GOWANS MOTOR GROUP DEVELOPMENT
Architecture, Contract Administration
Gowans Motor Group Pty Ltd (TAS)
AJL Consulting Engineers (Structural, Civil, Hydraulic) Engineering Solutions Tasmania (EST) (Electrical & Mechanical) Oliver Kelly Constructions (Builder)
A multi franchise development consisting Toyota and Ford showrooms and a workshop servicing Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen and Isuzu ute. The new development will be linked to an existing Volkswagen showroom on the same site by way of a covered walkway that meanders through the car sales yard.
Cited amongst the Cooee car yard strip the site covers a whole town block of the commercial zone district. Given the nature of the development the form was ultimately prescribed through the manufacturers specification. However given the multi franchise nature, the pragmatic issues were focused on to ensure the integration of staff across manufacturers. The form was made to follow the function of the franchises program and was bound by its relationship to the Bass Highway.
The development will showcase the latest in material innovation, technology and the most up to date car manufacturer specifications.