VANCOUVER, B.C. – Construction officially started this week on Mercedes-Benz’s Vancouver-area corporate dealership.
Situated on a seven-acre site on Lougheed Highway near the Trans-Canada Highway, Mercedes-Benz Lougheed will replace the existing Mercedes-Benz Boundary facility when construction is complete in 2014.
First opened in September 1999, Mercedes-Benz Boundary had outgrown its current two-acre location.
Senior company executives joined Tim Reuss, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, to mark the official groundbreaking on Monday.
The modern new Lougheed facility will significantly expand both the sales and aftersales capabilities for the company in this area of Vancouver. The property will also allow a considerable amount of space to better accommodate new and used vehicle inventory.
In addition, the new building will house Mercedes-Benz Canada’s Western Region office, a regional training centre and a new Sprinter Centre for the Vancouver Retail Group. The design and layout of new structure will follow the proprietary Mercedes-Benz Autohaus concept. A 36,700-square foot showroom will front a 26,960-square foot service area with 34 service bays, including three Sprinter-specific bays.
Lougheed will also boast six wash and detailing stations and a vehicle delivery centre and customer drive-in area that can accommodate up to 21 vehicles.
“The construction of the new Mercedes-Benz Lougheed facility represents a significant investment in the region, and the next phase of the continued redevelopment of Mercedes-Benz Canada's corporately owned Greater Vancouver Area retail infrastructure,” Reuss said.
“This new landmark dealership more than doubles our current capacity, and demonstrates our steadfast commitment to best serving the needs of our many existing and potential customers in this very important market.”