Atlas Garage, Longbenton
Working with Davidsons of Morpeth at their Atlas Garage site in Longbenton; Northern Structures began work on their new car showroom in January 2015. We provided a ‘turn key’ development enabling them to begin trading out of the new showroom in July 2015.
The building measures some 12.00m wide x 45.50m long. The project includes a car sales show room with hospitality area and reception; a 6 bay car service center including an MOT testing center and a valet bay; and a mezzanine floor giving office space.
The building has been clad in a composite panel to the front, sides and roof, with the rear elevation clad in a built up system. The roof also incorporates sky lights over the service area proving natural light.
To the front and north gable large glazed windows flood the show room with light allowing passers by to view the cars for sale. A large sliding door allows car to be moved in and out of the showroom, and a set of automatic doors allow customer access. Internally we have built 3no. W/C’s including an all access room, a reception area, a hospitality area with seating, drinks machine and viewing window into the service area. stairs lead to the mezzanine floor level which, over looks the show room and provides office space.
6no. electrically operated up and over sectional doors have been installed in the service area giving vehicle access to lifting ramps and service equipment. Within the service area we have built a tea kitchen, 2no. W/C rooms, a part store, an enclosed valet bay and a mezzanine floor for storage.
Externally, the front has been tarmacked and new lighting has been installed. To the rear a new car compound has been created to house cars when not on display.
We have also demolished the original car sales office. This has given way to form a large forecourt enabling our client to expand the amount of cars they have on show.