£10million dealer development for Glasgow

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Ducati Glasgow, Triumph Glasgow and West Coast Harley-Davidson will be moving into two new £10million showrooms in 2017 with building work about to begin in Glasgow.

The two brand-new and purpose-built dealerships will see Ducati Glasgow move from their current premises in the city’s Great Western Road and encompass the Triumph brand under one roof in one of the buildings. West Coast Harley-Davidson will move from its North Street site at Glasgow’s Charing Cross and occupy the other.  It is hoped that 20,000 customers will visit the new ‘motorcycle village’ in its first full year of operation.

The showrooms will begin construction from by the end of May 2016 and are expected to be completed by early 2017.

Martin Rees of Ducati Glasgow said: “We identified the need to move to bigger premises in 2012 and have been planning this incredibly exciting prospect since then. Hillington Park meets every requirement we had for the next growth phase of our business; a hugely visible, state-of-the-art facility housing two brands in plenty of space with a 50 space car park in one of the busiest shopping areas of Glasgow. We have the added advantage of positioning ourselves next to our colleagues at West Coast Harley-Davidson which will help us create a fantastic attraction for bikers and non-bikers alike.”

Don Rutherford, of West Coast Harley-Davidson said: “We’ve been looking to expand our operation for some time now so to tie in this exciting development alongside Ducati and Triumph is a fantastic opportunity that will provide Scotland with a real class leading hub for bikers. Once complete our building will be one of the largest Harley-Davidson dealerships in Europe and our team are really excited at the prospect.”

Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter