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Projects

Joint Cadet Centre Tottenham

New Build Joint Cadet Centre at James Place, Tottenham.

This project provides up-to-date, modern facilities for 216 ACF Det and 268 Sqn ATC; it formally opened on 19 April 2016.

This two-storey joint Cadet Centre comprises traditional brick and block construction with a timber truss roof structure, incorporating Decra secure roof covering. This innovative covering is approved by the Secure by Design initiative as the Met. Police's preferred roof covering. The design incorporates Low and Zero Carbon Technology to heat and power the building. The building provides a robust and permanent Cadet presence in this important location for years to come.

The development was undertaken to complement the London Borough of Haringey regeneration scheme for the local area.

  

Kings Avenue, Clapham

New ACF Accommodation 78 Detachment.

The proposal, on disposal of the Army Reserve Centre, allows for demolition of the existing condemned rifle range and garages and construction of a single storey, modular building with its own entrance on Lyham Road.

Joint Cadet Centre Upper Tulse Hill

The new Joint Cadet Centre at Army Reserve Centre Upper Tulse Hill for ATC 50F (Lambeth) Sqn and ACF 74 funded jointly by HQAC and GL RFCA was completed on time and budget on 12 August 2013.

The accommodation was formed by a new infill of 35 sq metres linking to a further 70 sq metres of expansion by converting 2 bays of an existing garage block.

Barnet ACF 218 Detachment

New accommodation for ACF 218 Detachment was built within the  Army Reserve Centre, Barnet.  The new accommodation is an extension to and conversion of the Ground Floor of former married quarters.

 

Joint Cadet Centre Parkhurst Road

The new Joint Cadet Centre at the former TAC site in Parkhurst Road, was completed 28 February 2014 and ACF 23 Detachment and ATC 9F (Islington) Squadron moved into their new accommodation during March 2014 to meet the MOD's sale obligations.

The accommodation was completed to programme within a 15 week site operation using modular units built in a factory in Wakefield and clad in a brick out skin.

The remaining former Army Reserve Centre site has been sold for residential development.

 

Joint Cadet Centre Horns Road, Ilford

Major refurbishment and extension of an existing Joint Cadet Centre at Horns Road, Ilford.  Work commenced on site September 2013 and completed April 2014.  The development replaces the old building interior with up to date office space and a new "all weather" drill hall.  Designed in a contemporary style, the project creates a positive environment for the 32 ACF Det and 4F ATC Sqn occupants and a modern environment in which to facilitate cadet activities.

Simpson Street - 33F (Battersea) Squdron ATC

The ACF unit at St John's Hill will relocate to the Simpson Street ATC site.  Adding a new 2 storey wing to the existing building will provide additional teaching/training accommodation.  Disability Discrimination Act enhancement is provided by the inclusion of disabled lavatory accommodation.  This relocation will not only reinvigorate both units, but also attract more young people from the local community.

Proposed Elevevations - Simpson Street Proposed Ground Floor Plan - Simpson Street Proposed First Floor Plan - Simpson Street

Hackney Cadets

A contract was awared by GL RFCA in July 2012 to replace the existing single storey linked modular accommodation currently at West Walk, Hackney with a new building.

The commencement has been delayed by the Olympics and Paralympics traffic congestion, the work started in early September 2012 with a completion date of end February 2012.

The current dilapidated accommodation of two linked, timber framed modular buildings circa 1958 housing 22 Det ACF Cadets and managed by City of London & NE Sector ACF is being replaced with a purpose built, scaled, 2 storey brick built building with pitched roof.  The new accommodation will meet all current standards for disability, environmental standards and energy management and DREAM compliant to Very Good including solar power panels on the roof to supply electricity to the building and via the Feed-in-Tariff system to offset running costs.

The size and orientation of the new building will allow a parade area an off street parking and will compliment the Mare Street Conservation Area and remove the existing dilapidated building.

New Building - 22 Cadet Detachment Hackney Colour Plans Hackney Coloured Elevations

Wandsworth Cadet Centre

The Proposal is to relocate the existing 133 ACF Detachment on Buckhold Road.  The new building will replace the current facility located at the entrance of the new Wandsworth Business Village of Buckhold Road.

The facility will provide a main hall, offices, classrooms and kitchen/WC facilities with footprint of approximately 200 square meters.

The design of the new building shows predominantly red brick elevations to match the existing residential stock surrounding the site.  Brickwork detailing including bands of dark blue engineering brick and soldier courses to parapet create added interest in the elevations.  The elevations are broken up with vertical slot metal-framed windows, some with chamfered brick reveals and full-height brick piers with reconstituted stone bases and caps.  The internal 'courtyard' elevations to the building are more open with glazed entrance doors and larger glass windows into the office spaces and main hall.

The building will be fully DREAM compliant to "very good" and will be entered for a civic architectural design award.

 

Plan Aerial View New Build

 

Joint Cadet Centre Sidcup

ACF 106 Detachment and ATC 1227 (Sidcup) Squadron have been re-housed in a purpose built Joint Cadet Centre on their site at Old Farm Road East, Sidcup following the completion of a project replacing the disparate mix of inadequate accommodation formerly occupied.

The new building, scaled to meet the joint requirements of 280m2 gross area is of modular construction and meets all the current regulations relating to environmental requirements and should achieve an “Excellent” BREEAM/DREAM rating with further considerations being considered for wind power adding to the solar photovoltaic improvements to the site.

Sidcup Floor Plan Old Farm Road East, Sidcup Old Farm Road East, Sidcup

RAF Uxbridge

Because the sale of RAF Uxbridge made 1838 Squadron ATC (110 cadets) homeless, we provided a new home in a converted garage block in Uxbridge TA Centre. MoDEL provided the funding and we undertook the design, tender and contract management of the project, handing it over to the OC ahead of time on 9 July 2010.  The site is now occupied by TA, ACF, ATC and SSAFA.

RAF Uxbridge 

AFCO Armed Forces Careers Office

To save The Treasury £41m the Defence Infrastructure Organisation were required to vacate St. George's Court in Bloomsbury before the end of March.  This meant that a new home had to be found for the AFCO.

The only way this could be achieved was by utilising not only a TA Centre but also the Estates Department's expertise and professional commercialism to undertake a £1m design and construction project in 4 months.  They took occupation at the end of February 2012.

AFCO Armed Forces Careers Office AFCO Armed Forces Careers Office AFCO Armed Forces Careers Office

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