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May 20th 2015

Works start to develop at Clare Street Army Reserve Centre

Clare Street Army Reserve Centre

Works are developing at Clare Street Army Reserve Centre in Northamptonshire to give the building’s interior a make-over and bring it in line with other training facilities around the East Midlands.

East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) are leading the renovation project that includes the centre getting a new drill hall floor, new office spaces and a new staircase, as well as ensuring general maintenance and redecoration works are completed to a high standard.

Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands RFCA, said: “We are delighted to be completing the much-needed maintenance works at Clare Street Army Reserve Centre, which is a Grade II listed building. The current drill hall floor, where much of the Reservists’ training is completed, was originally laid in the 1960s and its surface is now uneven. We are planning to install new flooring in this area as well as open up the ceiling to reveal some original beams. This will increase the amount of natural light in the training space and give the area a much more open feel.

“We are also in the early stages of renovating numerous corridors, staircases, offices and the Officers Mess which can be used for formal meetings or social activities. The works are currently running on time so we hope the overall project will be complete by autumn this year.”

Clare Street Army Reserve Centre, is home to HQ 104 Battalion and 118 Recovery Company, both of which are part of the British Army’s Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (REME).

Soldiers and officers employed within the REME are the technicians, mechanics and fabricators that consistently inspect, repair, modify and maintain the large array of equipment that the British Army has to offer.

Wherever the British Army are, whatever the unit is, there you will find REME.

To find out more about joining the Army Reserve visit www.army.mod.uk

To learn more about East Midlands RFCA visit www.eastmidlandsrfca.co.uk

“We are delighted to be completing the much-needed maintenance works at Clare Street Army Reserve Centre, which is a Grade II listed building."