Jardine Motors has launched its Audi Oldham centre following an £8 million development.
The dealership was built on the former site of Westhulme Hospital. The completed site features a 17-car showroom and 24-bay workshop, plus a full aftersales and pre-delivery inspection service.
Councillor Jean Stretton, leader of Oldham Council, who was in attendance at the launch, commented, "It’s great to see how much construction work has been done on site already. In 2014 Jardine Motors Group informed Oldham Council they were interested in coming to the borough so it’s great to see all the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes is coming to fruition."
"Audi is the type of high end global brand we are looking to attract to the borough. Jardine has also confirmed that they are committed to our Get Oldham Working campaign, and are looking forward to working with local colleges and supply chains, which is great news for jobseekers and the local economy.'
Group Property Director at Jardine Motors Group, Stephen Pettyfer, added, "I’d like to thank Councillor Stretton for coming down to the site to see its progress. This will be a key site for Jardine Motors Group, and we are working closely with Audi to develop a new dealership that will be a benchmark for the future of automotive retailing. Our ambition is to include the latest technology and introduce tailored customer services for buyers, to really shake-up and modernise the car buying industry - moving away from the traditional one-size-fits-all approach when buying a new car."
Jardine represents 23 manufacturers, operating at over 70 locations nationwide. The group employs over 3,000 team members operating under the Lancaster trading name.