Westover Group has opened the doors of its new £7.5m Jaguar Land Rover service centre in Christchurch ahead of the creation of a new ARCH Concept dealership in the area.
The new facility, on Bailey Drive, stands on a three-acre plot and will provide service, MOT and general aftersales support the vehicle maintenance needs of Jaguar and Land Rover owners in the Dorset and Christchurch area by boosting the group's capacity by 100%.
Alongside its 29 vehicle bays, the facility also holds two EV bays and 172 dedicated customer spaces in the compound area, making it the largest JLR aftersales facility aside from its own operation in Coventry.
Westover Group’s operational director, Peter Walker, said: “We’re making a significant investment in both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in Dorset and we’re really proud that phase one of our £12 million redevelopment project for the brands is now complete.
“We have a spectacular workshop that future-proofs our facilities and puts us way ahead of the competition in terms of the level and efficiency of service we can offer our customers.
“Our technicians were almost speechless when they first saw the finished workshop! We hope all our visitors will be equally impressed.”
Jaguar Land Rover UK’s customer service director, Andrew, West said: "This is a fantastic new state-of-the-art Jaguar Land Rover aftersales facility that Westover has created in Christchurch.
"Capacity has increased by 100% over the previous sites, so it's created a number of key technician and aftersales roles in the area, too.
"The new facility has been designed to deliver the very highest levels of customer service, to look after the significant increase in Jaguar Land Rover owners in the Christchurch and Dorset area.
"I'm extremely proud of this new facility from the Westover Group and would like to congratulate Paul Dillon, Westover’s managing director, and his team for this outstanding new investment."
The next stage of Westover’s investment in its Jaguar Land Rover business will see a brand-new, joint-branded showroom created on the site of the old Land Rover dealership.
Work is already underway and is due for completion in early 2019. A temporary showroom has been created just a few metres away and is clearly signposted.