Arnewood’s £1m upgrade

The Arnewood School in New Milton is undergoing more than £1m’s worth of improvements in the latest phase of its development. The work will see upgrades to two music rooms, practice rooms and two drama suites.

New air conditioning system is a breeze

Building services firm Closewood has installed a cutting-edge air conditioning and heating system for Europe’s top painting and decorating tool manufacturer

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

McAndrew Martin rated among top UK building consultants

A Portsmouth-based firm with nationwide reach has been rated as one of the leading property consultants in the UK. McAndrew Martin has risen up the rankings in the industry’s Top 150 Consultants for 2017, published by Building magazine. The company has broken into the league table’s top 100 places for the first time at 97 – up from 108 in … Read More

Landlord building to help meet demand

  Dorset’s biggest private landlord has invested £3.5m in the last twelve months creating over 50 new affordable homes to help address the local housing need, it has revealed. DWP Housing Partnership has spent in excess of £500,000 converting bedsits into self-contained flats to improve the standard of its accommodation. The landlord plans to continue creating properties in the Bournemouth … Read More

Iconic cliff lift bridges gap

An iconic cliff lift on the Isle of Wight has re-opened following a £1m project involving complex steel work in challenging coastal conditions. The 45m-high landmark at Shanklin has been restored to its former glory with new lift cars, lifting mechanisms, motors and a custom-built bridge. Structural steel company REIDsteel was appointed by contractor MCM Construction to design, supply and … Read More

Giving Corfe Mullen a helping Shand

The long-standing Corfe Mullen funeral directors Lesley Shand is being brought up to date with the demolition and rebuilding of its premises in Wareham Road. The business has been helping the bereaved for well over 20 years and is part of Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors that has more than 100 years’ experience. During the building process the business will … Read More

Stand up for Maidstone

International steel construction company REIDsteel has completed a new stand for Vanarama National League football club Maidstone United