Bowker invests £1m in Blackburn showroom
The main showroom concourse now has electric powered bays allowing customers to experience the full range of interactive digital features available in the latest BMW models. ipads alongside each car give access to interactive information.
Preston-based JK Beardsworth and Speakmans Construction, of Bury, delivered the refurbishment, which includes a new open plan design, upgraded customer spaces with free wifi and a mezzanine administration area.Bowker invited three Blackburn Rugby Club volunteer coaches to officially reopen the Trident Way site. The ceremony also included craft beer from Burnley brewer Moorhouses; a car wash supporting Child Action NW, prize draws for stays at the new 1823 Spinning Block Hotel and Storrs Hall Hotel, and a display of classic and rare BMWs and a hog Roast.
Chris Eccles of Bowker Blackburn said: “We enjoy a great relationship with Blackburn Rugby Club, and have done for several years. We wanted to acknowledge the wonderful work volunteers do to make such a difference to the lives of young rugby players in Blackburn. So we dedicated our re-opening celebration to them. And we were delighted they could be our VIPs for the day.”Last year, the Bowker MINI Centre on the same site completed a six-figure refurbishment. The centre now boasts a new open-plan layout; space for up to five cars and complimentary coffee bar and refreshments. Five years ago, Bowker BMW installed over 200 solar panels on the roof of the dealership. The five figure installation is on target to generate a CO2 saving of almost 500 tonnes.