The construction of a brand new SG Petch Car Showroom in Belmont, County Durham is progressing well and is set to complete at the end of August this year.
The new showroom has been built as part of an expansion within SG Petch and will house the firms Nissan franchise.
Works began in November 2013 and involved a vast amount of ground works due to the poor condition of the site. SG Petch already owned the land and so decided to build a Nissan showroom as part of the Nissan rebranding project. Nissan have extensively rejuvenated their corporate image over the past year and this new showroom showcases the brands impressive revamping.
The showroom lies on one floor and contains four car workshops; the L shaped venue has been designed in line with Nissan specifications. The first floor of the building contains an array of offices for SG Petch and Nissan personnel.
Premier Construction caught up with Warren Smith, Director of Atlas Cladding and Roofing Services Ltd, who acted as the project managers as well as the roofing and cladding contractors on the project. Warren said:
“We have worked with SG Petch before and for this project they were looking for a company under the CDM regulations to manage the site. SG Petch carried out most of the construction works in house and so asked us to assist with the project management of the site. We were also involved in the roofing and the cladding of the new showroom which we have undertaken for the client on a previous project.
“We have worked alongside project architects Plan Ark Design throughout.”
Warren said that the on site team still need to carry out superficial finishing touches such as minor decoration and fitting the carpets. Another major aspect of the project that is still awaiting completion is a building that has been added onto the showroom specifically for the maintenance and repair of the electric vehicles. Nissan were keen to create a designated area for the electric vehicles and so works began on this area in July 2014 and will be completed by the end of August. Works include a basic fit out of the space.
With regards to being involved in the project Warren added:
“It is important for us to be involved in this project as my business partner and I have 30 years experience in the cladding industry. This has been a benchmark project for us as we have done the roofing and cladding but have also project managed the scheme from start to finish. It has been a great showcase for us to be able to illustrate our wide ranging skills and add to our extensive portfolio.”
SG Petch are a family run multi-franchise car and van dealership with branches in Darlington, Durham, Middlesbrough, Richmond and York. The firm is very proud of the relationships they hold with some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. These long standing associations enable SG Petch to continuously bring customers fantastic products and services.
SG Petch has been selling new and quality used cars to customers since 1977 and prides themselves on putting customers and their needs at the heart of everything they do.