Shropshire Star

Shrewsbury site sold to car dealership chain

Car dealership chain Evans Halshaw has bought up a 1.5-acre site in Shrewsbury.

The site at King's Park has been sold to Evans Halshaw

The company plans to open a used car dealership under its Car Store brand, which stocks various marques of car and van, on the site at King's Park in Battlefield Way,

The design and build site at King’s Park was sold to the brand's owner Pendragon by joint agents Harris Lamb and Towler Shaw Roberts.

Liz Lowe, head of estates at Morris Property which owned the site, said: “King’s Park is a prime location for a business like Evans Halshaw, who need premium showroom space in an equally premium location.”

Morris Property’s construction department has also been instructed to carry out the build of the new showroom. With works due to start this month, the 22-week contract is expected to be completed by the end of January.

Ms Lowe added: “We have no doubt that once development commences, this scheme will become an attractive new addition to this very well established commercial area of Shrewsbury.”

The new facility will stock hundreds of used cars, as well as offering services and MOTs.

Development of the retail centre will create a number of jobs for the local community, including roles in sales, servicing and administration, although exact numbers have not yet been confirmed.

David Walton, head of retail at Harris Lamb, said: “The opportunity, size, location and surrounding businesses made this a prime opportunity for a car dealership, subject to planning permission, to occupy a pivotal location within an established automotive retail region.”