International motor brands move to Hillington Park

International motor brands move to Hillington Park

Three international motor industry brands are moving onto Hillington Park, one of Scotland’s largest business estates, as part of a £10m commercial development by Park owners Patrizia UK and two of Scotland’s most ambitious motorcycle retailers.

Ducati Glasgow, Triumph Glasgow and West Coast Harley-Davidson will occupy two new, purpose built showroom and service facilities due to open in the early part of 2017. 

Specialist construction and fit-out company, Pacific Building, which is also based at Hillington Park between Glasgow and Paisley, has secured the £4m contract to build and fit-out the new premises.

It is expected that up to 50 new jobs will be created as a result of the new development, including additional retail and servicing staff and those involved in construction stage. 

The two highly visible 18,000 sq ft facilities will see Rogers, Rees & Robins Motor Group, trading as Ducati Glasgow, move from their current premises in the city’s Great Western Road and encompass the Triumph brand under one roof in one of the purpose built facilities.

West Coast Harley-Davidson will move from its North Street site at Glasgow’s Charing Cross and occupy the other, it is anticipated that 20,000 customers will visit the new ‘motorcycle village’ in its first full year of operation.

Both dealerships have experienced significant growth over the last five years and have found their city centre stores to be restrictive to their growth plans.

The new dealerships will be built simultaneously in a prime position next to the M8 motorway and at the entrance to Hillington Park.

The showrooms will begin construction from by the end of May 2016 and are expected to be completed by early 2017.

Martin Rees, managing director of Rogers, Rees & Robins Ltd, said: “We identified the need to move to bigger premises in 2012 and have been planning this incredibly exciting prospect since then.

“Hillington Park meets every requirement we had for the next growth phase of our business; a hugely visible, state-of-the-art facility housing two brands in plenty of space with a 50 space car park in one of the busiest shopping areas of Glasgow.

“We have the added advantage of positioning ourselves next to our colleagues at West Coast Harley-Davidson which will help us create a fantastic attraction for bikers and non bikers alike.”

Don Rutherford, managing director of West Coast Harley-Davidson said: “We’ve been looking to expand our operation for some time now so to tie in this exciting development alongside Ducati and Triumph is a fantastic opportunity that will provide Scotland with a real class leading hub for bikers.

“Once complete our building will be one of the largest Harley-Davidson dealerships in Europe.  Our team are really excited to showcase this renowned brand in such a high profile location” 

Jamie Cumming, commercial director of Hillington Park, said: “This is incredibly exciting for Hillington Park; not only have some of the most iconic brands in the motor industry chosen Hillington Park as the place to expand their businesses but it also sees our planned move into a major development phase on one of central Scotland’s most highly visible and sought after pieces of commercial land now well underway. 

“It is also very pleasing to see that Pacific Building, a growing company based here at Hillington Park, has won the contract to build the new showrooms.”