Construction is to start on a state-of-the-art Aston Martin dealership on the former Ford Transit factory in Southampton.
A £1.7 million land purchase by commercial property consultancy Vail Williams LLP, on behalf of automotive retailer Harwoods Group, signalled the green light for the building at Swaythling.
Harwoods owns dealerships across the South of England, partnering with premium marques such as Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Jaguar and Land Rover. The new showroom will open in Spring 2020, and several skilled roles will be recruited for, which will benefit the local and wider community.
The Aston Martin dealership will be located next to Mountpark Southampton, a premier new industrial and logistics development with seven units totalling 554,480 sq ft.