'The Point' new dealership site starts to take shape - 8848

‘The Point’ new dealership site starts to take shape

A new £9.5million car dealership that will create up to 100 jobs is starting to take shape in Llandudno Junction.

Work is well under way on the CJ Automotive Volkswagen and Audi showroom which is redeveloping the former Hotpoint factory site, know locally as The Point.

Ian Rutter, CJ Automotive Group managing director said: “This will be the first site in the UK to have all five Volkswagen Group brands on one site – Audi, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Seat and Skoda, all with the latest concept builds.

“The development demonstrates a huge investment in Llandudno Junction and North Wales and we are all very excited to see the buildings beginning to take shape.

“We will be recruiting locally, as more than 95 per cent of our staff live and work in Wales and we are committed to supporting regional employment. That includes the construction work at the site, which is being done by local contractor, Watkin Jones.”

CJ Automotive will be supporting Llandudno FC from January 2014, in recognition that they are bringing Seat and Skoda to the town for the first time.

North Wales fleet manager Allan Senior has established a Facebook page with regular photographic updates on the six-acre site, for CJ Automotive colleagues to follow progress of the build.

In addition to the new car showrooms, the dealership is expected to house up to 500 approved used cars, and a full aftersales care and parts service.  The site will also offer specialist Corporate sales departments across all the brands.

Mr Rutter added: “Excellent customer care is an important aspect of our business, so we will operate a full collection and delivery service for customers, along with having around 50 courtesy cars available.

“We expect to be opening in February 2014 and look forward to welcoming customers old and new.”

CJ Automotive operates Volkswagen dealerships across North Wales and the North West, including Pentraeth Volkswagen in Anglesey and Abergele. For more information visit www.pentraeth.co.uk.