Porsche Showroom, Preston

What the project involves

In 2018, planning was granted for the creation of a 43,000ft2, 35-car Porsche dealership in Preston. Complete with a 13-bay workshop, the state-of-the-art showroom was designed by architects Cassidy and Ashton. Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2019, making it the 40th Porsche centre in the UK, with the landmark project anticipated to create 30 jobs.

How the client is benefitting

Aegis was appointed to provide CDM Principal Designer services to the client Bowker Motor Group, in addition to health and safety advisory services and site inspections during an enabling phase of the works, which involved the demolition of three pre-existing buildings located on the site.  With one of the largest teams of CDM consultants in the North West, Aegis has the skills, experience and knowledge required to deliver these essential services.

Why it is crucial to understand the client and their needs

The high-profile project, situated on Watery Lane on the outskirts of the city centre, presented a number of constraints. In order to ensure a successful project, the smooth facilitation of co-ordination between the appointed design teams, in addition to the provision of advice and guidance on all aspects of CDM and health and safety, was crucial.

For nearly a quarter of a century, Aegis has proved value-adding CDM services for major development schemes and has worked on a range of commercial projects, including Ringtail Retail Park, Burscough and the James Hall Distribution Centre, Preston.

Since the initial introduction of the CDM regulations in 1994, we have been instrumental in numerous major projects across the North West. This means we have developed deep knowledge and specialist insight into our clients’ specific requirements.