December 28th 2016

Estates team look forward to 2017

Head of Estates Martin Capewell on site

After an exciting 2016 East Midlands RFCA’s Estates team are looking forward to the New Year.

A large part of what East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) do is looking after the many estates that Reserve Forces and Cadets use throughout the area

Inside the new gym at Bulwell Army Reserve CentreThe Estates team at the RFCA looks after 188 sites which includes both day-to-day repairs and larger projects including replacing existing buildings.

Major projects completed in 2016 include a brand new training facility for 331 (Chesterfield) Squadron of the Air Training Corps (ATC) and creating a new gymnasium at the Army Reserve Centre at Bulwell.
The new facility at Bulwell has allowed reservists serving with 4 Mercian to have a designated home for their gym equipment rather than it being left in random classrooms.

331 (Chesterfield) ATC Squadron's new homeChesterfield Air Cadets meanwhile used to train in two modular huts, but a storage hut at their Wallis Barracks base has now been transformed in to a brand new training facility.

2017 is set to be another exciting time for estates with more projects in the pipeline.

Hinckley Cadet Centre work begins on site Nov 2016 press release

Hinckley Cadet Centre work begins on site November 2016 press release

Work has already begun on two of them with a brand new Hinckley Cadet Centre set to be completed in autumn 2017 for the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force (ACF) and 197 (Hinckley) Squadron ATC.

One of the largest ATCs in the country, 126 (City of Derby) is also getting a new training facility at its Curzon Lane base.

Derby Cadet Centre works begin Dec 16 (14)

Cadet Centre works begin

Work is underway to replace three 1970s modular buildings with a state-of-the-art structure.