LSH Auto UK, part of the world’s largest Mercedes-Benz dealership (LSH International), has officially opened the UK’s first Mercedes-Benz Autohaus – a dedicated retail space that forms part of the brand-new Mercedes-Benz of Stockport, which is now open.
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.
Mercedes-Benz of Stockport has two buildings at the flagship site – a 13,492sqm showroom – the Autohaus; a retail space for new and used cars and an aftersales facility, and a 17,166sqm purpose-built high-tech Body, Paint and Repair Centre, which is now open. This building also operates LSH Auto UK’s regional Used Car Preparation Facility and Parts Distribution Centre.
A destination in its own right, spread over 10.5-acres, Mercedes-Benz of Stockport comes complete with distinct, innovative features including a brand-new bistro, dedicated event facilities and garden, as well as a sleek-designed dealership space showcasing 140 vehicles. It will also incorporate a dedicated AMG suite and display 100 approved used Mercedes Benz vehicles in a purpose-built indoor showroom.
The first Mercedes-Benz showroom in the UK to offer a licensed in-house bistro, serving refreshing light bites for breakfast and lunch including paninis, specialty cakes and pastries and a selection of wine and craft beers. The new hospitality concept will also have its very own dedicated Hospitality Manager, Tom Smith, previously Bar and Tea Room Manager at The Midland Hotel.
The site also sees the innovative use of green spaces, including a living green wall and a contemporary water feature, with further extensive landscaping creating an attractive garden.
The modern space can also be hired for private events and meetings, with the facility holding an event license for exclusive late-night events, including a car registration change event, which will be hosted twice a year at the site.
The site also boasts an ample outdoor roof terrace, complete with plush furniture and views across Stockport, as well as multiple meetings room and a cinema style meeting room, all available for private hire.
Mercedes-Benz of Stockport will also unveil a calendar of events to be held there across the year.
John Stanton, General Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Stockport, said: “We’re really excited to be officially open and welcoming customers through the doors. Mercedes-Benz of Stockport is a landmark destination in its own right. We have a really unique customer offering here that will be a game-changer for automotive retailing as we know it. Everything we provide here is about being unique and distinct, we want to see the space used in innovative ways and look forward to showcasing its endless possibilities.”