Five hundred guests attend Porsche Centre launch

The official opening of the new Porsche Centre in Preston, the 42nd dealership in the luxury marque's UK network, drew more than 500 guests.

Sitting on the junction of Watery Lane and Strand Road in Preston, the 43,000 sq ft site includes a 35-car showroom and a 13-bay workshop.

There are two customer handover bays; two direct dialogue bays which enable service advisors to demonstrate the scope of their technical work; and electric vehicle charging points.

The new centre also offers a full range of Porsche services including new and approved pre-owned car sales, servicing, parts, a service loan fleet and a full range of Porsche demonstrators.

The Bowker Motor Group announced in 2017 that it had been selected by the German brand to operate its Lancashire business, and planning permission for the site was secured in early 2018.

Preston-based architects Cassidy and Ashton prepared the designs and Warden Construction completed the build.

It is the 11th business in the Bowker's portfolio, alongside BMW and MINI sites in Blackburn, Preston and the Ribble Valley, as well as Bowker Harley Davidson and Motorrad in Preston.