In common with many councils throughout the UK, when new civic offices were built in Woking during the early 1980s, they incorporated an emergency control centre in the basement.
The centre has an unusual polygonal plan and was normally used as a store. It wwould be converted to a control centre in the run-up to nuclear war. The design included a central operations room, surrounded by a small kitchen, toilet, dormitory, radio room and store room.
Protected by 10cm thick blast-doors, facilities within included air filtration, emergency generator, and extensive communications equipment. The centre has now been decommissioned.