January 12th 2015


Young people and adult volunteers in Dronfield can look forward to using a new Cadet centre in the town, thanks to a new building project starting later this month.

The centre, that will be used by the Air Training Corps (ATC) is based on Hartington Road and will be constructed on the same site as the Cadets’ current training hut.

East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) will project manage the construction of the building. Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands RFCA, said: “The Cadets’ current centre has become tired over time so we are delighted to be able to project manage the development of a new training centre for the local Air Cadets.

“Being a Cadet allows young people to take part in activities that challenge, present excitement and adventure such as flying or gliding. The new centre will include two classrooms, a drill hall, offices and storage facilities for training equipment.

“Work is set to start on site later this month (January 2015).”

The centre will cost £400,000 to build and can be used by up to 60 Cadets and adult volunteers.

The centre will be completed by summer 2015 and will be used by 1890 (Dronfield) Squadron.

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