How big is it, how many jobs has it created and when does it open: All you need to know about Preston's new Porsche showroom

Passing motorists may have seen rapid progress on this major Preston building project - here are the latest updates

Saturday, 22nd December 2018, 2:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:53 pm
The new Bowker Group Porsche Centre

What’s happening?

Work is progressing on the new Bowker Motor Group Porsche Centre in Preston.

What is the latest?

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The new Bowker Group Porsche Centre

Motorists passing the site on Watery Lane can see the new 43,000 square feet Porsche Centre taking shape.

When is it due to open?

The building is scheduled to open in Spring 2019.There are 50 people working on site and that number will increase in the new year.

Preston-based Warden Construction Limited are the project’s main building contractors.

The new Bowker Group Porsche Centre

And the designs were prepared by Preston-based architects Cassidy and Ashton.It will feature a 35-car showroom and a 13-bay workshop.

There will be two customer handover bays; two direct dialogue bays which enable service advisors to demonstrate scope of technical work from every perspective; and, also EV charging points with DC charge.

Porsche Centre Preston will become the eighth member of the Bowker Motor Group portfolio, which includes Bowker BMW and MINI in Blackburn and Preston; and Bowker Harley-Davidson and Motorrad in Preston.