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Car dealer Peter Vardy to open new used car supermarket in Scotland

Peter Vardy Carstore

Scottish car dealer Peter Vardy has revealed plans for a new used car centre, under its CarStore brand.

About 70 jobs will be created when the store in Dundee opens at the Dunsinane Industrial Estate on the Kingsway, expected early 2017.

“After the success of CarStore Glasgow, and the warmth with which it was welcomed by the car-buying public, it is a natural progression to bring this offering to another city,” group chief executive Peter Vardy told The Courier.

“The site we have chosen in Dundee is close to one of the major routes through the city and will provide easy access for people from Tayside and the whole of the east of Scotland to enjoy the CarStore experience.”

The 8.5 acre site was formerly home to the Valentines card and postcard factory which closed down more than 20 years ago.

Vardy’s said the plan was to create a “destination dealership”.

The Glasgow Hillington CarStore includes an on-site café for customers and high-tech displays, iPads, games consoles – and an ice cream van (pictured) - in the 75,000 sq-ft showroom.

The site in Glasgow stretches can accommodate more than 500 vehicles.

It sold around 3,500 cars in its first year of operation and that figure will increase to more than 4,000 this year – a total of around 11 car sales every single day.

This helped the CarStore centre to win a 2015 AM Awards for sales team of the year.

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