Former Nuclear Bunker, Woodside Road, Ballymena, County Antrim, BT42 4QH

For Sale Offers in the region of £575,000 Convert to EUR

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Property Type: Site Price: Offers in the region of £575,000 Convert to EUR
Bedrooms: - Offer Status: For Sale
Receptions: - EPC Rating: 191

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Lambert Smith Hampton

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    During the Cold War, the UK government ordered the construction of thousands of underground complexes. Almost 1,600 nuclear monitoring posts and 36 control posts for military and civil defence purposes were built across the UK between 1955 and 1965. Additionally, during the 1980s, the government also funded a programme to create emergency Regional Government HQ centres in strategic locations.

    The subject property was commissioned in the late 1980’s, opened in 1990 and is believed to be one of the last and most technically advanced bunkers built in the UK. It is Northern Ireland’s only nuclear bunker of its type and extends to c. 46,383 sq ft over two floors, providing living accommodation for up to 236 persons. The lower floor is completely underground and the upper floor is mounded over with c. 1 metre of earth. Since completion in 1990, the building has been maintained in a ‘fit and ready state’ for any such emergency but was never actually used for its intended purpose. As such over recent years it has been subject only to essential maintenance as required. Internally the building is fully equipped for purpose with most original fixtures and fittings still in place as built. The building has 3 points of access, all via interlocking double blast doors. Internally the bunker provides dormitories, male and female WC’s, commercial kitchen facilities, BBC audio visual broadcasting facility, conference facilities, air filtration systems, conference rooms, decontamination chambers, plant rooms and oil storage.

    The bunker is served by an impressive array of life support systems from air filtration plants, back up generators and water storage tanks. In the event of a nuclear attack the building could have operated in a closed down situation for approximately 30 days. The services and life support systems were designed to make the building and its occupants self sufficient for this length of time.

    Location of Former Nuclear Bunker, Woodside Road, Ballymena

    The subject property is located in Woodside Road Industrial Estate, on the outskirts of Ballymena. Ballymena is one of Northern Ireland"s largest provincial towns with a population of approximately 58,000 persons. Ballymena benefits from a catchment of around 270,000 people within a 30 minute drive.

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