Christchurch Borough Council has granted Westover Group permission to go ahead with the complete refurbishment of its Land Rover showroom on Barrack Road.
The current site will be transformed into a modern, dual-branded Jaguar Land Rover showroom - in line with the luxury car manufacturer’s unified design standards.
Building work is already underway to create vehicle workshops and a Service Centre on a stand-alone six acre plot near the showroom.
The new Westover Jaguar Land Rover Centre will feature an 18 car showroom accommodating seven of the newest models in the Jaguar range and 11 from Land Rover. There will also be a comfortable hospitality area with a barista bar and a specifically designed children’s area. Three new handover bays within the showroom will guarantee customers an exclusive hand-over experience when they come to collect their new car.
Customers dropping a car off for maintenance work will be welcomed at the Westover Jaguar Land Rover Service Centre, where there will also be relaxed seating, hot and cold drinks, newspapers and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Three acres of the Service Centre site will be allocated to parking, with 72 dedicated customer spaces making visits straightforward and hassle-free for customers. There will also be 27 service and MOT work bays and two dedicated electric vehicle stations at the new location, as well as upgraded car wash and valeting facilities.
“We’re really excited to have been granted planning approval and with the build now well underway, we have begun the count down until completion,” says Westover Group Managing Director, Paul Dillon. “The finished showroom will be stunning – sleek and modern and utterly in keeping with the look of the latest range of iconic cars from Jaguar Land Rover.
“Our teams will do their very best to minimise disruption for customers and we expect the impact to be limited due to a clever build schedule. However, we can provide home test drives as well as a collection and delivery service for anyone who prefers not to visit the showroom whilst work is underway.
“The level of investment we’re making reflects our commitment to Christchurch and our love of doing business here. We currently employ 55 local people and the new showroom will bring some additional employment opportunities to the area.”
Westover Jaguar will be relocating to Christchurch from its current location on West Quay Road in Poole.
To find out more about Westover Jaguar Land Rover, please explore the website or contact our teams in Christchurch or Salisbury.