£30m London ‘Fort Knox’ built in wake of busted Hatton Garden vault

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A new high-security jewellery vault has opened in London two years on from the Hatton Garden jewellery heist which saw the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit vault close down.

The £30 million ultra-secure complex has been dubbed London’s answer to Fort Knox and is situated in the West End.

Arimtage Vaults is a 10,000 square foot concrete and steel lined structure deep beneath the ground and has been developed by Amazon Property.

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The vaults are designed to be bomb-proof, fire resistant and water-tight and are manned by high levels of security.

The development of Armitage Vaults follows the closure of Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company in September 2015 after its reputation was left in tatters by a jewellery heist.

Amazon Property’s chief executive, Charles Gourgey, told the Evening Standard that London was in “urgent need for a modern storage facility” where valuables can be stored “on a short or long term basis”.“Our storage units provide easy, convenient access with constant peace of mind,” he said.

Tom Archer, operations director of Amazon Property confirmed to ES: “We have already had significant interest and the vaults are already 20% let, with 75% of users being from the UK, the remainder are international.”

Image: The Armitage Vault

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