Jaguar opens new service centre

A new Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) service centre has opened on Bailey Drive in Christchurch, Dorset, following a £7m first phase investment in the brands by the Westover Group.

The workshop – which will carry out service, MOT and general maintenance work on both Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles – has 29 vehicle bays, including two for electric vehicles.

It is the largest JLR aftersales facility in the UK and has been purpose-built on a stand-alone, three-acre plot just a few metres from Westover’s Land Rover showroom in Christchurch.

Peter Walker, operational director at Westover Group, has headed the project. ‘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 £12m redevelopment project for the brands is now complete,’ said Peter. ‘We have a spectacular workshop that future-proofs our facilities and puts us way ahead of the competition in terms of the level and efficiency of service we can offer our customers.’

The next stage of Westover’s investment in its Jaguar Land Rover business will see a new, joint-branded showroom created on the site of the old Land Rover dealership. Work is already underway and is due for completion in early 2019.