Dealer group Robins & Day has closed a well-known Peugeot showroom in Bristol for good.
The dealership in Temple Meads, Bristol, which included a showroom and a large servicing workshop, closed on Sunday, February 28, according to the Bristol Post.
Peugeot UK told Car Dealer the decision to close Bristol Templegate’s doors for good was part of ‘consolidation activities’ for it dealerships in ‘metropolitan areas’.
It’s believed no jobs have been lost in the closure, with staff being transferred to Robins & Day’s Cribbs Causeway showroom, some 12 miles away.
Meanwhile, customers have been told showroom and servicing operations have been consolidated at the Cribbs Causeway branch on Lysander Road, Patchway, Bristol.
General manager Ky Hunter expressed his thanks to customers and pointed them to the Cribbs Causeway dealership in the future.
‘The decision to close this site is not one that we have taken lightly and is a consequence of our constantly evolving business strategy,’ he said.
‘It has been a pleasure to serve our loyal customers here at Bristol Templegate and we hope that you will continue your journey with Robins & Day at Peugeot Bristol Cribbs Causeway, just a short journey away.’
The Templegate showroom is a well-known landmark in the city, thanks to it being prominently situated on the A4 Bath Road.
A Peugeot UK spokesperson said: ‘Robins & Day are an integral part of the group structure and, as such, must remain focussed on being the benchmark for the respective Peugeot, Citroen, DS Automobiles and Vauxhall networks.
‘Our strategy is to consolidate our activities within the key metropolitan areas in order to maximise the quality of representation in these locations. It is essential that we review our network on a continual basis to assess the viability of updating, renewing or relocating facilities where required.’
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