Tamworth has been chosen as the prime location for a brand new Mercedes-Benz dealership and regional test drive facility in a major multi-million pound investment, which has been described as a huge coup for the area.
LSH Auto UK Limited, the UK subsidiary of the international Lei Shing Hong Group, based in Hong Kong, is in the process of securing a five-acre plot of land south of the A5 bypass in Ventura Park where they will deliver a brand new Mercedes-Benz dealership, with class leading showrooms, workshops, offices and a regional test drive facility – as well as creating up to one hundred jobs for the town.
Tamworth Borough Council has played a key role in securing the investment for Tamworth and facilitating the deal between Lei Shing Hong and owners of the land, Aucotts. The authority will now be working closely with both parties on the detailed design of the property and the wider development scheme.
Although the land already has outline planning permission for employment-generating development, including a new access off the A5 slip road, a detailed planning application is now being prepared and is expected in the autumn. The whole site is expected to create an additional 400 jobs.
Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Regeneration, Cllr Steve Claymore, said, “This investment is a significant coup for Tamworth and increases what is already a healthy confidence in the town as a perfectly placed investment opportunity. LSH Auto UK Limited has chosen Tamworth for this facility due to its excellent connectivity and the strength of the existing quality offering in the area.
“This should be just the first phase of development on land south of the A5 bypass, which we hope will attract further inward investment to the town to become a major employment site and cement Tamworth’s position as a perfect place to do business on a global scale.”