We are delighted to announce that by working together with Lochee Harp Football Club and St Francis Boxing Club we will be delivering modern facilities for both organisations as part of a potential new showroom development on Kings Cross Road in Dundee.
The new sports facilities would neighbor an all new Pentland Jaguar and Land Rover showroom, seeing the introduction and reintroduction of these world famous brands to the City. This is an exciting expansion of our Pentland division which currently includes two Jaguar and four Land Rover sites across Edinburgh, Elgin, Perth and Cupar.Plans also include the relocation of John Clark BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad to a state-of-the-art dealership positioned across from the new Jaguar Land Rover site. The current facility on Rutherford Road can then be refurbished, offering a new Specialist Cars Nissan showroom replacing the temporary facilities at Myrekirk Road.
Having worked closely with Jimmy Marr and Jim Kelly, the respective presidents of the sports clubs, we have developed plans that offer modern and improved facilities, including a purpose built sports hub and all weather pitches, for the members and local community. Furthermore, our investment could also bring approximately 50 new jobs to the area.Following many months of research and discussion, we recently announced exciting plans for a £10million development on Kings Cross Road in Dundee. As well as spectacular new showrooms, plans also include the creation of brand new state-of-the-art buildings for both Lochee Harp FC and St Francis Boxing Club, across from their current site.By working closely together with the clubs, we can deliver modern facilities for both organisations. The development would also create around 50 new jobs for the area.The proposed new sports hub will neighbour a brand new Pentland Jaguar and Land Rover showroom, seeing the introduction and reintroduction of these world famous brands to the city.
This is an exciting expansion of our Pentland division which currently includes two Jaguar and four Land Rover sites across Edinburgh, Elgin, Perth and Cupar. Plans also include the relocation of John Clark BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad to a state-of-the-art dealership positioned across from the new Jaguar Land Rover site. The current facility on Rutherford Road can then be refurbished, offering a new Specialist Cars Nissan showroom replacing the existing temporary facilities at Myrekirk Road.
Chris Clark, managing director, JCMG said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to investing in Dundee, we are very pleased to have worked closely with both Jimmy and Jim to develop the proposals that we are now taking forward. We are delighted that this project will bring considerable benefits for both institutions, the local community and our customers.”
“It is a significant venture for the group and helps us to realise part of our long term strategy of growth while building on our aim of offering outstanding customer facilities for all our brands. However, we are respectful of the importance of the two clubs to the local community and will work with them, Dundee City Council and the local residents to progress the proposal through the next stages of the planning process.”
Jimmy Marr, St Francis Boxing Club president, said: “We are extremely excited about the John Clark Motor Group plans as this move will provide much needed new training facilities which will enable us to continue the legacy of our 59-year-old club. We have so much potential and our new home, with its new and improved amenities, will undoubtedly generate us more opportunities. I can really see a great future for boxing in Dundee.” Jim Kelly, Lochee Harp Football Club president, added: “This move is a win-win for the club and its supporters. The new site plans include a 3G training pitch which means we’ll be able to play and train in all weathers. When it isn’t being used by us the hope is that members of the local community will able to book the grounds too, which is fantastic for all aspiring football players.”
“I have been involved with the club for many years and have no doubt that this plan offers the best way forward for us. In order to be sustainable in the future we need new and improved facilities, not only for the club but for our great players and supporters, therefore I am looking forward to the plans being realised.”
Mr Clark continued: “The next phase of the project is to enter into three months of public consultation, during which time we will be inviting the local community to provide feedback on our plans. Further details on the timing of this will be provided in due course.”
For further information about the proposal please visit www.projectkingscross.co.uk.