£8m Porsche show­room set to cre­ate 50 new jobs

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Plans have been sub­mit­ted by Lis­ter Group and Wyke­land Group to de­velop an £8m Porsche show­room in Hull.

The fran­chise will be the first Porsche cen­tre for fam­ily-owned Lis­ters, which al­ready deals in other lux­ury car brands across Hull, Lin­colnshire and the Mid­lands. It will see 50 new jobs be­ing cre­ated and is ex­pected to be com­pleted in late 2019.

Lis­ter Group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Ge­off Lis­ter, said: “Porsche Cen­tre Hull will be lo­cated on a two-anda-half acre site on the high-pro­file Bridge­head busi­ness park.

“This is an ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ment both for the city and our com­pany and is part of Porsche’s strate­gic plan to ex­pand its dealer net­work to take ad­van­tage of grow­ing de­mand in the lux­ury car mar­ket.”

The scheme is be­ing de­vel­oped by Lis­ters in part­ner­ship with Hull­based Wyke­land. It will see a 22car, dou­ble-height show­room cre­ated along­side 14 work­shop bays.

Do­minic Gib­bons, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the Wyke­land Group, de­vel­oper of Bridge­head, said: “This is the lat­est in a se­ries of sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ments by blue chip com­pa­nies at Bridge­head and es­pe­cially ex­cit­ing as it will bring one of the world’s most pres­ti­gious mo­tor­ing brands to East York­shire.”

Lis­ters Porsche di­rec­tor Richard Kit­teridge said: “I’ve lived in Hull for the last 15 years and am re­ally ex­cited to be bring­ing this iconic brand to the city.

“Ev­ery­one dreams of own­ing a Porsche and we’re look­ing for­ward to mak­ing those dreams a re­al­ity with both new and ap­proved pre­owned mod­els on dis­play.”

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