Car showroom plan for Kettering warehouse park

It will be adjacent to a new drive-thru Costa Coffee

By Sam Wildman
Friday, 17th April 2020, 12:59 pm
Updated Friday, 17th April 2020, 1:43 pm
The site of the new dealership.
The site of the new dealership.

A car dealership is set to expand into Kettering after buying land at the Cransley Park warehouse site.

Premier Car Supermarket has bought the 'prime' 3.55 acres near the front of the development at Junction 8 of the A14 and the A43, next to a new drive-thru Costa Coffee which was approved last year.

The firm, which already has showrooms in Derby and Leicester, wants to expand its midlands operations in the county with a new showroom.

Chief executive Neil Chapman said: “We are delighted to announce our intention to bring this growing brand to a new store in Kettering, and proud to be generating a number of new jobs and exciting new business opportunities for the town and surrounding areas.

“The new site is in a great location and gives us access to thousands, if not millions of potential customers within a specific drive time radius.

"Car buyers will now have better access to our convenient, friendly and guided buying experience and hundreds of cars across the midlands.”

Plans to build a business park including offices and a hotel on the Cransley Park site were first submitted in 2006.

The 270,000 sq ft warehouse park, speculatively built by St Francis Group and the Richardson family, was officially declared open for business last year.

No occupiers have yet been publicly confirmed but agents Prop-search said they have had "significant" interest in a number of units.

They added they are confident they will be in a position to announce a number of deals in the "not too distant future".

Another development by TansorZiran at the entrance to Cransley Park will see the development of Cransley Court.

There will be a range of small to medium-sized business units of between 2,500 sq ft and 16,250 sq ft.

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