Dick Lovett has started construction of a new £16 million flagship Porsche dealership in Newport.
The 7000m2 curve-fronted space has been designed by Pier Architecture and will feature a two-storey, glass-clad and porcelain-floored car showroom as well as a new workshop.
The showroom will have space for 48 cars and the workshop 23 cars.
A car lift is being installed to move cars quickly to the first floor of the showroom.
Solar panels on the composite roof will aid powering the building.
EV chargers will also be fitted – both for customers visiting the workshop and as part of Porsche’s wider EV charging network.
Exterior cladding will incorporate red strip lighting, which features a “night-time mode”.
The project is due to be completed by the end of February 2024.
Rebecca Maloney from Dick Lovett, said: “We aspire to be the best in the industry and meeting that ambition means combining our passion for cars and motorbikes with a deep understanding of the needs of the modern motorist.
“This latest Porsche dealership demonstrates our continued investment in the provision of the very best when it comes to sales and service technology – a genuine destination facility. We look forward to inviting our customers to experience it.”
The new build site is being carried out by Beard Construction.
Beard’s Bristol director Matt Cooper said: “Both Beard and Dick Lovett are family-run businesses with a proud history of being part of the communities they serve.
"Having just completed a BMW dealership for Dick Lovett in Melksham, it’s great to be working with the company again on this impressive new building in Newport."
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