Jaguar Land Rover has just opened the doors to its multi-million pound Guy Salmon South West London dealer – its first ‘Statement Site’ in the UK.

The flagship dealership, which is part of the Sytner Group, took two years to build and is based just off the A3 in Sunbury-on-Thames. Originally it was due to launch late last year but delays and the coronavirus pandemic meant the opening was pushed back.

The showroom covers 17,000sqm over five floors, with more than 130 new and used vehicles in the showroom, as well as a display of classic Jaguars and Land Rovers, a Special Vehicle Operations centre with a bespoke commissioning suite plus an exclusive SVO lounge.

The centrepiece to the design-led property is a ‘living wall’ that stands at 60sq metres, giving customers a glimpse of Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to its ‘Destination Zero’ strategy for a cleaner, safer and sustainable future. The building has also been built to be very environmentally-friendly, with its excellent insulation, wastewater recycling and extensive EV charging points.

A body shop with 26 ramps, two MOT test lanes plus a cosmetic repair area is on the second floor, with state-of-the-art tech including an automated four-wheel alignment system.

In addition, it has a fully covered, three-lane drive-in reception area to give customers a valet-style service for speedy and convenient delivery and collection of their vehicle.

Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director, said: “The new Jaguar Land Rover Statement Site represents a significant addition to our UK retailer network. With our partners at Guy Salmon we are offering a new experience for customers and have created an outstanding retail environment that uses beautiful design and the latest technology to reduce environmental impact and provide the local community with jobs and services.

“We know there is continued demand for showroom experiences, proven by the footfall we’ve experienced nationally since lockdown easing, and with Guy Salmon South West London we have created an environment that is convenient to get to, a joy to be in and delivers excellent services and products for our customers, our hope is that they return to us time and time again.”