P&A Wood has opened a £2.5m new car dealership, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Stansted, in Great Easton, Essex.
More than 2,000 customers and guests attended an event on June 1 that also marked 50 years of P&A Wood as one of the world's most respected authorities on the restoration and maintenance of heritage Rolls-Royce motor cars.
A cavalcade showcasing some of the finest Rolls-Royce's from the marque's early days to the latest model, Wraith, kicked off the proceedings.
Guests were also treated to fly-pasts, craftsmanship displays and tours of P&A Wood's world-renowned pre-war and post-war car restoration workshops.
Broadcaster and P&A Wood customer Chris Evans shared the honours with Paul and Andy Wood in a special ribbon cutting to mark the official opening of the new showroom.
The new showroom, named Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Stansted, and coachworks department are located next to the original site.
The development represents a £2.5 million investment by P&A Wood.
It has a glass-fronted showroom space, a customer Bespoke lounge equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment for customers wishing to commission highly personal, one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce motor cars, plus an official accessories shop.
"The investment P&A Wood has made in this remarkable facility represents a new and exciting chapter for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Stansted. The new showroom and adjacent coachworks and restoration workshops are shining examples of our dealer's commitment to providing an exceptional level of service to every Rolls-Royce customer," said James Crichton, regional director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Europe.
"The thousands of people who have joined us from around the world to witness the inauguration of this new showroom is testament to founders' Paul and Andy Wood's globally renowned reputation for engineering, craftsmanship and customer service excellence."
With an enthusiastic 67-strong team, P&A Wood is the only Rolls-Royce authorised accident repair agent for the UK and specialises in sales, service and spare parts for the entire range of models, from 1904 onwards.
"Customer satisfaction has always been the focus at P&A Wood and we take great pride that everyone who comes through our doors receives the same level of consistent service and support - it will be no different for those who visit our new showroom," explained Georgina Wood, P&A Wood's Rolls-Royce brand manager and daughter of founder Paul.
"My father and my uncle have achieved so much in 50 years and our new, exceptionally high quality premises not only showcases our move into the 21st century but it also separates the classic from the current. It will play a significant role in bringing the Rolls-Royce brand to more customers and enthusiasts in Essex and beyond."
The exterior of the all-new facility was designed to mirror the original showroom and was built to Rolls-Royce's exacting brand identity guidelines with input from the brothers on some of the finer details.
This includes the use of natural elements such as stone sculptures and plants, elegant lighting and luxurious finishes and furnishings.