Work has started on a brand new £3.5m head office and service site for independent Renault Truck dealership RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV), in Nottingham, as part of its strategic investment plan to enhance its facilities.
This follows an exciting 12 months for the operation – following its acquisition of Renault Truck Commercials in Northampton last April. Earlier this year, it won Dealer of the Year and Sales Team of the Year at Renault Trucks Dealer Awards for the third year running and last year, won Franchised Dealer of the Year at the Commercial Motor Awards.
Work has already started on the site, which is just seven miles from RHCV’s current home on Lenton Lane and three miles from the M1. Planning permission for the 1.7-acre site was granted in late 2018, after the East Midlands dealer acquired the former home of TOM Vehicles Rentals’ in the Bulwell area of Nottingham.
Nigel Baxter, Managing Director at RH Commercial Vehicles said: “RHCV has gone from strength to strength, through the successful delivery of a very clear sales strategy and a determined management team. Our approach has provided a steady increase in new and used truck sales, workshop and parts delivery alongside a strong and flexible truck and van rental offer. We are dedicated to working closely with our customers’ and listening and responding to their needs.”
RHCV is currently transforming the site with contractors, Samclo Construction and the new Nottingham premises will be fully operational by June 2019.
The new location will include purpose-built offices, to house RHCV’s growing team, plus a new larger workshop and parts dept, a brand-new ATF lane, paint booth and tacho-rolling bay. To improve the customer experience enhanced washroom facilities will be incorporated for drivers.
The new site is also part of the team’s strategic plans to enhance its presence along the M1 corridor and make it more accessible. Having acquired a fourth site in Northampton close to J16 of the M1 in early 2018 and with two additional sites in Alfreton and Leicester, the new Nottingham site is just three miles from J26 of the M1.
Established more than 40 years ago and with 118 employees across four sites, RHCV has doubled in size over the past six years.
Paul Pearson, Commercial Director at RHCV, added: “This is a very exciting time for RHCV as we continue to improve our first-class service and customer experience.
“We always strive to go above and beyond to meet the changing requirements from our customers and a new site with enhanced facilities will allow us to do just that. The close proximity to the M1 will also ensure easy accessibility for customers, saving them precious driving hours and money.”