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Friday, 30 November, 2001, 19:59 GMT
Car firm quits hi-tech centre
Swindon Renault centre
The building won several awards for its design
The last workers moved out of the futuristic Renault car distribution centre in Swindon on Friday.

A year ago the company announced it would be partnering up with Nissan and moving its operation to Rugby with the loss of 100 jobs.

Warehouse workers were offered the chance to relocate but only four decided to move to the Midlands.

Renault centre
Most workers opted not to relocate
Designed by Sir Norman Foster, the building has been a prominent landmark in Swindon since it was built in 1982.

Film star

The award-winning glass and steel structure featured in a Bond movie when it was used as a backdrop for A View To A Kill, starring Roger Moore, in 1984.

Wiltshire is a popular setting for Bond films - the county's Motorola factory masquerades as the headquarters for a Turkish oil company in The World is Not Enough.

The 25,000 square metre Renault centre has been sold to another company.

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