The Estate Management Department in the RFCA is responsible for running an estate of 400 buildings on 155 sites across the Region. As well as maintaining the infrastructure the department provides the utilities, furnishings and, in the case of the Army Cadet Force, the vehicle fleet.
The overall business of the department has a capital value of £6 million and a revenue budget of £2 million per year.
The department’s seven members of staff are trained to high standards and work to all modern building practices. They also provide the Health and Safety at Work expertise across the RFCA.
East Midlands RFCA manages a vast estate of Army Reserve Centres and Cadet properties across the region, as well as partaking in new projects throughout the year to maintain and improve the estate.
Projects can include developing new buildings, completing internal or external repairs or refurbishments and completing general maintenance duties.
Here you can find out more about some of the projects undertaken in the last 12 months.
Yardley Chase Cadet Training Centre, Northamptonshire
This is the largest and most prestigious project carried out by our team to date, as well as being the biggest Cadet centre development in the UK when built.
The new centre, that will be primarily used by Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force, was formally opened in October 2014.
Joint Cadet Training Centre, Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire
The new building was constructed adjacent to the Cadets’ former home and will be used by around 80 young people from the ACF and ATC as well as a number of adult volunteers.
Dronfield Cadet Training Centre, Derbyshire
The centre, that will be used by the Air Training Corps (ATC) is based on Hartington Road and is being constructed on the same site as the Cadets’ former training hut.
The new facility is set to replace an old modular building and will be used by between 40-60 young people and adult volunteers at one time.
Hamilton College, Leicester
A new £500,000 Air Training Corps building is being designed to sit within the grounds of Hamilton College in Leicester. Replacing the existing modular building. This project is in the early development stage at the moment but more details will be added to this page as time develops.