Eastern BMW-MINI Edinburgh

Eastern BMW-MINI Edinburgh

Completed: August 2009

Client: Eastern Western Motor Group

Budget: £5.5m

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 proposed new Axis Business Park.

The showroom comprises in excess of 1100m2 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.  Adjacent to the BMW showroom is a smaller satellite showroom dedicated to MINI which is made up of 250m2 of new car display to accommodate 8 no new cars and associated reception, offices and lounge spaces.

Both buildings demonstrate a dynamic interpretation of vertical and horizontal planes in pristine white and black slabs of render and bespoke rain screen. These elements are carefully juxtaposed with large areas of curtain walling and frameless structural glazing which together with a large central roof light and glazed slots between the various changes in roof level deliver a bright and airy environment.