Oxgate Admiralty Citadel
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The citadel was designed to be an away-from-Whitehall base for admiralty operations, useful in the event of a need to evacuate the centre of London. The location was a mile from the Paddock, an alternate Cabinet War Room bunker for Winston Churchill's World War II government.
The citadel comprises a three-storey building above ground (typical of government building vernacular), with an upper basement and a specially protected lower basement. It was used between 1939 and 1944, thereafter being given over to the Health & Safety Executive; nowadays it is in private hands.