MCS Group awarded Ferrari showroom contract

An artist's impression of the new Ferrari dealership in Leeds.

National main contractor MCS Group has won a contract to deliver a spectacular new £9 million showroom for one of the world’s leading supercar brands.

Midlands-based MCS Group has been appointed by leading dealership chain JCT600 to build a stand alone, two-storey retail centre for Ferrari in Leeds.

Under the £5.7 million construction contract, MCS Group will also build an adjacent specialist vehicle preparation and repair centre.

The showroom will be only the third in the UK to sport Ferrari’s latest corporate identity, creating an art gallery-style experience with a focus on the use of multi-media and improved customer interaction.

The project represents a £9m capital investment – the highest value project ever to be undertaken by the Yorkshire-based automotive retailer – and will create a number of new jobs. Work is due to start on the development later this month (February), with completion expected in late summer 2020.

Once completed, the Ferrari Leeds showroom will move from its current home at JCT600 Brooklands in Lower Wortley, to the new site on City West Business Park, The Boulevard.

Tom Armstrong, brand director for JCT600’s specialist brands says: “Having partnered with Ferrari for nearly 40 years, we are proud to be building one of the first showrooms in the UK to sport the iconic marque’s latest stylish corporate identity.

“The coveted prancing horse is known as much for elegance and design as for the outstanding performance and this new facility will complement the vehicles as well as providing the best possible environment for customers to enjoy the Ferrari purchase and ownership experience. Our investment in this landmark facility is a further demonstration of our commitment and trust in the brand – Ferrari remains one of our flagship car marques and has proved to be enduringly popular with our customers.”

MCS Group commercial manager Nick Green said: “We’re excited at being awarded the contract to deliver what will be a spectacular showroom for Ferrari and JCT600. We’ve got almost two decades of experience in building outstanding dealerships for some of the world’s top motoring brands and this one promises to be something very special.”

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.