Jennings Motor Group has confirmed a new Kia and a Mazda franchise to be located adjacent to Sunderland Football Club’s Stadium of Light.
The group has planned a complete refurbishment to the former two storey car showroom. When the redevelopment work on the site is done the new dealerships will add to the group’s existing Kia sites located in Stockton and Washington, and the company’s Middlesbrough-based Mazda site.
The project will deliver two 200sqm franchise showrooms, each with accommodation for a five-vehicle display. The site will also include the installation of an eight-ramp workshop and MOT bay facility, in addition to an independent valet building to the rear of the site.
Nas Khan OBE, managing director of Jennings Motor Group, said; “We are delighted to announce the expansion of the company’s Kia and Mazda dealerships to Wearside, which is also giving a boost to the region’s economy with the creation of 24 jobs.
“Both sites will provide the full range of new models available across each marque, in addition to quality approved used cars, and a range of aftersales facilities, including service, MOT and parts.“Plans are also in place to extend the existing building by 20% to further increase the showroom sizes, but that is scheduled at a later date.”
Lee Sanderson, director or Focus Architecture + Surveying, who are managing the redevelopment project commented, “Over recent years, we have established a good business relationship with Jennings Motor Group, and we are absolutely delighted to be working with them on another development that will be bringing new jobs and investment to the North East.”