As we aim to adapt to working in both this very disruptive and fast changing time, our main priority is the safety and well-being of all our occupiers, staff and their families. From last week, we introduced strict measures in line with UK government advice and introduced new hygiene, social distancing and pre-meeting screening protocols in all our workplaces as well as finding new ways to operate remotely. The facilities management teams are working shift patterns in between the office and home. They are still fully contactable on all the usual phone numbers: https://www.hillingtonpark.com/contact/.
Finally we would like to express our sympathies to everyone who has been affected and continues to be affected by the COVID-19 virus. We would also like to show our support to the key workers including doctors, nurses and teachers who are working tirelessly across the country.
The new site will operate under the Harry Fairbairn name, selling BMW and MINI cars.
Located just off the M8 at Junction 26, the new branch will also feature a workshop, as well as on-site smart repair and valet facilities.
The nine-acre site will house a 5600-sqm, two-storey branch, with BMW and MINI showrooms situated across both levels featuring more than 45 new prestige vehicles, with a further 150 Approved Used vehicles on show in the branch’s external forecourt.
The branch’s new 28-bay workshop, which will specialise in maintaining BMW’s top-of-the-line ‘M’ range, will be accessed through a covered customer service driveway, which links through to the showroom to give the customer a fresh experience when they arrive to drop off their car for a service. All branch features are designed to BMW, MINI and Harry Fairbairn’s highest standards to promote a premium experience for the customer.
It’s expected the new branch’s completion – featuring an independent building for smart repair, internal dry valet facilities, and a bespoke LED-lit turntable to photograph cars – will lead to the creation of more than 30 new jobs. New opportunities that will be available include vehicle technicians, vehicle preparation staff, and roles in sales, administration and management.
Derek Cuthbertson, Arnold Clark’s Group Estates Manager, said: ‘The Projects Team have been working hard on the plans for the past two months and the designs simply look amazing. We’ve handpicked the best consultants throughout the UK for this project, and Sue Morris, our own in-house Project Manager, is coordinating all activities to ensure we produce one of the best BMW/MINI branches in the country.
‘Going forward, the plan is for the construction phase to begin in Spring 2020, and we’re aiming for practical completion of the site next summer.’
Grant Edmondson, Hillington Park’s Commercial Director, said: ‘We were delighted to conclude a successful land transaction with Arnold Clark that will facilitate this exciting new development, and add another prestigious name to Hillington Park’s automotive sector.’