Work on new Sea Cadet headquarters lays foundations

Work on the foundations and floor slab are due to commence next week

Work on the foundations and floor slab are due to commence next week

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Work is continuing for the Stonehaven and District Sea Cadets’ new headquarters as several parts of the groundwork begin next week.

With the internal drainage and filling now complete, work on the foundations and floor slab are due to commence next week.

This should make way for a mid-August start on steel work.

The Leader reported last week how the Cadets received a share of the £59,200 left over from the closure of the Maritime Institute due to flood damage.

The Cadets also raised £500 from cadets and staff doing car park duties for the Stonehaven Highland Games.

Sea Cadets committee member Andy Lawson said the new headquarters is a “major investment into the local community and in particular in the harbour area”.

The trustees of the Maritime Rescue Institute elected to take the charity into voluntary liquidation after a bill for repairs came to £500,000.

With the Sea Cadets, the remaining funds was shared with Moray Inshore Rescue Organisation, East Sutherland Rescue Association and Trossachs Search & Rescue.