September 13th 2013

Demolition work has commenced at Yardley Chase Cadet Training Centre

Demolition work has now started in Northamptonshire at Yardley Chase Cadet Training Centre to make way for a new £6.2 million build.
The new Army Cadet Force (ACF) Training Centre will replace dilapidated former Second World War facilities that have previously been used by local cadets for many years.

East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA), working with East Midlands-based contractors GF Tomlinson Building Ltd and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is delivering new facilities that can be used by up to 185 cadets and 45 adults at one time.

Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands RFCA, was on site when the demolition work commenced. He said: “This is a really exciting time for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland (LNR) ACF as both their cadets and adult volunteers will soon have a range of new facilities to use including lecture rooms; office spaces; dining facilities; an indoor training area and indoor shooting range.”

The new building is going to be built to modern standards and with minimal impact on the surrounding environment.


The new facilities will be open in 2014, and although primarily for the use of LNR ACF, will be bookable by other cadet organisations, reserve and regular forces as well as local businesses and community organisations.

To find out more about joining LNR ACF please visit or telephone County Headquarters on 0116 2779701 Ext 1 or 2.