Underground City Goes On The Market

Cold War City, Britain -- a subterranean complex built during the height of the Cold War -- is on the market along with the military base above.
November 2, 2005, 7am PST | Brenda Meyer
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"Property developers looking for the ultimate place to get away from it all need not apply. The site has a notional value of £5m but there is a catch. It is available only as part of a private finance initiative that involves investing in the military base on the surface above.

Already two uses are being considered: a massive data store for City firms or the biggest wine cellar in Europe. More outlandish ideas put forward include a nightclub for rave parties, a 1950s theme park or a reception centre for asylum seekers. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ruled out any suggestion of using it to store nuclear waste or providing open public access because of the dangers that still lurk below."

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Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 in London Times
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