Work progresses on new £6.2m cadet training centre

Work progresses on the new cadet training centre in the county

Work progresses on the new cadet training centre in the county

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Work is progressing on a new £6.2m cadet training centre for the county.

The centre at Yardley Chase is set to open in the summer of 2014 and will be used by Army cadets from Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Facilities will include lecture rooms, office spaces, dining facilities, an indoor training area and indoor shooting range.

Funding for the centre has been provided by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) which are overseeing the project’s management.

The training centre will replace former Second World War facilities that have been used by local cadets for many years.

Martin Capewell, head of estates at East Midlands RFCA, said: “The project is running on time and I think everyone involved is looking forward to seeing the final buildings when they are complete.

“The project will last around 12 months in total and started in July this year. It took a while to get this project off the ground due to numerous historic setbacks, but we are now delighted to be pressing ahead with the works that will benefit cadets and adult volunteers from LNR ACF as well as the local community.”

Richard Breeze, cadet executive officer from LNR ACF, said: “A lot of work has been put into this project to get this far and we are all looking forward to seeing the final buildings next year.”