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Americans bid for Renault factory
The building
The building has been empty since 2001
An American electronics company has put in a bid to redevelop the Renault factory in Swindon, which has been empty since 2001.

The Chinese government had been exploring the possibility of using the building to handle exports and imports but recently pulled out.

Now a US company may use the building for electronics assembly.

Estate agent Paul Whitmarsh told the BBC that he was unable to disclose the name of the interested party.

A View To A Kill

But he said: "It would be good to see the building re-occupied for the purpose which it was built."

The distinctive building was designed by Sir Norman Foster and opened in 1982.

In 2001, Renault moved its workers out of the plant and closed its operations there.

The listed structure featured in Bond film A View To A Kill in 1984.

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