A landmark new dealership in a highly-prominent location for Macklin Motors’ Nissan franchise, next to the busy M8 motorway on the city centre’s northern edge.
The striking multi-storey development represents an innovative solution to a challenging brownfield site, formerly occupied by the DC Thomson printworks. The elements of the dealership are arranged in a series of distinct volumes forming strong urban edges to the surrounding streets and taking advantage of the steeply sloping site to provide access at different levels. The distinctive glass display tower – the first of its kind in Scotland – provides a new landmark at this key city gateway while maximising visibility and product display for the business.
The 550m2 double-height first-floor showroom is accessed directly from Port Dundas Road with used car sales at the lower level beneath it, alongside the spacious 12-bay workshop. The automated tower connects both levels and allows the showroom to be stocked from below. A separate 6-level multi-storey car park containing valet shop provides an efficient vehicle storage solution on this tight urban site.