Wickford Air Cadet hut refurbishment completed

The RFCA Estates team completed another building upgrade to improve the cadet experience for cadets and the adults who train them of Wickford Air Training Corps in Essex.

Our Estates manager Matt Tucker led this refurbishment project. RFCA staff and members are determined to provide cadet units in the region with modern and efficient places to train. Matt and the Estates team are responsible for about 500 buildings across the region, spread across almost 200 sites. They personally visits the sites to ensure the building works are compliant with all statutory regulations, and manage projects end-to-end from writing specifications to handing the keys back to the Squadron Leader.

This project was funded by the RAF Air Cadets. Works to the building included:

  • New UPVC windows and doors
  • Internal & external decorations
  • New flooring
  • New LED lighting & electric panel heaters installed
  • New kitchen units
  • New sanitaryware

The Estates team temporarily re-located the cadets to the Downtowner Youth Centre, a building also used by the local Army Cadets located about 15 minutes’ walk away, while the refurbishment took place. The 1474 (Wickford) Squadron RAFAC cadet hut is located just off Golden Jubilee Way accessed via a residential cul-de-sac, which is very practical for the cadets, who meet weekly on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7pm to 9:30pm. The building neighbours the local scout hut and backs onto the River Crouch with easy access to the riverside footpaths that open up onto surrounding countryside.

View more of our completed refurbishment projects here.

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