Sytner Group, the UK’s leading automotive retailer, have just opened the biggest BMW/MINI dealership in the country and Southgate Lighting were delighted to win the contact to supply the lighting for this world-class showroom.
The new store, located in Sheffield just 1 mile from the Meadowhall Shopping Centre, is the largest project ever undertaken by the Synter Group and extends to over 200,000sq ft of indoor space – that’s around 5 acres!
The dealership is arranged over 3 floors with new and used display space for over 140 BMW’s and 110 MINI’s giving customers an unparalleled viewing and buying experience. The showroom also houses the UK’s first dedicated ‘M Sport’ zone, a host of specification lounges and four private handover bays.
Service customers checking in or collecting their car are greeted in a 4-lane drive-in reception whilst at the heart of the business is a fully serviced ‘Barista’ coffee bar and lounge serving complimentary drinks and snacks, adjacent to a fully stocked accessory store.
The aftersales accommodation includes a 42 bay, fully equipped state of the art workshop with 3 MOT bays plus a 15,000 sq. ft body shop with 3 paint ovens.
Sytner were recognised in 2017 by the Sunday Times as the UK’s No. 1 Best Company to Work For, and as well as creating an outstanding working environment, the new facility also provides colleagues with fully fitted ‘Health-Club’ standard lockers, changing and shower facilities and a relaxing staff lounge.
Speaking as the first customers began to arrive at the facility, Sytner Group CEO Darren Edwards said “Sytner Group’s latest BMW and MINI facility once again sets the standard for automotive retailing in the UK with truly world class colleague and customer environments. I’m delighted to be able to welcome both loyal and new customers to experience these wonderful products in this amazing setting”
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