Striking images show plans for new Porsche dealership in Hessle, creating up to 50 new jobs

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 30 Nov 2018

Plans have surfaced for a new luxury Porsche dealership at a thriving Hessle business park, creating up to 50 new jobs.

The “prestige” development, planned at the Bridgehead Business Park, will include a Porsche showroom, MOT centre and workshops.

If given the green light, the new centre would create an initial 35 jobs, with the potential for 15 more in the future.

The news comes as plans also revealed Mercedes-Benz was hoping to open a new showroom at the Meltonwest Business Park.

Listers Group, which has brought forward the plans, said: “The development represents a high quality ‘landmark’ building, suitable for the location.

“The development will be of a ‘prestige’ nature, in terms of the appearance of the building and the product and services offered.

“Up to 50 jobs will be created; diverse employment to match a wide range of skills by a business that is long-established in the motor retail arena.”

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If approved, it will be Porsche’s first approved dealership in East Yorkshire.

The closest ones currently to Hull are in Leeds and Sheffield.

The dealership is planned for the south side of the Bridgehead Business Park, and would become neighbours for Connexin’s state-of-the-art new data centre.

Other notable tenants at Bridgehead include Victoria, Rofin Sinar, The One Point and the renewable ergo centre.

“The jobs available in a Porsche centre are a broad spectrum, requiring a diverse range of skills; management, sales, after sales, accounting, administration, drivers and skilled technicians,” the applicant said.

“One of the principle functions of the centre will be as a training base for the jobs required, notably for skilled technicians seeking to become a master technician – the highest qualification in the industry that enables you to work on the most technologically advanced cars of all brands.”

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The dealership is the second Lister Group is currently developing in East Yorkshire.

The Mercedes-Benz showroom would create almost 100 new jobs, along with apprenticeship positions.

The application said the development would “generate a significant amount of jobs and have a positive impact on the local economy.”

It said: “This will be a striking contemporary building of a very high design quality, designed to not only follow the corporate identity required for the brand, but to also give interest to the elevation and streetscape.”

Plans for both dealerships will now be considered by East Riding Council.

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