25 08, 2020

REIDsteel firing on all cylinders

2020-08-25T11:30:29+01:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Structural steel company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) is back to pre-Covid productivity levels at its manufacturing facility in Dorset.

We have welcomed staff back into its workshops with social distancing, and have resumed operations on construction sites.

Now we are set to phase the return of office staff at our Christchurch headquarters, the majority of whom have been working remotely from home.

Managing director Simon Boyd said: “We have reached and are now exceeding pre-lockdown productivity levels in our manufacturing facility.

“Praise must go to all of our people who returned to work raring to go and embraced our new Covid-19 working practices.

“Our construction operations have also successfully resumed and we intend to introduce a phased return for our office staff.

“The commitment of our people has helped to place the company in a very strong position so it is able to play a full part in supporting the country’s economic recovery.”

We were one of the first to shut down our manufacturing and construction site operations following the Government’s Covid lockdown in March – and led the way in re-opening five weeks […]

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 […]

5 05, 2020

Development boost for Christchurch site

2020-05-05T12:02:59+01:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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A disused site on Stony Lane in Christchurch is set to have fresh life breathed into it with a new commercial property development with support from John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel).

Penton Motor Group is building four units on the former Boyland Joinery site to create a trading hub for businesses. The hub is to be known as Penton Business Park.

Over the past eight years Penton Motor Group has built four new showrooms for its franchised motor business and renovated a further three separate investment buildings.

This is a new direction for the long established Wilson family business, which has locations in Christchurch, Poole, Andover and Salisbury, to develop a ground-up commercial investment property other than for its own use.

Fellow Christchurch firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has designed and manufactured the steel frames, decking, cladding, glazing and doors for the project.

An estimated, circa 30 new jobs could be created in a boost for the local economy providing a total of 1,885 sq metres / 20,300 sq ft for trade counter, light industrial, storage 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 […]

9 04, 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Coronavirus update

2020-04-09T14:13:06+01:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) remains committed to taking all reasonable steps to protect its employees, supply-chain partners, clients, third-party colleagues, their families, and members of the general public.

In line with current government directives our factory in Christchurch will be closed until further notice.

REIDsteel will continue to monitor and act upon the latest guidance from the government and Public Health England as it is issued.

The company is, however, able to continue to provide administrative, design and detailing work remotely.

During this period of uncertainty please use the mobile numbers displayed clearly on the home page of our website as our switchboard will be closed.

The situation is unprecedented and we understand why everybody across the country is concerned but together we will get through this. The message is for everyone to stay safe, stay well.

24 03, 2020

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) statement about coronavirus

2020-03-24T12:30:51+00:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Structural steel company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has today announced that it is temporarily suspending all operations with immediate effect.

The company is closing its manufacturing facility in Christchurch, Dorset, and all of its construction sites until further notice.

The decision comes in response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic. The company has also called for the Government to go even further in its national lockdown.

Managing director Simon Boyd said: “The welfare of our team, customers and suppliers is always our utmost priority.

“I cannot in all conscience sit working from home while sending people out to our manufacturing facility and to our construction sites. They should be at home with their families.

“This has not been an easy decision to make but these are unprecedented times. As a company we will do everything we can in our power to support our workforce, customers and suppliers through this difficult period.

“Over the last 100 years, the company has faced many difficult periods, including the Second World War, several recessions and the 2008 financial crisis and has always emerged stronger.

“Together we will get through this.”

Simon added: “I appreciate that the Government has many difficult choices to make.  However it does […]

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 […]

14 08, 2019

Joining forces for new care home

2019-08-14T15:17:14+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

LIFT-OFF: Brambleside care home in Kettering

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has been praised for work on the construction of a care home in Northamptonshire.

We worked on the Brambleside project in Kettering for our new client, Natta Building Company Ltd.

Many thanks to Project Manager Alberto Gomez who wrote to pass on his thanks to us.

Alberto said: “I just wanted to write to you to thank the great job you have done with us.

“Thanks for your efforts and help to help us to achieve our targets. Please pass on our gratitude to all concerned.

“All the best in your current and future projects and I hope to be working together again soon.”

Our role included the fabrication, supply and installation of 310 tonnes of pre-designed steel on a sloping site plus the supply and installation of 4,000 sq m of metal floor decking.

Care homes are among the many structures we design, make and construct across the UK, Europe and world.

This project also demonstrated our ability to […]

25 03, 2019

REIDsteel celebrates century of success

2019-03-25T14:09:29+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

ONE HUNDRED NOT OUT: Staff at John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) celebrate their centenary.

Our company – founded in 1919 by Colonel John Reid, whose first structures included aircraft hangars for the famous French aviator Louis Bleriot – this year celebrates its landmark centenary year.

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) linked up with the cross-Channel airman after he crash-landed in a field in France and used a cattle shed built by the firm to store his damaged aeroplane.

Today our business has become a leading international structural steel firm with the capability to design, manufacture and supply entire steel buildings including their cladding and glazing anywhere across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Over the past two years, we’ve been working on our strategy to secure the Company’s long term future and have announced plans for a multi-million pound investment in a new purpose built facility […]

22 03, 2019

REIDsteel goes global with international award nomination

2019-03-22T11:12:51+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) has been named as a finalist for the Solent 250 International Business of the Year title.

The Solent 250 lists the top private companies in the Solent and South Central region.

We will find out if we have claimed the International Business of the Year honour at the annual Solent 250 dinner and awards ceremony on April 2.

Our managing director Simon Boyd said: “The Solent 250 includes some of the region’s most successful and high-profile businesses.

“It is a tremendous honour to be shortlisted as an awards finalist among such company.

“We’ve exported to more than 140 countries to date, and this year celebrate our one-hundredth anniversary.

“Winning this award would be the icing on the cake […]

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