June 6th 2014


Building work is developing on Wilford Lane in West Bridgford to create a new £1 million Cadet Training Centre for the Army Cadet Force (ACF) and Air Training Corps (ATC) in the area.

The new development’s foundations are now in place along with the buildings steel frame. It is planned that the internal and exterior walls will be constructed too over forthcoming weeks.

The new building is being constructed adjacent to the Cadets’ current home on Wilford Lane in West Bridgford, and when complete will be used by around 80 young people from the ACF and ATC as well as a number of adult volunteers.

The project is currently running on time and to budget and is estimated to be complete by October this year.

Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA), said: “The modern facility will include a new training hall, lecture rooms and extensive storage space for training equipment.  The new centre is designed to make optimum use of modern construction methods and materials, to minimise building and operating costs.

“I know many of the Cadets and adult volunteers in West Bridgford are looking forward to moving to a more modern facility.”

Colonel Alan Burt, Commandant at Nottinghamshire ACF, said:  “I am pleased to see the new build starting to take shape it emphasises the opportunity the ACF and ATC Cadets of West Bridgford will have by working together.

“The ACF and ATC ultimately have the same goal we just wear a different colour uniform to achieve it. We provide young people with challenging military, adventurous and community activities. We foster confidence, leadership, self-reliance, initiative and a sense of service to other people through working as a team. This new facility will provide both organisations with an excellent centre to work from”.