Plans step up a gear

New im­ages of pro­posed deal­er­ship are un­veiled

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - PUZZLES - BY ADAM HILL

NEW 3D im­ages have re­vealed a per­for­mance car dealer’s plans to re­vamp its An­gus show­room.

Au­gus­tus Au­tos, which is based in the Barry area, near Carnoustie, has lodged plans for a new show­room and as­so­ci­ated works.

The com­pany has ap­plied to An­gus Coun­cil for per­mis­sion to ren­o­vate its cur­rent premises at Gowan­lea, Sta­tion Road, into a new show­room.

If given the green light, the spe­cial­ist and per­for­mance car dealer would op­er­ate from the new 2,693 sq m fa­cil­ity.

The 3D im­ages show the group’s plans for the show­room, which in­clude a main build­ing with a mez­za­nine floor as well as an out­door area.

The site would fea­ture a show­room area, valet area, wash­ing area and dif­fer­ent sales ar­eas.

Ex­ist­ing ac­cess to the build­ing would be main­tained if coun­cil chiefs ap­prove the de­vel­op­ment.

The plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion shows that Au­gus­tus Au­tos in­tends to in­cor­po­rate ar­eas to store and aid the col­lec­tion of waste, in­clud­ing re­cy­cling, in line with lo­cal author­ity guide­lines.

An­gus Coun­cil ac­knowl­edged the ap­pli­ca­tion yes­ter­day and it is ex­pected to go be­fore plan­ning chiefs in the com­ing weeks.

Coun­cil bosses have told the agents for Au­gus­tus Au­tos, Brun­ton De­sign Stu­dio, to ex­pect a de­ter­mi­na­tion within two months of reg­is­tra­tion.

Neigh­bour­ing busi­nesses have been no­ti­fied of the plans.

Self-con­fessed “petrol head” Steven Brown opened Au­gus­tus Au­tos in 2012 with a busi­ness plan to be­come one of the best in­de­pen­dent garages in the coun­try, of­fer­ing spe­cial­ist and per­for­mance cars.

The com­pany claims that, five years on, it now has cus­tomers in ev­ery cor­ner of the UK

Ser­vices of­fers by Au­gus­tus Au­tos in­clude ve­hi­cle ser­vic­ing and sourc­ing cars.

Ear­lier this year, a mul­ti­mil­lion­pound car deal­er­ship built on the site of Dundee’s his­toric Valen­tines card fac­tory opened its doors.

Peter Vardy Group spent more than £7 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ing the brown­field site at Dun­si­nane In­dus­trial Es­tate.

Au­gus­tus Au­tos and Brun­ton De­sign Stu­dio have been asked to com­ment but had not re­sponded at the time of go­ing to press.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of how the show­room could look.

A 3D im­age of the planned premises.

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