23 06, 2022

National awards nomination for REIDsteel

2022-06-23T15:55:13+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

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 and overhaul hangar has two 160m clear span entrances for servicing aircraft, along with offices and a VIP lounge.

Its design allowed the roof of the hangar area to safely span without support from internal columns to achieve the client’s aspiration for two vast, unobstructed hangar floor spaces of 77,500 sq ft (7,200 sq m) each.

The hangar rubs shoulders with 21 […]

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 […]

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