2019 will be an exciting year for motoring enthusiasts in Hull as plans have been submitted by Lister Group and Wykeland Group to develop an £8m Porsche showroom on the edge of the city.
The franchise will be the first Porsche Centre for the family-owned Listers who already operate other luxury car brands across Hull, Lincolnshire and the Midlands.
Managing Director Geoff Lister explained: “Porsche Centre Hull will be located on a two and a half acre site on the high-profile Bridgehead business park. This is an exciting development both for the city and our company and is part of Porsche’s strategic plan to expand its dealer network to take advantage of growing demand in the luxury car market.”
The scheme being developed by Listers in partnership with Hull-based Wykeland will see the creation of a 22-car, double-height showroom alongside 14 state-of-the-art workshop bays, meaning customers will no longer have to travel as far as Sheffield or Leeds to have their Porsche serviced.
The development will also see the creation of 50 new jobs and is expected to be complete in late 2019.
Dominic Gibbons, Managing Director of the Wykeland Group, developer of Bridgehead, said: “This is the latest in a series of significant investments by blue chip companies at Bridgehead and especially exciting as it will bring one of the world’s most prestigious motoring brands to East Yorkshire.”
Listers Porsche Director, Richard Kitteridge enthused about the new project: “I’ve lived in Hull for the last 15 years and am really excited to be bringing this iconic brand to the city. Everyone dreams of owning a Porsche and we’re looking forward to making those dreams a reality with both new and approved pre-owned models on display.”
Strategically located close to the Humber Bridge and at the heart of the Humber region’s road network, Bridgehead has become the location of choice in East Yorkshire for major companies seeking purpose-built, state-of-the-art premises.
[John Meehan – Meehan Media & Comms, for Wykeland Group]