Huawei lands site for Cambridge R&D base

Huawei's logo displayed on a stand at Mobile World Congress 2015 Barcelona

Chinese firm at centre of espionage controversy buys land for R&D campus.

The tech company bought the site in Sawston in an off-market deal from US biotechnology firm Northwest Biotherapeutics (NWBio) for £37.5m.

As part of the deal, NWBio leased back an 87,000 sq ft manufacturing facility on a 20-year lease and retained ownership of 17 acres of land.

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