JCT600 has started a £2 million redevelopment of its Lincoln Audi dealership on Doddington Road, Lincoln to bring it in line with the German brand’s latest showroom design.
Work at the two acre site is expected to be completed by spring next year.
The redevelopment will include an extension, doubling the size of the existing showroom and customer areas which will incorporate a dedicated first floor service lounge as well as two vehicle handover rooms. The completed site will have room for over 80 new and used cars.
Mark Taylor, group property director at family-owned JCT600, said: “One of the most unusual features will be a ‘customer private lounge’ concept which incorporates a relaxed interactive touch screen experience, enabling the customer to design their own new car.”
All departments at Lincoln Audi will be open as usual during the redevelopment, housed in neighbouring offices and in temporary on site accommodation.
Audi Lincoln has operated for over 20 years and employs 100 staff. JCT600 is a £1 billion turnover business with 50 dealerships throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and the North East and represents Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW/Mini, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Vauxhall and Volkswagen.
Bradford-based retailer JCT600 reported record revenues of £1.025 billion in the year to December 31, 2014, an increase of 13% from the previous year’s total sales of £906 million.
Operating profit before goodwill and exceptionals rose by 14% to £23.2m in 2014, thanks largely to the firm’s continued expansion, with gross margins almost static at 11.7% (11.8% in 2013).