‘Mega Centre’ date set

Aston Barclay will open its new Donington Park Mega Centre on 28 September 2017.

The site will host its first sale on the day with 250 used cars being entered by major fleet and finance vendors. The first car will go under the hammer at 10am, signalling the start of what the company claims is a ‘revolution of the UK remarketing industry’ with investment in new facilities, high quality people and digital technologies.

The opening of Donington Park has created 25 jobs in the local area and centre manager, Zaiga Jinkinson, has built a first class team to run the flagship centre, including a new national buyer services team, while the transformation of the famous Engine Room exhibition building into a dynamic new auction space is well underway.

‘The builders are working hard to deliver an exceptional auction environment for buyers, vendors and our colleagues. The auction rostrums, two auction lanes, the large imaging bay and our new cafe are already taking shape,’ said Jinkinson.

‘Our next job is to plan the installation of the Mega Screens which will show the sale’s running order and marketing as well as the digital pods which allow buyers to search for stock and check on provisional bids in the hall,’ she added.

The site has room for storing 400 vehicles undercover and is situated on the Donington Park race circuit complex right next to East Midlands airport.