CAR Showroom Plan For Vacant Shopping Centre Space

22 November, 2022 | News

A LUXURY electric car maker wants to turn part of a former Argos store into a car showroom.

Swedish company Polestar would use ground floor space at Silverburn shopping centre that has been vacant since 2019.

A statement submitted to Glasgow planners explains: “Polestar will use this unit to display show cars, allowing visitors to explore and learn more about the various features of the cars.

“Polestar classes these as ‘Spaces’ and likens them to visiting an art gallery where the cars are the exhibits allowing people to familiarise themselves with the cars and the brand without pressure or distraction.

The document continues: “Customers will not be able to drive purchased cars from the site, instead cars will be delivered from a separate site to customers following purchase.

“The size of the unit limits the number of display cars to three vehicles.”

Polestar have three such premises elsewhere in the UK, at London, Manchester and Solihull.

The proposal for subdivision and change of-use is pending consideration by officials.

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