The Chinese government will turn a disused landmark building in Swindon into a trade centre.
The building has been empty since 2001
Swindon Borough Council has granted permission for a Chinese consortium to use the Renault building as an import-export centre.
Designed by Sir Norman Foster, the building was opened by a French minister in 1982 as a headquarters for Renault cars.
But in 2001, Renault moved its workers out and closed its operation there.
The listed and 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.
Swindon Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the deal.