High quality car showrooms for Robins and Day

By January 1, 2012Automotive, Retail

Customers visiting one of the UK’s leading dealerships have complemented staff on its interim car showroom – supplied by us.

Staff at Peugeot dealers Robins and Day say that a stream of visitors have remarked on the quality and appearance of the temporary building, which was installed at the dealership’s flagship site in Coventry.

Robins and Day, which operates 36 sites across the country and has a turnover of £500m, has taken up residence in the building while its new multi-million pound dealership takes shape at the city’s iconic Kenpas Highway site.

It is one of a number of Robins and Day sites currently using Spaciotempo buildings, which have also been installed during renovation work at its dealerships in Stockport and Preston.

Each one is supplied from our off-the-shelf TempAstor range and offers either 150 sq m or 200 sq m of floorspace – roughly the size of a tennis court.

All of them are 4.2m high at the eaves, giving the showrooms a light, airy feel, and have been provided with doors and large windows, office partitioning, full electrical and heating packages and temporary toilets and canteen areas.

They also carry extensive corporate branding and have thermo roofs, which are made from translucent fabric and allow in large amount of natural daylight, which reduces running costs and energy consumption.

The Coventry site also has another 100 sq m TempAstor building, which it is using as a garage workshop.

David March, Network Development and Quality Director at Robins and Day, said:

“Customers are pleasantly surprised when they visit the temporary showroom, which is warm and light, with enough room to exhibit three cars and offices at the side for private discussions.

“It doesn’t feel like you’re in a temporary building when you’re inside and people are very impressed at how it looks and acts like a proper showroom. That is very important to us as we wait to move into our new dealership.”

Scott Jameson, Director of Sales for Spaciotempo, said: “Showrooms have to look the part if they are to show the cars off to their best and we never had any doubt that our TempAstor products would be right for the part.

“Not only do they create light, airy and pleasant environments to be in, they offer complete protection from the elements for vehicles, staff and customers alike.

“In fact it is testament to their quality and appearance that such a successful dealership group has leased not one but four Spaciotempo buildings for its sites.”