Monday, October 30, 2006

UK Nuclear bunker for auction

A nuclear bunker is up for sale at a disused airfield in Pembrokeshire.

The concrete building with metre-thick walls and steel shutters was built as an RAF communication base in the early 1990s at Templeton, near Tenby.

Auctioneers have put a guide price of £50,000 to £75,000 on the bunker, which will go under the hammer in December.

But they believe the above-ground building will be of interest to someone looking for secure storage, rather than as a home or office.

London-based auctioneers Andrews Robertson are selling the bunker on behalf of the Defence Estates, which is responsible for Ministry of Defence property and land.

Auctioneer Jeremy Lamb said: “There were around 10 to 15 built in the early 1990s by the RAF as communication centres.

“They have been selling them off over a number of years. We have sold some before - most recently south of Oxford