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You can buy the huge Ballymena nuclear bunker for the same price as a house in Donnybrook

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bubnkjer Source: Lambert Smith Hampton

FANCY A SECLUDED new pad? Looking to get your foot on the property ladder?

Well look no further than this cosy nuclear bunker in Ballmena.

Only one careful owner (Stormont) and barely used since construction began back in 1987, the 236 capacity bunker is on the market for around £575,000 (€735,000).

Britain Northern Ireland Nuclear Bunker Source: Associated Press

Britain Northern Ireland Nuclear Bunker Source: Associated Press

Designed and constructed as part of UK Government’s nuclear civil defence planning and presented on an ample 3.7 acres and taking up 46,383 square feet over two levels, it’s the dream home for you and 235 of your closest friends.

Other special features include:

  • Double blast doors 
  • Commercial kitchen facilities
  • Decontamination chambers
  • Plant rooms
  • BBC on the telly
  • Ability to operate in a closed down situation for around 30 days

Britain Northern Ireland Nuclear Bunker Source: Associated Press

Northern Ireland Nuclear Bunker Source: Associated Press

Or you could go for this three bed terraced house in Donnybrook for around the same price.


Sure it’s got windows and and ensuite master bedroom and some alright patio doors…

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…but does it have “an impressive array of life support systems from air filtration plants, back up generators and water storage tanks”? No. No it doesn’t.

We know a deal when we see one.

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