Published: Wednesday, 30th November 2016
Work is progressing well on Oldham’s new £8m Audi dealership – which will create more than 80 new jobs.
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17-car showroom and 24 bay service workshop off Chadderton Way
will be run by Jardine Motors Group, one of the largest dealers of the
prestigious German-marque in the UK.
new hub, which will also offer a full aftersales and pre-delivery inspection
service, is set to open in summer 2017.
Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council, recently met with Stephen Pettyfer,
Group Property Director at Jardine Motors Group to see how work is coming
said: “It’s great to see how much construction work has been done on site
2014 Jardine Motors Group informed Oldham Council they were interested in
coming to the borough so it’s great to see all the hard work that has gone on
behind the scenes is coming to fruition.
is the type of high end global brand we are looking to attract to the
borough. We’ve done it already with ODEON in the Old Town Hall Cinema and
this shows that blue chip firms see the borough as a place where they can do
has also confirmed that they are committed to our Get Oldham Working campaign,
and are looking forward to working with local colleges and supply chains, which
is great news for jobseekers and the local economy.”
Pettyfer, Group Property Director at Jardine Motors Group, commented: “I’d like
to thank Councillor Stretton for coming down to the site to see its progress.
will be a key site for Jardine Motors Group, and we are working closely with
Audi to develop a new dealership that will be a benchmark for the future of
automotive retailing. Our ambition is to include the latest technology and
introduce tailored customer services for buyers, to really shake-up and
modernise the car buying industry – moving away from the traditional
one-size-fits-all approach when buying a new car.”
new hub – on a four and a half acre site that formerly housed Westhulme
Hospital – will be a vital addition to Jardine Motors Group’s existing Audi
businesses across the region and will create approximately 87 jobs and see
millions of pounds invested in the site.
deal for the hub came about after Oldham Council officers worked with their
counterparts at the NHS trust, which owned the site, to facilitate the deal
paving the way for the surplus site to be brought back into use.
part of the deal a grass kick pitch, serving the local community, is proposed
to be built on an alternative part of the site by Oldham council, which was a
planning requirement from a previous land deal the council concluded with
new access junction off Chadderton Way will also be built.
find out more about Jardine Motors Group please visit: www.jardinemotors.co.uk