Planning permission granted for Hendy Group expansion plans in Eastleigh
Hendy Group Chief Executive Paul Hendy welcomed news that planners have given the go-ahead for the south coast-based company to invest around £9 million in new facilities in Eastleigh.
"We are delighted that we will be able to put our Hampshire expansion plans into action with the construction of three brand new dealerships in Eastleigh,'' he said.
"Work is due to start on the site in the next few months and we are hoping to open the new showrooms, which will employ 90 people, opposite our existing Eastleigh facility, towards the end of 2017."
Hendy Group is set to open new Mazda, Kia and Honda dealerships on the new site with its existing Leigh Road showroom set to focus on Ford products.
Paul paid tribute to the vision of Eastleigh Borough Council in creating the innovative partnership which will see Hendy Group expand in the borough.
The new dealerships will provide space for 27 new cars in the showrooms and the facility will also include a 20 bay workshop and space for 120 used cars.