CLIENT: Richmond Motor Group
SHA acted as architect and contract administrator for Europe’s largest Hyundai dealership, Richmond Cars Ltd, during the extension and comprehensive refurbishment of their premises at Farlington, Portsmouth.
We drew up proposals and subsequently gained planning approval for a scheme which would see the existing building stripped back to its structural frame, extended along two elevations and reclad in a modern style. This achieved a substantial increase in floor space for Richmond’s showroom and new Citroën franchise, as well as their administration and workshop departments.
SHA worked closely with both Hyundai and Citroën throughout the design and construction phases of the project to ensure that their corporate guidelines for space planning, signage and finishes were followed precisely.
The building includes a comprehensive LED internal lighting scheme and a 200 panel PV installation to the roof slopes, which makes the facility one of the most energy efficient showroom buildings in the country.