FUTURE SECURE FOR HERITAGE CENTRE
SPREAD OF UNTRUTHS CAUSES UNDUE WORRY
The rumour mill regarding PSA Group’s plans for Vauxhall’s popular Heritage Centre has been working overtime these past few weeks (not helped by some in the motoring press misrepresenting the facts), so let’s set the record straight.
PSA is moving the Heritage Centre to a new site in Luton following the company’s decision to relocate Vauxhall staff from Griffin House to a more modern facility. Griffin House is an old building which costs a huge amount to heat and maintain. Furthermore, the property is currently underutilised due to being only partoccupied by Vauxhall staff.
PSA is selling the contents of the Vauxhall Heritage Centre.
There will be no forced redundancies as a consequence of the changes taking place.
PSA is getting rid of all staff based in Luton, including Heritage Centre technicians, Andrew Boddy and Terry Forder.
PSA is the doting custodian of heritage fleets for all of its major brands. In fact, the cars in the majority of PSA’s collections get far more use than those stored at the Heritage Centre! PSA has no wish to see Vauxhall’s extraordinary collection of vehicles vanish and recognises the importance in keeping it in the manufacturer’s home town.
PSA has no care for Vauxhall’s rich history.
No matter how many times you ask, you’re not going to be able to buy the Heritage Centre’s Lotus Carlton for 50p.
PSA wants to sell the Heritage Centre collection dirt cheap.
Further information relating to the relocation of the Heritage Centre, its contents and the staff at Griffin House will follow in forthcoming editions of Performance Vauxhall magazine (subscribe at bit.ly/ subscribepv). Until then, it’s business as usual in Luton!
You’re in with a chance of bagging yourself a Lotus Carlton for 50p.