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Dorset's REIDsteel to expand Christchurch site through acquisition

REIDSteel's new Dorset base
REIDSteel's Dorset Base
5 June 2023
REIDSteel's Dorset Base

Structural engineering business REIDsteel has announced plans to expand and redevelop its Christchurch hq through its recent acquisition of the plot directly next to the site.

This 2.2 acre plot, previously home to Peeks Party Store, is part of the company's plans to invest in a manufacturing complex, new offices, and staff facilities.

The redevelopment will take place over a total of 6.4 acres. REIDsteel has said that the development will provide ''a major boost'' to the local economy and supply chain.

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REIDsteel has gained full planning permission for the multi-million-pound-redevelopment, which will include a production yard, staff parking, environmental improvements and landscaping. It will also include rooftop solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.

Managing director at REIDsteel Simon Boyd said: “This is a major milestone in our redevelopment plans for the company. It is great news and represents major investment in our business, the local economy, the Christchurch community, and the county of Dorset.

“It will regenerate a vacant brownfield site in a key location within the town while allowing us to move forward with our exciting redevelopment plans. This will mean that we can significantly increase productivity and create more highly skilled employment and apprenticeships, while cutting our carbon footprint.”

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