Motorline Group has seen work get underway on its new £8.5 million showroom and service facility for its Nissan and Skoda franchises in Dartford.
Set to open in 2017, the 12-car Nissan and 10-car Skoda showrooms will replace the Princes Road facility and are being built on a 2.5 acre site at The Bridge, a 264-acre mixed-use development adjacent to the Dartford Crossing.
In a joint statement, Paul Stapylton and Tony Jones, operations directors at Motorline for their respective brands, said: “This is an exciting time for both brands as they will be represented in some of the best facilities available in the industry.
“Our new sites at The Bridge are in a great location and when the modern, latest brand corporate identities are completed they will offer our Skoda and Nissan customers a superior facility to view the range of vehicles or of course work within a very comfortable environment whilst their car is in our care.”
Glen Obee, Motorline Group chairman, added: “We are delighted that work has started on these dealerships at what will be a landmark development in the Thames Gateway.
“We look forward to welcoming customers and building relationships with the local community when it opens in early 2017.”
> Motorline operations directors Paul Stapylton (left) and Tony Jones (right) at the new Motorline Dartford site