On top of the world with award
A ‘super-hangar’ built by REIDsteel (John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd) at London Biggin Hill Airport has won a prestigious national award for design excellence.
The cutting-edge development – the largest and most advanced dual cantilever hangar in the UK today – claimed top honours in the 2022 Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA).
Dorset-based 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.
It worked with main contractor, Tonbridge-based Civils Contracting Ltd, on the maintenance hangar for occupation by global aerospace giant Bombardier.
A delegation from REIDsteel – selected from all areas of the business – attended the awards ceremony in Spitalfields in London.
Simon Boyd, managing director of REIDsteel, said: “All at REIDsteel are absolutely thrilled to win this prestigious award.
“The SSDAs are a hallmark of excellence as the foremast awards in our industry and act as a real showcase for the exceptional capabilities of British design, engineering, manufacturing and construction.
“Our success is down to the whole team at REIDsteel and […]
John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd has scooped top honours as a winner in the prestigious Structural Steel Design Awards for a super-hangar at London Biggin Hill Airport.
The celebrations began after the Award was announced at a glittering ceremony in London with members of our team in attendance.
An Award is the top honour, followed by a Commendation and then a Merit so we are ecstatic that the hangar claimed this prize in a field boasting some exceptional British structural engineering projects.