Lloyd Motor Group has gained planning approval for a brand new Kia and Volvo multi-brand automotive dealership on the outskirts of Kendal.
The AM100 automotive retail group’s plans transfer the Morcambe Kia franchise acquired from Rayrigg Motors in January final yr into its former PV Dobson Volvo, Dacia, Mazda and Renault dealership situated at Bridge Finish Storage, Levens, got approval by South Lakeland District Council.
Its plans, initially submitted in December, unite the 2 franchise factors added by means of acquisitions in 2022, though Lloyd didn’t tackle PV Dobson’s former Dacia, Mazda and Renault and in addition closed Rayrigg’s Windermere Kia franchise.
The brand new Kia and Volvo dealership at Bridge Finish Storage, simply exterior Kendal, can be 513 sq. metres bigger than the present constructing, at 2,701 sq. metres, and can embody “inside alterations to accommodate a Kia showroom in accordance with the Kia company id”, its planning software mentioned.
Kia launched its newest company id (CI) in 2021 and the model’s UK president and chief govt Paul Philpott instructed AM that its retailers have been “completely behind” the undertaking after having fun with report profitability.
Lloyd’s new dual-brand web site will utilise a fundamental buyer entrance shared between each Volvo and Kia manufacturers.
“There can be a separate handover bay created to serve the Kia showroom, situated within the north east nook of the constructing”’ it added.
Underneath Lloyd’s plans, a indifferent home on the positioning can be demolished to make manner for added show area for used Volvo automobiles.
An extension on the north aspect of the constructing, in the meantime, will present 4 automobile work bays and a brand new MOT testing facility.
A complete of 10 further jobs are anticipated to be created by the creation of the brand new dealership facility, which means it might make use of a complete of 35 individuals.