshops and a technical centre for larger aircraft.

It will be used by Hi Fly for maintenance of its Airbus fleet. Mesa will also provide maintenance service contracts for other airlines operating Airbus models, including the mighty A380.

We provided design and drawing services as well as the manufacture and supply of steel for the development in Portugal – including specialist doors and cladding.

It is always incredibly rewarding to see projects such as the Mesa Hangar in Portugal nearing completion, and we’re proud to have played our part in such an impressive development.

Although we are renowned for our hangars, we also provide design, drawing, fabrication and construction for a whole range of different buildings – including bridges, warehouses, automotive centres, stadia and […]

20 04, 2020

Steel reinforcement for chamber

2020-04-20T10:02:51+01:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Dorset Chamber has strengthened the ranks of its platinum business partners with leading structural steel firm John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel).

REIDsteel has joined the fold as the 130-strong firm steps up its support of the chamber.

The chamber’s business partner programme is for members which wish to make a greater contribution to the organisation and the business community.

REIDsteel designs, manufactures and builds all kinds of steel buildings across UK, Europe and the world – from bridges and large commercial buildings to hospitals and churches – including their glazing, cladding and doors.

Ian Girling, chief executive of the Dorset Chamber, said: “REIDsteel has been one of our strongest supporters of recent years.

“We’re delighted to welcome them as our manufacturing business partner and look forward to working more closely with them in the times ahead.

“The Chamber is a broad church with different types of businesses within its membership, including the county’s many highly successful manufacturing and engineering firms.”

REIDsteel has sponsored the […]

16 04, 2020

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) statement: limited return to work

2020-04-16T13:01:56+01:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Structural steel company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel), which was one of the first to shutdown its manufacturing and site operations following the Government’s implementation of the lockdown, has today announced a limited to return to work at its manufacturing facility in Christchurch.

The decision follows an extensive review of its steel handling and manufacturing procedures to find a way of helping those who cannot work from home back into full time work.

The company is also working on plans that will allow its site teams (including subcontractors) to return to construction sites.

Managing director Simon Boyd, above left, said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our people is our utmost priority. When the lockdown was announced, we immediately took the decision to send all our people home to stop any potential spread of the virus and to give us time to consider alternative measures.”

“As government has advised we should do, we have been working on plans to find a way to re-open the factory/works and our construction sites to allow those who cannot work from home back to work while still respecting the hygiene and social distancing guidelines.

“It […]

17 01, 2020

Congratulations to Chartered Structural Engineer John

2020-01-17T08:56:49+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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REIDsteel design officer manager John Harrison has received his Chartership certificate from the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in London.

John received the accolade from IStructE president Joe Kindregan after being elected as a member of the prestigious institution earlier this year.

Chartership recognises John’s professional and technical excellence, and means he is entitled to be referred to as a Chartered Structural Engineer.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “Congratulations to John on his richly deserved recognition.

“He has played a key role in the success of the company in recent years and will continue to do so moving forward.”

Simon added: “John’s achievement reflects the wealth of great talent we have within the company as we look forward to an exciting time ahead with relocation to our new state-of-the-art facility.

John marks his tenth year with REIDsteel in 2020. He has a degree in Civil Engineering – MEng (Hons) – from Cardiff University and has worked as the lead designer on nearly […]

13 01, 2020

Green light for new homes in Christchurch  

2020-01-13T08:37:28+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Ambitious plans for the future of John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) have received a major boost with the green light for development of its site in Christchurch.

The company obtained planning approval from BCP Council for up to 167 homes on its four-acre site off Fairmile Road in Christchurch.

It paves the way for our relocation to a state-of-the-art new facility proposed near Bournemouth Airport.

BCP Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead for the residential scheme, which will also include parking and access.

Now we will market the site for a developer to build the homes after it relocates.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “This was a fantastic decision and a great start to 2020 for us.

“It will unlock the other steps which we need to follow for our relocation to the new manufacturing facility near Bournemouth Airport.

“The new site is absolutely vital for the future of our company and will allow us to significantly increase […]

5 12, 2019

Helping Boreham Wood FC to stand out from the crowd

2019-12-05T09:45:45+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Sons (REIDsteel) Ltd has played a key part in the development of a football club’s £1m new stand.

We provided steel design, fabrication and construction expertise for the project at Boreham Wood FC’s Meadow Park ground.

We designed and supplied a fully galvanised steel frame – including cladding, terracing and handrails – for the North Stand at the stadium in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

We worked on the project through main contractor Civils Contracting Ltd of Tonbridge and with HTP Architecture LLP Chartered RIBA Architects, based in Richmond, Surrey.

National League side Boreham Wood FC play their home games at the ground, which is shared with Premier League side Arsenal FC’s Women’s and youth teams.

Sean Burchell, REIDsteel business relationship director, said: “This was our second stand at Boreham Wood FC and the latest in a long line of stadia projects.

“We were delighted to return to the club and provide our expertise to help develop this modern, high-quality facility.

“Boreham Wood FC are a […]

5 12, 2019

Vote for Brexit

2019-12-05T09:29:53+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Voters in Dorset have been urged to back Brexit at the ballot box to ensure a swift departure from the European Union.

Our managing director Simon Boyd said a strong showing for the Conservative Party was vital in the general election on December 12.

Simon has been campaigning for the past 30 years against bad EU directives and regulations that impact on British business and to retain British Standards, which are seen by many as the finest in the world.

He said: “While there are many important issues at stake in the forthcoming general election by far the most critical at this point in time is Brexit.

“The only way for a swift and successful departure from the EU is for people to support the Conservative candidate in their constituency so we can get this stage of Brexit done by the end of January.

“Then businesses, and their employees, will be able to move on with confidence while the Government begins to focus on future free trade agreements […]

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