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Marshall closes former Land Rover dealership in Halesworth

Marshall Motor Group has closed its former Hammonds Group Land Rover site at Halesworth following a “strategic review” of the business.

The East Anglian Daily Times reported that 21 jobs would be put at risk by the closure of the facility, on Norwich Road, which was acquired as a Land Rover dealership from the Hammond Group back in 2014 but has since become an authorised repairer and used car centre.

Three members of staff had been deployed to Marshall’s new Dual Arch Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) dealership facility at Futura Park in Ipswich.

In a statement issued to the EADT, Marshall franchise director, Shaun Allen, said that a strategic review of the site had led to the decision to close its doors on November 15.

The group said that it would be handing the site back to its landlord “in due course”.

Marshall continues to operate a number of JLR retail and service loactions in the region, with facilities at Bedford, Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge, Ipswich, Lincoln, Melton Mowbray, Newbury, Oxford and Peterborough.​

The EADT reported that Hammonds Group had represented Land Rover in Halesworth for 23 years prior to its acquisition by Marshall in 2014.

At the time, all 42 staff employed at the site were retained by the top AM100 retail group.

Back in 2014, AM reported that the addition of the Hammond business would take the number of Marshall Land Rover dealerships to six and is part of a wider strategic development to represent Land Rover in Suffolk.

Daksh Gupta, Marshall chief executive, said: “Halesworth Land Rover is a great business which will turn over £30 million this year and has a first class team whom we look forward to welcoming to Marshall.”

Marshall now represents JLR at eight franchised locations.

 

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