Inchcape has been granted planning permission for a new twin-arch Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) dealership in Norwich.
Former chief executive of car retail group AM100, James Brearley, revealed plans for the sprawling two-story facility in a company profile published by AM last summer.
Designed to be developed on land off Cromer Road, Postwick, east Norwich, the new Hunter JLR showroom will be split into two areas, comprising the front of the house for customers and the rear of the house for the storage of personnel and vehicles.
This is not the only new JLR site being developed by Inchcape, which has also opened a new stand-alone service center in Guildford.
The Norwich Evening News reported that a design and access statement prepared by Taylor Design Architects for the Norwich concession planning application stated: “Hunters JLR Norwich will need to employ a wide range of additional staff as part of this investment proposal.
“It will provide Norwich with high quality technical employment opportunities, as well as apprenticeship and training roles for school and university graduates.”
Inchcape’s latest investment in JLR follows a group-wide restructuring reported in AM’s recent profile.
After a process that led to the sale of 20 concessions in the space of two years, the group is investing again in real estate.
It recently completed a new flagship Porsche Destination CI center in Bournemouth, and the company plans to open 20 new self-driving used-car retail businesses – each with an adjacent fast aftermarket offering – over the next few years. next three years.
The new division, dubbed bravoauto, already has businesses in Burton-on-Trent, Bolton, Chester, Cheltenham, Derby and Shrewsbury.