Click to enlarge. Photo by James Beech.
Construction continues on a showroom for 50 new and pre-owned
Toyota and Holden vehicles and a 12-bay workshop in Frankton.
GWD Motor Group managing director Bob Crawford, of
Invercargill, said this week the complex in Lucas Pl was
expected to be open for business in late March or early
The Queenstown dealership had outgrown its premises in Gorge
Rd and the new facility would provide better customer
service, Mr Crawford said.
"We need to be where the local people and the retail area of
town are," Mr Crawford said.
The 11 existing staff would be transferred and extra
technicians were being interviewed.
GWD was working with a Wakatipu architect to mitigate the
impact of the 8.5m-high building and 2504sq m footprint on
the natural environment.
The location puts the Toyota and Holden retailer directly
opposite Audi, Volkswagen and Subaru retailer Queenstown
Motor Group in Hawthorne Dr.