AFTER being selected by Porsche to operate a new Lancashire franchise, Bowker Motor Group plans to oversee the development of a brand new a 43,000sq-ft dealership in Preston.
The plans for the new site will be submitted later this month, and they include a 35-car showroom and a 13-bay workshop. The facility will be built on the junction of Watery Lane and Strand Road, Preston.
More than 30 jobs will be created by Bowker Motor Group‘s new Porsche dealership, which will be the group’s eleventh site.
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.
“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.”
Peter Mahon, general manager, operations, 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.”