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Dealership building for Kia Motors

A new dealership building for around 22% of the cost of a traditional building
"...some 18 months later, we are happy.. a water tight, heated building which yes, was always planned as temporary, but looks as good as permanent can be."
2013-07-07 15:56:00 2021-03-18 16:42:59
car-showroom-stkia-12 Dealership building for Kia Motors

“... looks as good as permanent can be”

Kia Motors (UK) Ltd and Phoenix both wanted to have a Kia dealer in Glasgow.

A traditional build was c£300k minimum. Given that Phoenix may have to surrender the lease on the site and relocate within 3 years, writing off £300k over 3 years was not a viable option.

We researched the market for alternatives and finally agreed a deal with Smart-Space.

It made so much sense:

  • The cost was around 22% of a traditional building.
  • It could be erected, approved and operational with the minimum of fuss.
  • It could be operational in a matter of weeks not months.
  • At the appropriate time, it can be dismantled, re-sited and re-used.

From the point of view of Kia and Phoenix there couldn't be a simpler solution.

We took it, and now some 18 months later, we are happy to still be selling Kia product from a water tight, heated building which yes, was always planned as temporary, but looks as good as permanent can be.

I would recommend Smart-Space temporary buildings to just about anyone.


Ian Wilson, National Franchise Manager
Kia Motors

Dealership building for Kia Motors
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