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JCT600 opens ‘green’ showroom with Hull Audi

10 Steve Kirby, head of business at JCT600’s Hull Audi dealership

JCT600 has completed the 12 month redevelopment of its Hull Audi dealership with new energy management and sustainability features.

The dealership features a building management control system that lets JCT600’s management team at the site to monitor energy use, even with the feature of being able to automatically control the window blinds on the roof based on the weather.

The showroom roof features solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and able to generate its own electricity and sell any surplus back to the national grid.  Energy and water consumption is closely monitored and daily reports are provided to check on overuse or wastage.

The sustainable design also features almost all LED lights, including external lighting.

The project began in November 2012 with the acquisition of a 3.4 acre site on Saxon Way, Priory Park, opposite JCT600’s existing Audi dealership.

Buildings on the new site, formerly part of KCom, were demolished and Hull-based PDR Construction started work on JCT600’s new dealership.

The redevelopment has created 15 new jobs.

The new expanded facilities also include a 12 car showroom incorporating the latest Audi technology including vehicle configuration tools that let customers build a virtual car and view it in 3D on an 80-inch screen in a private room.

The showroom has a customer lounge and a children’s play area downstairs as well as a second lounge on the first floor, featuring office work stations with printing and scanning facilities, as part of the after sales area.

The new Hull Audi also has display space for 70 used vehicles; a 16 bay workshop with MoT facilities; and new five bay valeting facilities.

Steven Kirby, head of business at JCT600’s Hull Audi dealership, said: “The popularity of the Audi brand meant that we had simply outgrown our former premises.

“This has been a huge and complex project which has created a fantastic, spacious and high tech showroom for Audi customers which will greatly improve their experience when they visit us.”

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