Vospers has announced plans for their exciting new 61,215 square foot state of the art facility in Exeter, destined to open late 2018.
The supersite at Matford will include a new FordStore, five state of the art showrooms for Ford, Mazda, Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, all with the latest corporate identity and futuristic technology to aid customers in making a purchasing decision.
The site will see the consolidation of Vospers’ three current sites in Exeter, all relocating to the new site on Matford Way adjacent to the recently opened Audi site and opposite Jaguar and Land Rover.
The establishment of the new site at Matford is the culmination of a 10-year plan to deliver leading sales, service and parts facilities for staff and customers and to further strengthen the company’s presence in the region.
With a current portfolio of 11 franchises and close to 700 staff, the 72-year-old family-owned business is investing more than £12m in the new development.
Nick Vosper, the Managing Director, said:
“The new site at Matford in Marsh Barton represents a substantial investment for our company. Vospers’ long-term banking partner Lloyds Commercial supported us with funding for the purchase and development of the new site. This further demonstrates our commitment to all our Franchise partners, Ford Motor Company, the FCA group and Mazda but most of all to staff and customers in Exeter and the surrounding area.”
The main contractor on the £12m build is APP Construction, with several local contractors appointed to assist in the delivery of the project.
The nine month build programme started in early January with ground improvement works and the foundations completed by mid-February. Work on the structural steelwork is now underway and the roof is due to be fitted in late March.
The Vospers Matford development signifies a sizeable investment in the local economy, providing jobs for a total of around 200 staff. The company will also be looking to recruit additional technicians, sales and service advisors, and ancillary staff.
The new site is due for completion in October, with new showroom launches taking place from November.