Northampton’s historic Army Reserve Centre given modern revamp

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The revamp of the Grade II listed Army Reserve Centre in Northampton has been completed.

East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) has project managed the renovation works, ensuring that each element of internal refurbishment was completed to high quality.

Martin Capewell, head of estates at east Midlands RFCA, said: “I am pleased to announce that the renovation works at Clare Street are now complete, and the project has been delivered both on time and on budget.

“Works completed at Clare Street Army Reserve Centre include opening up the drill hall roof to create a light and airy space, revealing the original ceiling beams. Elsewhere in the building, new male and female bathroom facilities have been created; classroom spaces and recruiting areas have been updated; the Officers’ Mess has been redecorated and a new staircase has been inserted.

“It is really important that soldiers who train in the centre have up-to-date facilities to work in as this enables modern training methods and helps to both retain personnel and attract new people to join the Reserve Forces.”

Clare Street Army Reserve Centre in Northampton is home to both HQ 104 Battalion and 118 Recovery Company, who are part of the British Army’s Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).

To find out more about joining the Army Reserve visit www.army.mod.uk