Multi-million-pound eco-friendly dealership opens in Leeds

Time 2:37 pm, October 20, 2016

EVANS Halshaw has opened an eco-friendly Vauxhall dealership in Leeds.

The construction team Caddick Construction began work at the site on the corner of Gelderd Road and Leeds City Ring Road at the start of January, and completed the project on time in September.

The spacious 20,000 sq ft dealership houses a showroom, reception area, office space, workshop, valet and parts department. The project has also achieved a Very Good Breeam (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating, as did the group’s Stratstone BM/Mini building next door, thanks to low-energy and high-efficiency lighting and high-efficiency heat pumps to heat and cool the showroom. Photovoltaics on the roof contribute to 10 per cent of the energy requirement, and solar-controlled glazing panels in the showroom minimise solar gain.

John Cooke, dealer principal at Evans Halshaw Vauxhall Leeds, said: ‘We’re really excited to open this new venture in Leeds, providing a state-of-the-art customer experience. The high-quality design of the dealership mixed with cutting-edge Vauxhall models and our dedicated team of experts means we’re confident our dealership will go from strength to strength. I look forward to welcoming customers both old and new.’

Managing director at Caddick Construction Andrew Murray added: ‘We’re proud to add this Vauxhall facility to the list of state-of-the-art auto dealerships that we’ve delivered over the last few years. The project has been a fantastic opportunity to enhance our portfolio of automotive construction work, and working once again with Pendragon, the UK’s leading automotive retailer, has been a pleasure.’

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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