August 8th 2013

Work continues at Long Eaton Joint Cadet Centre

Work is progressing well on a new joint Army Cadet Force (ACF) and Air Training Corps (ATC) Cadet Training Centre in Long Eaton meaning it will be open and ready for use in October this year.

The new Cadet Training facility is being developed to replace two former Cadet training huts that formerly existed on the site on Grange Park Station Road in Long Eaton. The former constructions were built in around 1970 and were extremely tired and in need of renovation.

 The new building, when complete, will include a new drill hall, office spaces, classrooms and toilet areas that will be shared between both Army and Air Cadets in the Derbyshire area.
Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, said: “East Midlands RFCA is project managing the redevelopment overall and I’m really pleased that the project is currently running on time and budget. The new facilities will be great for young people who are involved in both the ACF and ATC to use for years to come.”
The site redevelopment cost is just over £450,000, and works are being managed locally by lead contractors John Martin Hoyes of Lincoln