The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Demolition stayed for Cambridge Bunker

We are pleased to be able to report that this cold war structure is currently being considered for use as a safe storage facility. This is an obvious use for this tough concrete structure. Only minor changes will be needed to adapt it: a larger opening on the south will be the only change to the bunker’s facade. This is important because the outside is what makes this building special. On the inside there is to be a new lift and partitions are to go. Aside from this everything stays. But just in case, we have stipulated that the signage original to cold-war use is kept and fully documented. None of the proposed changes is contentious and we have given our full support.

Eva Branscome