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SW Car Supermarket plans 700-car Peterborough site

SW Car Supermarket, Peterborough

An independent used car supermarket has hatched plans to expand its facilities to accommodate 700 cars following its move to a new 3.7-acre site.

SW Car Supermarket has moved onto a former Anglian Water depot and adjacent land on Padholme Road, Peterborough, from a site at nearby Savile Road, and currently has accommodation for 500 vehicles.

But SW Car Supermarket managing director Anton Khan said that he has plans to develop the new site, on which it has already created an associated showroom, workshop and valeting facilities.

Khan said: “We are very excited by this move which should lead to a further strong growth of our company.

"We were a larger player already in the Peterborough used car market but the move to this site on Padholme Road East with passing traffic will increase our profile hugely.

"Once works to the former Anglian Water building are completed we should have 700 motor vehicles of car space bays and alternative capacity to service and repair 20 cars on site at any one time within our bespoke workshops.

“We expect to increase our staffing on site by the end of this year to 50 people."

Richard Jones, director at Barker Storey Matthews' Peterborough office, which sold the site, said: "The balance of the site comprising the Anglian Water premises was purchased on 3 February 2017 and will be refurbished over the next six months to create a prestige showroom and large workshop facility linked to the car sales site."

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