Northern Ireland car dealer Charles Hurst Group has opened its new showroom designed exclusively for Aston Martin.
The investment, of almost £1 million made by the company adds an additional seven new jobs at the Boucher Road-based dealership, Belfast.
Officially opened by Aston Martin regional director, UK and South Africa, Marcus Blake, the news comes as Aston Martin prepares to take centre stage with the upcoming premiere of Spectre, the latest instalment in the James Bond franchise.
The Aston Martin DB10, designed and built exclusively for the film, was unveiled for the first time at the launch of the new showroom.
Charles Hurst – the only car retailer on the island of Ireland licensed to offer the brand – has constructed a retail unit featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a unique luxury interior.
Customers will have access to services such as the ‘configuration lounge’, where they can use their creativity and imagination to tailor their new vehicle to their own specification.
Colin McNab, operations director at Charles Hurst, said: “Our existing facilities already established across Northern Ireland have been complemented greatly by this exciting new dealership.
“Belfast is officially home to the ultimate in super-luxury motoring and Charles Hurst Group is proud to be opening this first-class retail unit to fulfil the needs of our loyal customers and potential owners.
“This new, £1 million facility has been completely transformed and delivers this on all fronts.”
Charles Hurst Group is a division of AM100 dealer Lookers. Charles Hurst covers 20 franchises across seven sites.