Yeoman McAllister Architects have had a long term working relationship with our client 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. Our 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 MINI 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 is adjacent to the new BMW showroom on the same plot, also design by Yeoman McAllister and is a smaller satellite dedicated to MINI, which is made up of 370m² of new car display, to accommodate 8 no new cars and associated reception, offices and lounge spaces.
The building demonstrates a dynamic interpretation of vertical and horizontal planes in pristine white and black slabs of render and bespoke aluminium rainscreen. These elements are carefully juxtaposed with large areas of curtain walling and which together with the various changes in roof level ensure a bright and airy environment.