The RFCA Estates team completed another building upgrade to improve the cadet experience for cadets and the adults who train them of 188 (Ipswich) Squadron in Suffolk.
Works to the building included:
- New Britmet lightweight pantile roof
- New double glazed windows
- Internal & external decorations
- New flooring (vinyl throughout except offices are carpeted)
- New internal doors
- New external UPVC doors
- New LED lighting & low energy heaters installed
- New kitchen units
- New sanitaryware
- Smart TVs with AV breakout panels
RFCA staff and members are determined to provide cadet units in the region with modern and efficient places to train. Our surveyor Matt Tucker led this project for the Ipswich Squadron. Matt and the Estates team are responsible for about 500 buildings across the region, spread across almost 200 sites. He personally visits the sites to ensure the buildings are compliant with all statutory regulations, and manages projects end-to-end from writing specifications to handing the keys back to the squadron leaders. Matt and the Estates team are proud to make upgrades to buildings where possible; installing energy-saving features, improving lighting, heating, and accessibility.
The Estates team consulted with ATC leaders early in the process of refurbishing the building. Useful features such as smart TVs to make it easier for cadets to work on the ATC syllabus are identified early, and the RFCA Estates team are usually able to accommodate reasonable requests.
Painting the external walls helps the building stay in great condition for years to come and also keeps it looking fresh and inviting for the young people of Ipswich. Why not find them on Facebook and give them a Like?