Leeds-based APP Construction is helping one of the UK's largest motor retailers expand its North West presence after starting work on a new £8m retail outlet in Bolton.
Farnell, which is owned by the UK's sixth largest motor retailer Vertu Motors plc, is creating a state-of-the-art showroom and workshop on the town's Higher Bridge Street, in a project expected to last almost a year.
The 5,700 sq ft scheme will create a three-storey modern workspace that is fit for purpose for the Farnell Jaguar Land Rover team who will relocate from their existing site in Farnworth once the project is complete.
It will comprise a showroom, workshop, MOT testing area, car wash and valet bays.
The project team also includes architect McBains Cooper, consulting structural and civil engineers Fairhurst,
APP Construction has recently completed a £3m Land Rover showroom and workshop in Pickering, North Yorkshire, and work is on-going in Cardiff on the new Stratstone Jaguar Land Rover dealership for Pendragon.
APP Construction director John White said: "Working on luxury schemes for the Jaguar Land Rover marques is always a pleasure.
“We're delighted to have secured this major scheme for Vertu Motors in Bolton that will create a superb addition to the existing showrooms on Higher Bridge Street."
Group property director at Vertu Motors plc, Andy Johnson said: "We're very pleased to be getting work underway at our new Farnell Jaguar Land Rover site in Bolton.
“We have chosen APP Construction as it has a strong reputation for delivering its projects on time and within budget, which is vital when undertaking a development of this size.
“The new location will add to our existing portfolio of dealerships within the Bolton area.”
APP Construction was established in Leeds in 2007 and works across areas including new build, fit-out and refurbishment across commercial, industrial and residential sectors.
Vertu Motors plc (which trades under the Bristol Street Motors, Macklin Motors, Vertu Toyota, Vertu Honda, Vertu Volkswagen, and Farnell Land Rover brands) was formed in late 2006 to acquire and consolidate UK motor retail businesses.
Since flotation in December 2006, the Group has established itself as a major player in the United Kingdom automotive retail sector, operating 124 outlets and representing 22 manufacturers across the UK.