Volkswagen have just built a fantastic new showroom west of London in Brentford, Essex. The building is environmentally friendly, with a hanging vertical garden which is watered by rain which is collected from the room and also boasts an array of solar panels.
The state of the art facility has four floors with room for over 90 cars. This includes 28 spaces in the repair shop for servicing vehicles on the ground floor. There are also sales floors for new cars and used vehicles. There are video walls where customers can see features of the vehicles in great detail as well as touchscreens where customers can browse the range of used cars available to buy throughout the UK. Wi-fi facilities also enable customers to use their own mobile devices in the showroom.
The director of Volkswagen UK, Alex Smith has explained that having this large retail site in such a prominent location in the UK shows how committed Volkswagen are to growth in the UK. It demonstrates their strength now and that they aim to continue to grow in the future. The retail site employs 70 staff includes sales, after sales and service staff and is located just off the A4 on Capital Interchange Way.