221 (Great Yarmouth) Squadron refurbishment completed

Kitchenette at Great Yarmouth ATC hut

The RFCA Estates team completed another building upgrade to improve the cadet experience for cadets and the adults who train them of 221 (Great Yarmouth) Squadron.

Improvements to buildings such as this one is usually only possible with additional grant funding or by revenue generated from hiring out surplus capacity on the estate and revenue from non-domestic rate rebates. RFCA staff and members are determined to grow this revenue in order to provide all cadet units in the region with modern and efficient places to train. The schedule of works spans the entire year and over a dozen refurbishments such as this one are set to take place in the coming twelve months.

Our surveyor Peter Terrell led this project. He said: “The building received a full internal refurbishment including new flooring, lighting, kitchen units, and sanitary ware.” Peter and the Estates team are responsible for about 500 buildings across the region, spread across almost 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 over the keys. Peter and the Estates team are proud to make upgrades to buildings where possible; installing energy-saving features, improving lighting, heating, and accessibility.  

The team consulted with ATC leaders early in the process of refurbishing the building. Useful features such as an additional floodlight to make it easier for cadets to use the grassed area for outdoor activities during the winter months 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 Great Yarmouth. Why not find them on Facebook and give them a Like?


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