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Knights Brown has completed construction of a world class Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Aftercare Facility for the Westover Group.

The new facility is located on a stand-alone, three-acre plot beside Westover’s Land Rover showroom on Bailey Drive in Christchurch, Dorset. Formerly MOD land, the area is famous for being where the Bailey Bridge was invented, which was instrumental to achieving victory in World War 2.

The aftercare facility represents the first phase of a £12m investment and comprises a 29-bay state-of-the-art service centre. It is JLR’s largest facility outside of their global operations centre in Warwickshire.

Knights Brown is continuing to work on the next stage of Westover’s investment, which will see a jointly-branded showroom created on the site of the old Land Rover dealership. Work is already underway and is due for completion early next year.

Mark Whittam, Group Operations Director (Marketing) at Westover Group said: The team at Knights Brown has done a fantastic job in creating the largest JLR Aftersales Centre in the UK, working alongside GEMCO Sales & Service who fitted out the facility to the highest standard. With 29 service bays in total, Dorset is now future-proofed for servicing the JLR product.”

Peter Walker, Operational Director at Westover Group, said: “We’re making a significant investment in both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in Dorset and we’re really proud that phase one of our £12 million redevelopment project for the brands is now complete.”

Kevin Valentine, Divisional Director for Knights Brown said: “I am very proud of the work undertaken by my team, which has been completed to an inordinately high standard. The whole project has been an incredible team effort with everybody pulling together to deliver the high standards that befit the Jaguar Land Rover brands. We have overcome some considerable challenges along the way and that’s all down to the hard work and initiative applied by the people on the ground.”

A video of the completed project is available to view in our film archive.