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Work begins on Porsche showroom at the Docks

Posted on - 24th April, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Preston News, Redevelopment, Riversway
The rubble is being cleared at the Porsche construction site Pic: Andrew Forster
The rubble is being cleared at the Porsche construction site Pic: Andrew Forster

Demolition work is well underway for a Porsche showroom at the Docks,

Watery Lane has seen some diggers parked up as Bowker group’s contractors start the work.

The former biscuit factory building is now just rubble along the side of the road.

The Bowker site is being extended to include the new 43,000 square foot showroom as well as a garage.

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Plans were approved in January and Porsche say it will create more than 30 jobs once finished.

Porsche garage as viewed from Watery Lane
Porsche garage as viewed from Watery Lane

Bowker chief executive Paul Bowker said in January: “Thousands of people will pass the new Porsche dealership every day. So it is important that we improve the area and experience for Prestonians and city visitors.”

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The showroom is due to open later this year.

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