Jobs boost for region as new Porsche showroom comes to York

Work is due to start in January on a major project to create a Porsche centre in York.
Work is due to start in mid January on a major project to create a new Porsche Centre York.Work is due to start in mid January on a major project to create a new Porsche Centre York.
Work is due to start in mid January on a major project to create a new Porsche Centre York.

The showroom at York Business Park will be designed in the latest ‘Destination Porsche’ corporate identity. The satellite Porsche Centre will complement the existing Porsche centre in Leeds.

The redevelopment work is expected to take around nine months to complete, with Porsche Centre York due to open next summer.

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A spokesman said: "It is a further demonstration of the Porsche brand’s commitment to the North following the expansion and improvement of both Porsche centre Newcastle and Porsche Centre Sheffield last year; and the opening of a brand new Porsche Centre in Teesside in 2017.

The new centre will include electric vehicle dedicated bays and an executive lounge area. There will also be a ‘Kidz zone’ complete with iPads and gaming pod

John Tordoff, chief executive of JCT600, said: “Having represented this iconic marque since 1967, we are proud to be one of its longest standing dealer partners in the UK and also to have developed our relationship to offer five Porsche Centres, bringing one of the world’s most sought-after sports car brands to even more customers across Yorkshire and the North East.

“We expect Porsche Centre York to be extremely popular, enabling people from the city and further afield to more easily view the full range of vehicles, and complementing the existing Porsche Centres in Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle and Teesside.”

JCT600 expect the new showroom will create about 18 jobs initially, later increasing to 25.