National main contractor MCS Group is celebrating after completing the construction of a major new Peugeot Citroen and DS Automobiles car dealership in London.
Warwick-based MCS Group has delivered a four-storey dealership for new and used cars, on behalf of Robins & Day, on a high profile site at Chiswick, London, where the M4 motorway joins Chiswick High Road and Gunnersbury Avenue.
MCS Group was awarded the £12 million construction contract by the PSA-owned dealer group, whichoperates 62 new vehicle franchises from 40 locations across the UK.
The development includes a ground floor workshop and used car showroom. A new car showroom occupies the first floor, with offices on the second floor, and staff parking and vehicle storage on the third floor.
The building almost fills the entire 3,200 sq metre site, with a narrow strip of land reserved at the front of the showroom to display used vehicles.
MCS Group commercial director Rob Townsend said: “This has been a fantastic project and we’ve overcome some serious challenges, largely associated with the site being adjacent to a very busy intersection of vital roads leading to the centre of London. Thanks to a very high level of teamwork from all of the partners involved, the project made excellent progress and we’ve delivered a very high quality dealership on behalf of Robins & Day.”
James Weston, CEO at Robins & Day, said: “This site is very important to Robins & Day because it has been a very successful trading location for us for the past 30 years. Coming along the M4, you can see all the other car dealerships that have prominent buildings and we wanted to make this, at the end of the run, the most prominent one of them all. We’ve achieved that and more, and we’re looking forward to trading here very successfully for many years.”
He added: “We pride ourselves on developing the best premises which, when combined with our top calibre employees and management teams, ensure we can provide excellent levels of service to all our customers across the country.”
The construction team included architects Scaramanga Design, structural engineer AKS Ward Ltd, mechanical & electrical engineers Hannaford Upright and quantity surveyors HCT Construction Consultants.
MCS Group has built and refurbished more than 300 car dealershipssince its inception in 2003. The Warwickshire-based company has worked on a string of high-profile projects for the likes of Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Porsche, McLaren and Jaguar Land Rover. The ambitious constructor has enjoyed a period of sustained growth in delivering projects across the motor retail, industrial, storage and distribution sectors.