Underground nuclear BUNKER built during the Cold War goes on sale for £25,000 amid war in Ukraine

AN UNDERGROUND nuclear BUNKER built during the Cold War has gone on sale for £25,000.

The safety unit, located five metres under the ground, was built in 1961 in Brundall, Norfolk – and could now be yours.

The bunker built during the Cold War is now on sale for £25,000Credit: Unique Property Bulletin

The bunker is waterproofed with bitumen - and then an outer layer of bricks is added to protect against penetration

The bunker is waterproofed with bitumen – and then an outer layer of bricks is added to protect against penetrationCredit: Unique Property Bulletin

Built during the nuclear threat era, the special bunker is fitted with a special earth bonding system to protect against electro-magnetic pulse from nuclear detonations.

In the 1960s, each of the 1,560 bunkers created cost the equivalent of an average terrace house to build.

But now this mint condition unit could be yours for £25,000.

Each bunker fits three people – who would have historically measured and monitored radiation levels if a nuclear attack happened.

And in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, workers stopped using the bunkers for weekly training.

But with the current war in Ukraine and Russia’s threatening invasion, the protected accommodation is now up for sale.

This bunker – unlike others from the era – hasn’t flooded or been vandalised, leaving it in great shape for any potential buyers.

Built to standard government design, it’s comprised of a solid piece of steel-reinforced concrete five metres below ground level.

It’s then waterproofed with bitumen – and then an outer layer of bricks to protect against penetration.

To get into the bunker, owners would have to travel down a deep shaft fixed with a steel ladder – where you’d enter an 11-metre “monitoring room.”

And the bunker is even fitted with a radio and a landline – but you’ll have to do without a connection to water, electricity or sewer systems.

TAKE COVER

The bunker is located in the countryside, but is also close to the village of Brundall – where potential buyers can enjoy a market, post office, and local pub.

The listing states: “UKWMO Brundall is located in Norfolk, approximately 118 miles from London.

“Situated in greenfield countryside, surrounded on all sides by arable farmland.

“Most bunkers were built on high ground so their ground zero cameras would have panoramic views of the horizon.

“This plot is no exception and benefits from a very pleasant vista of surrounding unspoilt rural East Anglia.

“This bunker survived the civil defence cutbacks of the mid 1960s when half the original number were closed, many now having been demolished.”

You have to go five metres underground to reach the bunker

You have to go five metres underground to reach the bunkerCredit: Unique Property Bulletin

Each bunker fits three people - who would have historically measured and monitored radiation levels if a nuclear attack happened

Each bunker fits three people – who would have historically measured and monitored radiation levels if a nuclear attack happenedCredit: Unique Property Bulletin

You'll have to do without a connection to water, electricity or sewer system in the bunker

You’ll have to do without a connection to water, electricity or sewer system in the bunkerCredit: Unique Property Bulletin

This bunker - unlike others from the era - hasn't flooded or been vandalised, leaving it in great shape for any potential buyers

This bunker – unlike others from the era – hasn’t flooded or been vandalised, leaving it in great shape for any potential buyersCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk

It is located in the countryside, but is also close to the village of Brundall

It is located in the countryside, but is also close to the village of BrundallCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk

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