Built over three-storeys, the showroom can hold more than 140 new and used BMWs and 110 new and used Minis as well as four special bays for customer handover.
The workshop has 42-bays and three MOT (roadworthy) bays as well as a 1400 square metre body repair area with three paint ovens.
A key factor in the design was an imperative to attract and retain the best staff. Aside from the extraordinarily luxurious customer facilities, there is a staff lounge with changing and showering facilities including fully-fitted ‘Health-Club’ quality lockers.
The new dealership replaces a BMW facility in the city centre with limited traffic access and a Mini dealership a couple of kilometres from the new site.
The Sytner Group, which has 17 BMW and 16 Mini dealerships in the UK, has annual turnover of $A8.25 billion.
By John Mellor