March 19th 2015


Works are developing in Dronfield to build a new Cadet Training Centre on Hartington Road.

The centre, that will be used by the Air Training Corps (ATC) is being constructed on the same site as the Cadets’ former training hut and is currently on target to be completed later this year.

Works commenced on site in January, since which time the Cadets’ former training facility has been demolished and the foundations have been laid for the new brick-built structure.

Martin Capewell looks at plans on site Martin Capewell looks at plans on site East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) are project managing the construction of the new building. Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands RFCA, said: “We are really pleased at the way in which the works are developing on site at the moment. We have had to face difficult weather conditions and continue to work around this at times but we are still on track for an autumn finish date.

“1890 (Dronfield) Squadron’s former training hut was built in the 1950s so was in need of an update. Many of the local residents have taken an interest in the project and we are confident that the new building will be enjoyed by Cadets in the Dronfield area for many years to come.” 

The centre can be used by up to 60 Cadets and adult volunteers at any one time.

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