JCT600 has opened its new Porsche Centre Teesside dealership at Concorde Way near Stockton.
The new site will serve customers in County Durham, North Yorkshire and the North East. It is the result of an eight-month redevelopment, which has yielded a 35,707sq ft showroom that has capacity for 15 new Porsche vehicles and 40 used vehicles. For aftersales the redevelopment offers a nine bay workshop, MOT bay, and four wheel alignment bay, a ‘driver assist’ calibration bay, and a Porsche Direct Dialogue bay supporting on-the-spot diagnosis. There is also a glass viewing area on the mezzanine level enabling customers to view their vehicles. Customers are offered a lounge, and ‘kids zone’ complete with iPads and a gaming pod.
John Tordoff, chief executive of JCT600, commented: ““As one of the most prestigious marques in the world, we are proud of our long-established relationship with Porsche. Having spent two years searching for the right site on Teesside to showcase these stunning sports cars, we are pleased to have been able to find this high profile, accessible location which will complement our Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield Porsche Centres.
“With its location just off the A66, we look forward to welcoming customers from throughout North Yorkshire and the North East, giving them easier access to sales and servicing of Porsche vehicles.”
Mr Tordoff concludes: “The arrival of such a prestigious business has also had many benefits for the region, including creating around 20 new jobs already with more likely as the business grows.”