Yeoman McAllister Architects have had a long term working relationship with the Eastern Western Motor Group and have been involved in the design of most of their vehicle showrooms and after sales facilities throughout the Edinburgh area and further afield. Their latest brief was to design a new BMW & MINI dealership that would consolidate the client’s separate city centre based showroom and after sales facilities.
The new BMW car showroom is located on a 3 acre plot in the Edinburgh suburb of Newbridge and occupies the prestigious gateway corner site of the developing ‘Axis’ Business Park.
The showroom comprises in excess of 1300m² of new showroom space, accommodating up to 40 new cars. Together with associated office accommodation, including an open plan mezzanine and a 17 bay workshop facility, complete with parts department and sales services, the gross internal floor area is in excess of 3300m².
The building demonstrates a dynamic interpretation of vertical and horizontal planes in pristine white slabs of render and bespoke aluminium rainscreen. These elements are carefully juxtaposed with large areas of curtain walling and frameless structural glazing which together with a large central rooflight and glazed slots between the various changes in roof level ensure a bright and airy environment.