New cadet building completed

March 24, 2021

The second of HRFCA’s new modular cadet huts has been completed.

The £340,000 project at Bo’ness follows a similar build in Newport. That building was officially opened in November last year by the Lord-Lieutenant of Fife.

The Bo’ness building will be handed over to the Argyll and Sutherland Battalion Army Cadet Force in the near future.

Installation of the five sections of the building, which are manufactured off site, takes four to eight hours to complete and thereby reduces the time from demolition to occupation from 34 to 8 weeks. That part of the process was completed last summer. However, the overall timescale was impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

The building was designed to the specifications of the ACF and HRFCA by Jam Studios in Aberdeen and made and installed by Elite Modular Buildings Solutions.

The modern, energy efficient modular design replaces the old Spooner huts that have passed the point of economical repair.

The Bo’ness and Newport projects form part of HRFCA’s £1.4 million programme of cadet building replacements.