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16 June 2010, 13:08
One of Swindon’s most acclaimed pieces of modern industrial architecture, the award-winning building known as Spectrum designed by Lord Norman Foster, has a new occupant.
Spectrum, which was originally built as Renault’s UK parts distribution centre until they moved out in 2001, will be occupied by TS Tech (UK) Ltd. They have an automotive background and supply car seats to Honda. TS Tech will occupy the majority of the eye-catching Spectrum Building and have taken out a new six-year lease on the warehouse totalling some 210,000ft².
The warehouse - which featured in the James Bond film A View to A Kill - will be used for storing car seat components.
Alison Evenett, the production control department manager for TS Tech, said: “We are delighted to be using this remarkable and iconic building. It is in amazing condition, which is one of the main reasons we decided to relocate our warehousing there. A lot of money has been spent on it over the past four or five years and we are also investing money in the building.”
She also added "TS Tech had taken out a six-year lease, with a possible four-year extension. This shows our commitment to Swindon.”
Some workers will transfer to the Spectrum Building from the company’s previous sites, and further staff will be recruited.