LSH Auto UK, part of the world’s largest Mercedes-Benz retail group (LSH International), is set to open a brand-new Mercedes-Benz retail space in Stockport, complete with industry-leading facilities. Stockport will reap the economic benefits of LSH Auto UK’s ambitious plans, in terms of a significant financial investment in the area and employment safeguarding and new job creation, with 55 new jobs created at Mercedes-Benz of Stockport.
LSH Auto UK has regenerated the site off Brighton Road with a state-of-the art, purpose-built three-story facility, which will form LSH Auto UK’s Mercedes-Benz hub for the entire Manchester area. The site is due to open in July 2019.
Once complete this facility will be a destination in its own right. The 10.5-acre site will be a showcase for 140 vehicles, it will incorporate a dedicated AMG suite and display 100 approved used Mercedes Benz vehicles in a purpose built indoor showroom.
The site will also feature 30 workshop bays, plus dedicated configuration areas, allowing customers to create their personalised new car. It will also display the Mercedes Benz new Electric range, EQ. LSH will become the benchmark in supporting Mercedes Benz EQ strategy in the UK. Two buildings that will form the flagship site, a 13,492sq m dealership and 17,166sq m purpose-built high-tech body and paint repair centre, as well as LSH Auto UK’s regional Used Car Preparation Facility and Parts Distribution Centre.
Mercedes-Benz of Stockport will also boast a brand-new bistro and dedicated event facility, the first Mercedes-Benz showroom in the UK to offer this new hospitality concept, complete with dedicated Hospitality Manager. The space will welcome customers for breakfast and lunch and can be hired for private events and meetings. This will be augmented by an innovative use of green spaces, including a living green wall and water features. Further extensive landscaping will also create a greenery and a garden, an attractive addition to the neighbourhood.
John Stanton, General Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Stockport, said: “The Mercedes-Benz of Stockport development is going to be a game changer for car retail as we know it. Due to its sheer scale, and customer offering, in terms of vehicles and world-class facilities – this site will be a completely new experience for returning and new customers alike. Stockport will also be the Mercedes-Benz hub of Manchester, giving impressive claim to the soon to open state-of-the-art facility.
“We are creating a landmark destination, which is unparalleled to anything else in the area, offering customers and the general public an opportunity to experience Mercedes-Benz and LSH under one roof.
“We are also committed to sustainability in our design and operations. We are making wide-ranging environmental improvements to the area; firstly, with our regeneration of the former derelict site and the addition of the green spaces. The development also complies with the Government’s BREEAM environmental scheme.”