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

REIDsteel on board for £45m ferry project

Structural steel company REIDsteel has completed work on landmark passenger facilities as part of a £45m ferry terminal revamp in Portsmouth. The 130-strong firm was a key contractor in the project at Gunwharf for ferry operator Wightlink through Southampton-based engineering, procurement and construction contractor Trant Engineering. REIDsteel designed, supplied and erected all steelwork, cladding, external windows and external doors for … Read More

MP’s praise for steel firm

A Dorset company shaping Britain’s skyline has been praised by an MP for its contribution to the UK’s manufacturing industry.

REIDsteel builds record aircraft hangar at Biggin Hill

A Dorset steel construction company has won a new contract to build a £2.2million hangar under ambitious expansion plans at London Biggin Hill Airport. REIDsteel will build the 60,000 sq ft structure to provide parking for up to 11 executive business jets together with 10,000 sq ft of office space over three-storeys. The 130-strong business will supply and erect the … Read More

Steel firm on ball for £12.7m sports centre

STEEL work made in Dorset is providing the frame for a multi-million dollar sports stadium in the Central American country of Belize. Christchurch-based REIDsteel has performed the structural design, drawing work and fabrication for the new national arena in Belize City. The cutting-edge complex – due for completion in December 2017 – is one of the highest profile projects in … Read More

Brexit marks the spot

Leading Brexit campaigner Simon Boyd of REIDsteel has issued a rallying cry ahead of this week’s general election

Plugging the construction industry skills gap

Skills shortages are set to hit the construction industry over the next few years. A 1.7 % sector growth forecast for five years until 2021 means youth is desperately needed, but the number of workers retiring is outstripping new blood. Dorset-based SMD, which designs, manufactures and installs metal decking systems and associated concrete work, is acutely aware of the problem. … 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

The changing face of Boscombe

An entire street block in Boscombe that was torn down and rebuilt has been officially opened. The vast new building on Christchurch Road contains 51 flats for the over-50s and seven shops. DWP Housing Partnership – Dorset’s biggest private landlord – invested £4.5m in the scheme that took 24 months to complete. At the opening was MP Tobias Ellwood, Cllr … Read More