Fast-car lovers in Preston will be able to browse some top of the range Porsches by the Docks.Advertisement
Porsche Cars has announced a multi-million pound Porsche Centre at the junction of Watery Lane and Strand Road in Ashton-on-Ribble.
The 43,000 square foot showroom will be operated by Bowker Motor Group and created more than 30 new jobs.
Designs for the building are due to be submitted to Preston City Council in the coming weeks and include space for 35 cars and a 13-bay workshop.
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General manager for Porsche Cars GB Limited said: “We are delighted to be working with the Bowker Motor Group on the new Centre in Preston. We select our partners carefully. We choose businesses with a strong presence in the community and with a reputation for excellent customer care. Bowker Motor Group is a perfect example.
“We are looking forward to working together and establishing an exciting new local Porsche brand presence for Lancashire.’
Bowker group already operate car and motorbike dealerships in Preston and Blackburn.
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Chief executive Paul Bowker said: “I’m delighted that Bowker has been chosen by Porsche GB to represent them here in Lancashire. The brand needs no introduction to drivers. It’s synonymous with engineering excellence and the production of some of the most exciting cars on the planet.
“At Bowker, we have already established award-winning motor retail experiences with some of the world’s most prestigious motoring brands and now we’re looking forward to building another exciting new dealership worthy of the Lancashire motoring community.
“I also believe that there are reasons for everyone, not just drivers, to be delighted that Porsche Cars GB Limited has chosen Preston as its Lancashire base. Porsche is a global brand and the decision to build the new centre is a huge endorsement of the city’s commercial reputation and future ambitions.”