We were approached to tender for a brand new cadet training centre based in Yardley, Northamptonshire.

The site has been used by Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force for many years. Almost a decade ago the original buildings (predominately constructed in the 1930’s) were declared unsafe. This forced the cadets and adults into ‘temporary’ buildings.

Over the past year those ‘temporary’ buildings have gradually been removed and there is now a brand new purpose built facility in their place.

We were successful in securing the contract to supply all of the furniture for the new building. This included furnishing all of the bedrooms; beds and mattresses (bunk beds for the cadets, single beds for the adults), wardrobes and bedside cabinets (all lockable) and all of the bedding. There were also offices, lecture rooms, training rooms, an adult mess and rifle range that we supplied and installed all of the furniture for, from fire extinguishers and televisions through to woodframe reception seating and folding tables and chairs.

``LOF pulled out all the stops to get all of our furniture installed on time. We were very happy with the service we received and have since used them on other sites``

Peter Byron, Resources Manager, East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association.

The building itself has contemporary wooden cladding on the exterior and the architects wanted to carry on this natural theme throughout the interior, so we opted for green upholstery on the seating and green fabrics for all of the bedding. Wood finishes for any office and bedroom furniture were oak.

The project bought its own challenges with the handover date being repeatedly delayed, however we still managed to install all of the furniture in time for the grand opening to the huge relief of the client!

The Leicester Office Furnishers team were invited to the Yardley Chase opening and it was lovely to meet some of the people that were going to be using this great facility, as well as seeing all of the furniture in use.

Products Used

Mattisons contract beds, Mattisons bunkbeds, Mattisons mattresses, commercial linen, triumph bedroom furniture, sven christiansen modular tables, principle folding chairs, medical examination couch, ocee design woodframe seating, ocee design reception seating, dams office desks, dams steel filing cabinets, dams coffee tables, dams taurus chairs