Virtual Site Visit
The Cambridge ‘Bunker’ is an early 1950’s two storey (surface type) Grade II Listed* structure War Room with a 1960’s addition providing the Regional Seat of Government (RSG). Constructed to house the variety of ministries found on the previous government estate off Brooklands Avenue, the original function of this building was reflected in its internal arrangements; providing physical protection of the commissioner and staff; receipt and filtering of information about the condition of the region after a nuclear attack; and the dissemination of decisions thereafter!
Purchased by the University of Cambridge in 2004, from the developers of the Accordia site, Estate Management (now Estates Division) gave consideration to its potential use. After a long gestation period, AMA Chartered Architects were appointed in 2012 to carry out a number of feasibility studies to renovate and convert the 1960’s Bunker to a storage facility.
In September 2020, following a 12-month construction and refurbishment programme, the building was handed back to the University to provide specific environmental controlled storage space/s on both the ground and first floors of the 1960’s RSG for use by the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Mar 10, 2021 01:00 PM London
Topic: CFCI webinar – Cambridge Nuclear Bunker Project
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