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Secret Nuclear Bunker

Shrublands Road, Mistley CO11 1HS

BuildVantage’s latest project is in Mistley, Essex where an old Cold War Nuclear Bunker is now being converted into 3 luxury, spacious apartments over two floors. Built in 1951, the staggering 10,000 sq ft bunker comes with secret rooms and observation galleries, and would have been the emergency HQ and ‘Hub’ of Essex during a nuclear attack. The sprawling station with plotting, coordination and radio rooms never served its intended purpose, but is now being restored and redesigned for novel uses instead.

Post-Cold War, it was converted into a museum which sadly shut in 2002. After years of laying derelict and unused, the bunker and surrounding area will be overhauled and made into residential accommodation of 28 homes and 3 luxury and exclusive apartments. All entrances are protected by heavy blast doors made from military grade tank steel, and protected by 900mm thick reinforced concrete walls, the ‘Secret Bunker’ will be elegantly finished and converted into stunning apartments.

The surrounding 28 homes are projected for completion by January 2019, with a show flat ready for public viewing in October 2018. We have appointed Fenn Wright as the exclusive sales agents for these new homes. Please visit their website ( or contact their Manningtree office on 01206 397222.

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