Flagship Jaguar and Volvo showrooms are due to open in Glasgow.
Plans have been unveiled for two brand new retail spaces in the city as part of a major multi-million-pound investment package designed to support demand for premium driving. A grand opening is expected in mid-2017, with 100 jobs being created.
To be built on a 4.8-acre site at Hillington Park, Glasgow, the new flagship Jaguar and Volvo showrooms will be a key city gateway location close to the M8.
This represents a real vote of confidence in Glasgow and in the Jaguar and Volvo brands which are among the fastest-growing retail brands in the world. The dealerships will be managed and operated by Lookers’ Taggarts Motor Group division in Scotland.
Gordon Haining, Franchise Director, Lookers plc, said:
“Glasgow and Scotland has long been part of Lookers’ success and we are delighted to make further significant investments which help to support our long-term growth in the region.
“To demonstrate our commitment to leadership and excellence in the market, these new, state-of-the-art facilities will showcase the Jaguar and Volvo brands in stunning, spacious surroundings designed to transform the customer experience.”
The new Jaguar showroom space will complement the car brand’s exciting retail investment strategy plans which includes a programme of new-look stylish, clean-looking, ultra-modern dealerships which include comfortable lounge-style waiting areas with free wi-fi, alongside drive-in covered service departments.
The Jaguar retailer will also incorporate the introduction of the standout ‘ARCH’ retail concept design which is based on exceptional architectural innovation and which will set the iconic building apart in the area. With the customer journey at its heart, these re-imagined dealerships are warm, eye-catching and refined – and are designed to complement the brand perfectly.
Separately, a standalone new Volvo showroom will add to its major investment plans at the Hillington Park site, and will incorporate a new customer-focused, Swedish-inspired contemporary retail space created using cutting-edge design techniques, concepts and environmentally-sound materials and processes.
Designed around Volvo’s new corporate identity, the new ultra-modern facility has been designed to ensure that customers feel totally relaxed and at ease in an environment that informs and provides flexible waiting, working and assessment areas.