Work has begun on a brand new, cutting edge Porsche Centre in Teesside, which is scheduled to open early next summer serving customers across the region including County Durham, North Yorkshire and the North East. The development adds to the current 36-strong Porsche Centre network in the UK and Ireland, and demonstrates a major investment in the Porsche brand and in Teesside.
The redevelopment of the two existing buildings, which is expected to take eight months to complete, will create a 15 car showroom plus capacity for 40 pre-owned vehicles.
Customers will be able to enjoy a variety of new facilities and improved services including:
- nine bay workshop
- MOT bay
- four wheel alignment bay and ‘driver assist’ calibration bay
- Porsche Direct Dialogue bay supporting quick, on-the-spot diagnosis
- Executive lounge area
- ‘kids zone’ complete with iPads and gaming pod
- ‘Smart Energy’ building management system and full LED lighting
The 35,707sq ft new centre will offer the full range of Porsche services including new and pre-owned Porsche Approved car sales, servicing, parts, a service loan fleet and a full range of Porsche demonstrators. In addition, local delivery and collection will ensure any servicing or repairs are conducted with minimal inconvenience to the customer.
John Tordoff, chief executive, says: “We have enjoyed a long and productive relationship with Porsche and are proud to be working with the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer to develop a new presence for the prestigious marque in Teesside.
“For over two years, we have been searching for a site where we can showcase the stunning range of Porsche models and believe this prime location, just outside Stockton and close to the A66, will give customers throughout North Yorkshire and the North East easier access to sales and servicing of Porsche cars. The new centre will also have a positive impact on the region bringing such a high quality business to the area and is expected to create 30 new jobs.”
Tom Armstrong, Porsche brand director, says “Naturally, work will commence over the coming months on the recruitment of a high calibre, industry leading team that reflects the brand values of such a prestigious marque, and has a natural desire to deliver customer satisfaction of the highest standard. We will be holding a number of recruitment days in the area towards the end of 2016 and start of 2017."
Added: 01 November 2016