Dorset Chamber adds steel

Dorset’s leading business support organisation has strengthened its board with a high calibre appointment from one of the county’s most successful exporters and steel firms. The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd as a non-executive director. Christchurch-based REIDsteel has exported to more than 140 countries to date and is a four times winner … Read More

Scheme lodged for 170 new homes in Christchurch

Plans for up to 170 new homes to provide much needed housing in Christchurch have been lodged with the council. John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) has applied to Christchurch Borough Council for outline planning permission for the development. The homes are proposed for the 130-strong company’s four acre site in Reid Street after it relocates to a new, state-of-the-art … Read More

REIDsteel suppliers show mettle

Steelwork is on a 4,000 mile journey from REIDsteel in Dorset to the Caribbean for the reconstruction of a primary school devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. REIDsteel is leading a consortium of businesses in the UK which have joined forces to help rebuild the Enis Adams Primary School in the British Virgin Islands. Having exported to the … Read More

Warm welcome for Sean at REIDsteel

Structural steel firm REIDsteel has appointed experienced industry professional Sean Burchell in the newly created role of business relationship director

Pedal to the metal with REIDsteel at Thruxton

Work is revving up for the completion of a flagship hospitality centre at the iconic Thruxton Motorsports Centre with specialist support from John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel). The state-of-the-art complex in Hampshire will include a restaurant, bar, exhibition gallery, function rooms, hospitality suites, catering facilities, viewing terraces and a balcony. Christchurch-based steel construction company REIDsteel has designed, manufactured and … Read More

Poole company shaping Dubai’s skyline

Steel firm SMD Ltd has completed a major contract worth more than £1 million to help build twin skyscrapers in Dubai. The Poole-based company shipped more than 100,000 sq m of steel decking to the United Arab Emirates for the job. Dubai’s Tiara United Towers is a development of two 46-storey towers with the structure reaching 193m (633ft). The two … Read More

REIDsteel civic pride in Belize centre

A multi-million-dollar civic centre constructed from prefabricated steel sections manufactured 5,000 miles away in Dorset is set to open in the heart of Belize City. Christchurch-based REIDsteel has performed the structural design, detailing and fabrication, including the cladding and glazing, for the landmark project in the Central American country. The Belize Civic Center, costing $32.9m Belize Dollars (£12.7m), is due … Read More

Steel firm driving up industry standards

A Dorset steel decking firm has explained why it is happy to share technical data with clients, the construction industry – and even rival businesses. Poole-based SMD has now published its latest concept design guide that includes design look-up tables for floor decking. The company that is shaping Britain’s skyline has issued a new White Book, the brainchild of Technical … Read More