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Greenham airbase earmarked for hi-tech business
Cruise missiles leave Greenham Common airbase
Cruise missiles leave Greenham Common in its days as an airbase
An ex-US airforce command centre in Berkshire is to be turned into a top security home for e-commerce businesses.

The development - on the former Greenham Common Airbase - is a joint venture between the Greenham Common Trust and a private company.

The command centre was once the nerve-centre of US airforce operations at the airbase - which was made redundant from military operations in 1992.

During the 1980s, the airbase was the centre of world-famous peace vigils against the housing of nuclear weapons at the site.

Business park

Using top security systems from its military days, the centre will now house computer servers for firms that run websites.

The venture is part of the overall development of the former airbase into a business park.

New Greenham Park has been developed by the Greenham Common Trust to secure the future of the land.

Once the airbase was no longer being used for military purposes, local people formed the trust and bought the land in 1997 to safegaurd its future.



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