Automotive Sector Construction – June 2022

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Horizon Construction has, for over 20 years, built a reputation on strong relationships across all of its construction sectors. Specifically, I would like to bring to your attention our expertise within the automotive sector.

Our construction projects in the automotive sector represent a value over above £30m. They have delivered new facilities across East Anglia, South East and London. Through our reputation in this sector, we are recognised as a trusted principal contractor for high-quality solutions and services.

The content on this page shows you a wide range of completed projects. It demonstrates our expertise and professionalism in all stages of construction to ensure expectations and requirements are delivered with confidence. We truly believe our approach to service quality is unique, so please get in touch, or explore our website and social media channels, for more information.

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Phil Holding

Automotive Construction Expertise

Automotive Construction Expertise Video 1999-2022

Above is a 3-minute video covering a wide range of automotive projects.

Horizon Construction undertake construction projects valued between £500k and £10m. Our team has fulfilled an extensive range of automotive projects from refurbishment and rebranding to new design and builds. Our expertise and experience is demonstrated across several high-end automotive brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche.

Automotive Projects

BMW Dealership, Hindhead, Surrey

The construction of a bespoke BMW and MINI Sales and Aftersales Dealership in Hindhead, Surrey, for Group 1 Automotive.

This £7.2m project involved constructing a facility that fulfilled the detailed specifications and requirements of the BMW and MINI automotive brands. The project was managed on the client’s behalf by Bruce ShawTaylor Design Architects excelled with their architectural package, D&d Building Services Consulting Engineers provided an excellent M&E package, and MNP produced a solid engineering solution to what, in many cases, was a complex project incorporating a basement construction on the boundary to the A3.

Jaguar Land Rover Dealership, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

One of our flagship automotive projects, involving the construction of a new £7.5m showroom and aftersales facility for Group 1 Automotive.  

The project was managed by John Burke Associates and K2 Project Management. SRA Architects provided another high-quality architectural design. Eastwood & Partners oversaw the engineering solutions and D&d Building Services Consulting Engineers implemented the M&E design.

“The team at Horizon Construction understand and know how to deliver when it comes to the automotive sector. Both at JLR Southend and BMW Mini Hindhead to date, Horizon’s approach to all aspects of the build provides confidence that expectations will be met. From assistance with co-ordination of direct subcontractors, to proactively ensuring smooth transition to an operational facility on completion, their smile and solve attitude ensures successful delivery.”
Group 1 Automotive
Group 1 Automotive

Mercedes Benz & Harley Davidson Dealerships, Lakeside, Essex

A combined £3.1m Design and Build contract involved a new bespoke retail, showroom and service facility for Harley Davidson and the conversion and extension of their former site to create a new sales and aftersales facility for Mercedes Benz. Construction partners included SRA Architects and Underwood Carpenter Project Management.

Porsche Dealership, London

A bespoke £5.7m showroom and aftersales facility for Porsche in Sidcup, South London. At the time, it was the largest project that Horizon Construction had undertaken, which demonstrated the successful working relationship we had developed with the client, Jardine Motors Group. Having placed trusted in us, we delivered the project on time, to budget, and to high-quality standards. Construction partners included SRA Architects and K2 Project Management.

"We have found the site, contracts and senior management teams to be professional, efficient and friendly to work with. Some of the projects have been in live environments where a sympathetic understanding of the customers business is essential, and I am pleased to report that Horizon Construction has a good understanding of the Automotive sector and the requirements of our core business."
Jardine Motors Group

Ferrari & Maserati Aftersales Facility, Colchester, Essex

Design and Build contract to create a £1.7m extension to an existing Porsche aftersales facility. The original Porsche facility launched our involvement in the automotive sector and marked the beginning of a longstanding trusted relationship with the client. Construction partners included Axis 3 Architects and K2 Project Management.

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