The RFCA Estates team completed another building upgrade to improve the cadet experience for cadets and the adults who train them of North Walsham Army Cadets in Norfolk.
Works to the building included:
- New roof and roof space insulation
- New exterior weatherboard
- Internal & external decorations
- New flooring
- New water heater
- New LED lighting & low energy heaters installed
- New kitchen units with low-flow taps
- New sanitaryware with water-saving cysterns
RFCA staff and members are determined to provide cadet units in the region with modern and efficient places to train. Our project manager Steve Willis led this refurbishment. Steve 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 detachment commander. Steve and the Estates team are proud to make upgrades to buildings where possible; installing energy-saving features, improving lighting, heating, and accessibility. The project was funded from income generated locally from non-domestic rate rebates and from hiring out surplus capacity on our estate to other uniformed services.
Last year, our team also refurbished the nearby Air Cadet hut of 2110 (North Walsham) Squadron, which sits in the grounds of a local primary school. That story with photos and other news from our estates team are available here.
The Estates team temporarily re-located the North Walsham Army Cadets while the refurbishment took place. The cadet hut is on the grounds of the North Walsham High School, which is very practical for the cadets, who meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.