Aston Martin heritage specialist Nicholas Mee & Company will be expanding and relocating to a new multi-million pound purpose-built facility in the first quarter of 2018.
The new two-acre site in rural Hertfordshire will be a centre of excellence for the heritage marque and provide a destination experience for both existing Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts, according to the independent retailer currently based at Brackenbury House, Goldhawk Road, London.
Nicholas Mee & Co will be building on its current skilled workforce, whilst understanding that to deliver excellence to customers, it said, as part of a relocation will create "numerous employment opportunities across technical, specialist activities and aftersales functions".
Company founder and managing director Nicholas Mee said: “As the classic car world continues to evolve, this expansion is in direct response to the needs of both our clients and ourselves.
"The relocation to our new site will strengthen the companies ‘long term’ position and plans, within an industry which has recently been valued to be worth £5.5 billion pounds annually to the UK economy.
“Aiming to double the current level of employees, we are excited to be developing a new world-class and state-of-the-art heritage facility, in a desirable location.
"It’s exciting to be expanding our skilled workforce and further enhancing our available services, to existing customers and the many Aston Martin owners and collectors worldwide seeking expert services and advice.”
Nicholas Mee & Company's new facility will incorporate state-of-the-art facilities with a show hall and gallery that can be configured for private and larger events as well as expansive workshop areas to house more in-house specialists, such as trimmers, fabricators and engineers, while the additional buildings will provide scope for the business to increase its stock holding of heritage parts, the business said in a statement.