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Williams Group begins development of £41m JLR, BMW and Mini Automotive Retail Centre

Williams Group managing director Nick Cook with Margaret Orton Williams, chairman, Williams Group

Williams Group has appointed Caddick Construction to develop its planned £41m flagship Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Mini Automotive Retail Centre near to the Manchester Trafford Centre.

Work on site at TraffordCity began on Monday (June 11) after Caddick Construction, part of family-run property and construction giant Caddick Group plc, was awarded the contract to deliver the project which will include a three-storey BMW showroom, two-storey Jaguar Land Rover showroom and single-storey MINI showroom.

The three dealerships will occupy what has been described by the group as “a high-profile”, 14.3-acre site opposite Event City and next to John Lewis at the Intu Trafford Centre.

Williams Group said that the development, which was designed by Wilmslow-based architects Taylor Design, is scheduled for completion in late summer 2019.

Williams Group managing director, Nick Cook, said: “Our vision includes a striking range of contemporary showrooms including the new Jaguar land Rover ARCH concept featuring a dual-branded showroom and service drive through for Jaguar and Land Rover. 

“Our stunning new flagship retail centre at this premium site will provide the perfect platform to display our range of prestige vehicles.”  

Along with the showroom space delivered as part of the Automotive Retail Centre, Caddick Construction will also deliver workshops, including service drive through for both centres, valet and car washing facilities together with roads and drainage works with the development.

The scheme is part of the wider TraffordCity redevelopment by Peel Land and Property to create a further 3.4 million square feet of retail, leisure and commercial space around Intu Trafford Centre.

Ian Threadgold, North West construction manager, Caddick Construction, said: “We have built an extensive portfolio of car showrooms and dealerships, which demonstrates the strength and capability of our teams working in partnership with clients in the automotive sector.

“We’re extremely proud of our long association with Manchester, where we are currently working on the landmark 34-storey Angel Gardens project in the city centre.

“Undertaking this major development enables us to continue contributing to its future prosperity by engaging with local suppliers as well as creating local job opportunities.”

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  • Dave JaVu - 18/09/2018 17:33

    £41m is a ridiculous amount to spend on facilities that will largely be out of date in the next 15 years. JLR have just gone a three day week and are pushing franchisees into these dumb decisions