NEW SHOWPIECE CAR SHOWROOM FOR NEWRY AND MOURNE
OHMG has started work building a new £5m state-of-the-art car showroom in Newry, the Shelbourne Motors multi franchise facility just off the Armagh Road. As well as car showrooms there will be new car handover bays, a lounge-style waiting area with café, and a drive-thru service centre with a 28-bay workshop. It is due to open in the summer of 2019, and the development will create 60 new jobs.
Martin Lennon, Managing Director of O’Hare & McGovern met with Shelbourne Motors directors Paul and Richard Ward and their sister Caroline Willis, the company’s financial director, as site excavation work started. He said: “We’re absolutely delighted to win the contract to build this fantastic facility.
‘It strengthens our relationship with Shelbourne Motors which stretches back more than 40 years, and it is also a huge economic boost for the city, and the wider Newry area.
“The Ward family are to be commended for committing to such an investment. The benefits will be enormous, especially with the provision of so many new jobs.”
A partnership arrangement with Renault will see Shelbourne Motors become the dedicated dealer of new and used Renault vehicles in the Newry and Mourne area. Kia was the first manufacturer to be confirmed for the site.
Ms Willis said a rigorous procurement process had been implemented to appoint the best contractor to deliver her company’s vision. O’Hare & McGovern, she said, had demonstrated the skills, experience and resources to match their ambitions to build a facility that reflected the strength and growth of Shelbourne Motors brand.
She added: “This is a significant milestone for Shelbourne Motors. We are delighted to partner with one of Northern Ireland’s leading contractors to carry out the building works on our largest ever single investment.”
“It will create 60 new jobs for the Newry area, as well as offer an environment that’s modern and spacious with a host of new technologically-advanced features that will provide local customers with an unrivalled sales and after-care experience
“Our long-term relationship with Renault made the manufacturer an obvious fit for this new development and it demonstrates their confidence in our business to incorporate a brand-new dealership into our Newry expansion.”