Plan for dealership
Ferrari ready to roar at new Glasgow showroom
The Glasgow dealership could open by the end of the year
Life may have slowed down for most of us during the drawn-out days of the pandemic but there are plans in store for those who like living in the fast lane.
Scotland’s second Ferrari dealership is being planned for a site in Renfrewshire formerly occupied by Nissan’s luxury vehicle division which left at the end of March.
Sytner Group has applied to Renfrewshire Council for full permission to develop ‘Ferrari Glasgow’ at the former Infiniti site in Braehead.
The group’s Graypaul has a dealership at Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh, and wants its Glasgow outlet to provide a similar valet/workshop to service and MOT vehicles, as well as make external alterations and reconfigure the car park. There is also a proposal for outline permission for a jet wash building. A decision is expected in December.
Glasgow’s Infiniti dealership was opened in 2010 but closed alongside what remained of the Nissan premium sister brand’s UK retail network earlier this year.
Ferrari’s UK franchised retailers have been in the process of both upgrading and expanding the Italian supercar manufacturers dealerships and scope of operations in recent months.
Councillor John Shaw, who represents the area, said the plans were already attracting plenty of attention.
He told the Glasgow Times: “The planning application has certainly generated a lot of interest as it’s just a wee bit out of the ordinary.”