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APP HEAD SOUTH TO BUILD FLAGSHIP FORDSTORE FOR VOSPERS

Leeds-based APP Construction has started work on a multi-brand car showroom facility in Exeter after being appointed to deliver the £10m project for leading South West car dealership Vospers.

The project, which is due for completion before the end of 2018, is the largest site at Matford Green Business Park. The 45,000 sq ft site will include a new Ford Store, just one of 60 flagship stores in the UK and will showcase the latest collection of exclusive Ford models such as Mustang, RS and Vignale. The Ford Store will also combine a dedicated Transit Centre.

Vospers will also have Mazda, Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo franchises on site, including a premium used-car showroom, valet and workshop facilities.

APP Construction director John White said: “We are excited to be working with Vospers and to begin this project in the South West.”

The project team also includes architect Dawson Williamson, structural engineers LB Design, and employers agent Dickson Powell Partnership.

Investing in our future: APP’s new head office

As APP’s first 10 years come to end the next decade begins with the opening of our new head office located in Leeds.

The APP team have been working tirelessly over the last few months to renovate the building and create a space that the company can be proud of.

We look forward to welcoming clients and partners to our new premises over the coming years.

APP in the news – Automotive Management online

“Vospers unite Ford, Mazda, Jeep, Fiat and Alfa Romeo at £10m Exeter dealership”.

Read the full article here.

APP CONSTRUCTION RACES AWAY WITH A CLUTCH OF CAR DEALERSHIP CONTRACTS

Leeds-based contractor APP Construction has secured over £15m worth of contracts including two new dealerships for car brands Jaguar, Ford and Mazda.

The wins come hot on the heels of the successful completion of a state-of- the-art £6m multi-franchise facility housing Vauxhall, Mazda and Kia for Perry’s in Preston.

APP’s new contracts will see the construction team start work this month at Crewe Gateway for Swansway on a £5m Jaguar dealership, due for completion in mid-January 2017, and next month in Nottingham for Midlands-based Sandicliffe Motors on a £5m Ford & Mazda showroom.

APP Director John White commented: “We’ve seen strong demand from the automotive sector for some time now and we’re confident that securing these latest schemes will further raise our profile with the bigger dealers and franchises.”

August also sees APP commence work in Sheffield for student accommodation owner and operator Empiric on a £4m seven storey 63 bedroom scheme due for completion in time for the new student intake in autumn 2017.

Photo caption: Leeds-based APP Construction has raced away with a £5m Jaguar dealership in Cheshire for car dealer Swansway Group.

APP completes 5th Skoda Dealership refurbishment

APP Construction have recently completed their fifth Skoda dealership refurbishment at Bickerton Skoda, Sheffield for Rainworth Motors

Following the success of remodelling with new corporate ID to DM Keith Skoda, Hull, Wakefield and Huddersfield and Sandiclffe Motors Nottingham; APP completed the fast track programme on time and on budget

Skoda has started rolling out a new corporate look across its dealer network as the brand targets another record year for its UK sales.

The new look has already been adopted by around 20 sites, with the brand aiming to complete the process across all 134 showrooms by the end of the year.

The new look pitches the brand more upmarket with an exterior feature wall and each showroom required to have a dedicated customer hand-over area.

As part of the process some dealers have been required to move to larger premises capable of displaying seven cars.

The move reflects the brand’s ambitious volume aspirations which have seen five successive years of growth which culminated with a 14% rise in 2014 and a target to break through the 76,000 barrier in 2015.

APP has now moved on to tendering for Bradford, Scarborough, Mansfield and Birmingham – Fingers Crossed!!!

APP Complete Sandicliffe Ford Leicester

More than a thousand people turned out for the opening of car dealer group Sandicliffe’s new Ford Store in Leicester.

The Welford Road store is the first of its kind in the Midlands.

Sandicliffe has invested £1.5 million in the new Ford Store which mirrors similar dealerships in Spain and Germany.
Featuring a new car and commercial vehicle showroom over two floors, a parts and servicing centre and a wide choice of used cars, the building is a brand new concept for Ford in the UK.

Reg Tutt, Sandicliffe managing director, said: “Over the last year we’ve made a significant investment in our Leicester site to create the Ford Store; a totally new car buying concept.”

It is one of the first such centres in the UK and gives customers an interactive experience.
Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain’s sales director, called the new Sandicliffe Ford Store “simply the most impressive Ford dealership I have ever visited.”