Astle BMW in Grimsby is undergoing a £600,000 refurbishment programme that will transform it into a flagship dealership and create new jobs.
Construction work at the Laceby Road showroom started at the beginning of February and will take approximately 18 weeks to complete.
The refurbishment will happen in three stages, starting with a new Mini showroom followed by a new parts building, which will be an extension on the side of the existing building, and lastly the main showroom.
Dealer principal Paul Wooding said despite the dramatic changes that will be taking place at the dealership it’ll be open for business as usual.
Wooding said: “Contractor Gusto Construction has planned the works so as to cause as little disruption to customers as possible.
“Once the refurbishment is com-plete it’ll be a lot easier for visitors to park so if there is any inconvenience in the short-term it’ll be worth it in the end.
"The improvements we’re making will enable us to offer an even better service to our customers and stock more vehicles on site giving them more choice.
“The Mini showroom in particular will be a lot bigger an undoubtedly we’ll need to take on more staff.
“We hope the refurbishment programme will be finished by the summer and we’ll be holding an official opening party to celebrate the end of the building work and welcome customers new and old to our flagship dealership.”
As well as better access, the new showroom will have a customer handover bay which will allow customers to drive their new car straight out of the showroom.
Improvements to the showroom also include a specialist workshop
and four vehicle valet bay.
Gusto Construction, of Collingham, near Newark, has been appointed to undertake the building work.
Astle BMW is part of Crystal Motor Group, headed by managing director Mike Baldry.