Lancashire-based Bowker Motor Group has opened the new Porsche Centre in Preston.

Porsche Centre Preston is a window into the world of the renowned Stuttgart sports car manufacturer on the junction of Watery Lane and Strand Road in Preston.

The new 43,000 square feet business features a 35-car showroom and a 13-bay workshop. There are two customer handover bays; two direct dialogue bays which enable service advisors to demonstrate scope of technical work from every perspective; and, also electric vehicle charging points.

Bowker Motor Group chief executive, Paul Bowker, said, “It has been exciting to watch the transformation on the site since we announced the award of the franchise in September 2017. We’re located on a key site for Preston. We feel responsibility to make sure that the visitor experience we create is worthy of both the city and such a prestigious automotive brand.

“There has been a real sense of expectation as the building has taken shape. We’re delighted to be open. And can’t wait to share the incredible Porsche retail experience with Lancashire motorists.”

Demolition began on site at Watery Lane in July 2018. Since then, many local companies and contractors have benefited from the investment. The designs for the new Porsche Centre Preston were prepared by Preston-based architects Cassidy and Ashton. And Preston-based Warden Construction Limited has overseen the build.

Preston Porsche Centre will be hosting an official VIP celebration opening evening in June.