New £400,000 cadet centre to be built in Dronfield

The current cadet centre in Dronfield
The current cadet centre in Dronfield

A new £400,000 cadet centre is to be built close to Sheffield.

The facility will be used by the Air Training Corps in Dronfield and is to be built on the same site as the cadets’ current training hut.

Work on building the new site will started this month and is expected to be completed by summer.

Martin Capewell, head of estates at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, said: “The cadets’ current centre has become tired over time so we are delighted to be able to project manage the development of a new training centre for the local Air Cadets.

“Being a cadet allows young people to take part in activities that challenge, present excitement and adventure such as flying or gliding. The new centre will include two classrooms, a drill hall, offices and storage facilities for training equipment.

“Work is set to start on site later this month.”

The new centre will be used by 1890 (Dronfield) Squadron and can be used by up to 60 cadets and adult volunteers.

The project is funded by the Air Training Corps and local cadets will use temporary accommodation while the construction project is taking place.