"Secret" Underground Bunker

This site used to be a military base. In the 1950s a huge underground control block was built.

These photos were taken in early 2008. The underground bits have since been sealed and now has active security.

Guardhouse

The guardhouse is situated at the gate of the site. It contained the armoury and fire control panel. It is also the entrance to the underground area – but as you can see, it’s bricked up.

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Entrance tunnel

Fortunately there were other ways in (please note: a re-visit in April 2009 revealed that all entrances have properly been welded up now, preventing further access). Once in, the first thing you see is a long tunnel leading to the bunker, at the end of which are some huge blast doors.

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Rooms

Most of the bunker has been stripped out, but there are some interesting features left.

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Engineering/utilities

Quite a lot of the plant equipment remains here – probably too bulky to realistically remove on closure.

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Phone equipment

There are two rooms full of telecommunications equipment. The switchboard is on the upper floor and all of the apparatus is in a room underneath.

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Emergency exit

I don’t fancy running up all these steps in an emergency!

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Pretty lights

As you can see some of the above photos, I had a lot of fun playing around with lights and colours. The bunker was full of glow-in-the-dark strips and signs, which added to the lighting fun. Here are some more photos.

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2 Responses to "Secret" Underground Bunker

  1. Alex Emmerson says:

    Amazing. they have landguard fort where we are. you might enjoy that if your into this sort of stuff.

  2. Kurt says:

    Awesome dude! Where is this? I found a similar thing in Watton in Norfolk but it has since been built upon. Im sure there are entrances somewhere though……

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