Published: 26 Feb 2015

Work nears completion on new £500K Transit Centre for Jennings Ford

Work is nearing to completion on a £500K, purpose-built Transit Centre in Gateshead for Jennings Ford, part of the award-winning Jennings Motor Group.

The investment is part of an expansion and development programme and will include a new state-of-the-art Ford Transit Centre located at the group’s Eslington Park dealership in Gateshead.

Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings Motor Group, said: “Over the years, we have invested heavily in the North East and this is something we will continue to do in future years. 

“Updating and developing facilities enables us to continue to look after the motoring needs of both businesses and customers.”

Designed by SW Architecture, part of Sanderson Weatherall and built by Whelan, the new Jennings Ford Transit Centre will incorporate a 130 square metre showroom to accommodate a display of five commercial vehicles, in addition to extensive exterior space for a display of up to 50 commercial vehicles.

Nas added; “The new Transit Centre showroom is spacious enough to accommodate a display of up to five commercial vehicles, in addition to an exterior space that can cater for the entire range of award-winning Ford commercial vehicles.

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Having worked with local construction firm, Whelan, in the past with the refurbishment of the group’s Ford Transit Centre, car showroom, service and bodyshop reception at the Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough, in addition to the car showroom and reception area at the company’s Eslington Park branch in Gateshead, Nas is delighted to announce work is running to schedule.

“The final phase of construction is currently underway on site and the official opening launch is scheduled to take place in Spring.”

The new Ford Transit Centre, which is part of a re-branding strategy implemented by Ford Motor Company, is being launched across dealerships nationwide over the coming months and will incorporate a Transit Centre promise incorporating four main areas including, Transit Trust, Transit Convenience, Transit 24 Service and Transit Finance.

Transit Trust - The award-winning range of commercial vehicles supported by RAC workshop quality accreditation gives customers peace of mind that they have made the right choice.

Transit Convenience – Operating the largest network of dedicated commercial vehicle dealers in the UK, there is always a local Ford Transit Centre nearby and with 95% of the UK being no further than 45 minutes from a Transit Centre or Service location, no-one else can offer the same levels of support and expertise.

Transit 24 Service – Aimed to minimise the time a vehicle is off the road for routine or emergency repairs, in addition to offering a consistent level of service.  From late night opening to courtesy services, Ford trained technicians ensure the Transit 24 service promise keeps businesses moving.

Transit Finance – Finance packages can be tailored to suit individual needs and circumstances, giving customers’ confidence they have made the right decision.

Jennings Ford operates three Ford dealerships located at Gateshead, Stockton and Middlesbrough with Transit Centres currently in operation at Gateshead and Middlesbrough.

The full range of Ford commercial vehicles includes the Ford Fiesta van, Transit Connect, Transit Courier, Tourneo Connect, Transit Van, Transit Custom, Tourneo Custom, Transit mini-bus, Transit Tipper, Transit chassis cab and the Ford Ranger.

As members of Ford’s Business Club, Jennings Ford Transit Centres in Gateshead and Middlesbrough are able to offer competitive finance packages to businesses, from one-man operations to multi-national companies. 

For more information about the range of products and services available at the Jennings Ford Transit Centre in Gateshead contact 0191 460 7464, Middlesbrough Transit Centre on 01642 209100.

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