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Vertu given planning permission for Leeds Land Rover dealership

2 Farnell Land Rover Leeds - artists impression

Vertu Motors has been given planning permission to build a £7.5 million Land Rover dealership in Leeds.

Trading as Farnells, the 90,000sq-ft centre is being relocated from Hunslet to the north of the city on the Sheepscar interchange later this year.

The site was previously a BMW dealership.

The new development will have a ‘drive-through’ service reception and drop-off enclosure.

It will also have an in-house bistro serving customers hot and cold food throughout the day.

The three-storey building will house an additional upstairs showroom for premium models and a workshop, accommodating 27 vehicles.

Additionally, a regular VIP Range Rover shuttle service will regularly operate between the major Leeds shopping areas and the new dealership enabling convenience for customers.

Farnell Land Rover, which has operated in the Yorkshire region for 65 years, has already begun to grow its 100-strong team to support the move into the newly-built site later this year.                                                                  

Jatinder Aujla, group operations director at Farnell Land Rover, said of the relocation: “Land Rover has experienced unprecedented growth and we are determined to maintain this momentum by building a facility that will be a true 'destination' site for our Farnell customers."

"Indeed, it will be more than just a car showroom.

“We will display almost 40 vehicles inside over three-storeys, offering our customers a huge variety of specifications and customisation options. 

“Our dedicated team will be on hand to offer specialist purchasing advice to all our customers and we’ll be encouraging them to make the most of the state-of-the-art facilities.”

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