Pacific Building gears up to deliver £10m motorbike village

Picture Nick Ponty 18/5/16Construction and fit-out company Pacific Building has secured a lucrative contract to deliver new £10 million motorcycle “village” on the outskirts of Glasgow.

The firm will fit out and build the purpose-built showroom and service facilities for Ducati Glasgow, TriumphGlasgow and West Coast Harley-Davidson in the Hillington Park business estate.

Pacific, which is also based at Hillington, will start work on the £4m contract at the start of June 2016, with completion set for early 2017.

It is expected that up to 50 new jobs will be created as a result of the new development. This figure is made up of additional retail and servicing staff joining existing staff and those involved in construction stage.

Around 100 skilled tradesmen will be employed for the duration of the construction process.

The two highly visible 18,000 sq ft facilities will see Rogers, Rees & Robins Motor Group trading as Ducati Glasgow move from their current premises in the city’s Great Western Road and encompass the Triumph brand under one roof in one of the purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities. West Coast Harley-Davidson will move from their site at Glasgow’s Charing Cross and occupy the other.

Brian Gallacher, managing director at Pacific Building, said: “This is a particularly satisfying project to have secured because it is an all-Hillington Park affair. It will be rewarding to see such a highly visible and sought-after piece of land alongside the M8 transformed into what will be one of the biggest motorbike multi-franchises in the UK.

“It is also great to be working with iconic brands such as Ducati, Triumph and Harley-Davidson, which adds to our already impressive portfolio of clients which includes McDonald’s, Glasgow International Airport, Tesco and Gleneagles Hotel, to name but a few.

“Our team are hugely experienced and highly motivated, and we can’t wait to put the Pacific mark on this flagship project.”

Part of the funding of the development was provided to Rogers, Rees & Robins Motor Group and West Coast Harley Davidson by Clydesdale Bank in a deal facilitated by Deyrick Smith, Head of Commercial and Small Business for the West of Scotland.

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