The subject property comprises a standalone car showroom with associated workshops and valeting bays. The main showroom area is located to the front of the site and comprises a metal framed structure with full height glazed elevations, all situated beneath a shallow pitched metal profile roof. The showroom space is of a reasonable specification with tiled floor and suspended ceiling incorporating Cat 2 lighting. Access for vehicle displays can be achieved from the front elevation via a sliding door off the forecourt. To the rear of the showroom are three offices and separate male and female WCs.
To the rear and interlinking with the showroom is a two storey office building and workshop. The office building is of brick construction arranged over ground and first floors and situated beneath a hipped concrete tiled roof. The ground floor comprises a sales office with tiled floors, painted plaster walls and Cat 2 lighting. At first floor are two private offices and a small kitchen area.
The rear workshop interlinks with the showroom and sales office. The workshop itself is of portal frame construction with brick elevations to circa 2m and metal profile cladding to eaves. The roof structure is pitched and incorporates insulated metal profile roof cladding with 10% translucent panels. The minimum eaves height is 4.08m and the maximum eaves height is 5.18m (to the underside of the haunch). The workshop is of a basic specification with concrete floors and suspended sodium box lighting. Access for loading can be obtained via a roller shutter door located on the Northern elevation, off Alfred Street. On the Southern elevation are a number of attached storerooms. In addition to the workshop space, this area incorporates a works office, WC facilities and mezzanine floor.
The main workshop area has subsequently been extended with two single storey extensions having been constructed. The first extension is situated adjacent to Alfred Street and comprises a small single storey workshop of similar construction to the main workshop referred to as Bay 1. To the rear of the main workshop is a second extension which runs across the width of the unit and comprises a single storey mono-pitched extension of brick construction, situated beneath a shallow mono-pitched roof with metal profile roof cladding. This extension is utilised as a valeting and preparation bay and has an eaves height ranging from 2.24m to 2.47m. Access for loading and vehicle preparation can be obtained from a small enclosed yard area.
Externally, to the front of the property is a tarmacadam surfaced display forecourt which fronts the A49 wraps around the Southern elevation, and which is accessed off Alfred Street. As a consequence of the development of the Transport Interchange and Park and Ride scheme, we understand that there will be changes to the use of Alfred Street and vehicle priorities. Alfred Street will become more intensely used providing the access to the Transport Interchange as well as an access into the Park and Ride. Prior to the development Alfred Street was a cul de sac only providing access into a former plant and machinery depot which was owned and used by yourselves. The intensification of Alfred Street will impact on access and egress to the forecourt and showroom thus the display area will need to be reconfigured to enable visitors to the site to park on site as well as inspect and browse stock. In order to allow for such activities it is envisaged that the forecourt will only provide display space for approximately 26 vehicles.
The property extends to 0.187 hectares (0.462 acres) and has a site coverage of 43%.