Pulman SEAT are investing in a full retailer revamp which has already begun and expected to finish by July 2019 but don’t worry business is still open as usual…
It’s a very exciting time for Pulman as a company; the SEAT showroom was the third dealership launched by Pulman in 2010 so that’s nearly 10 years ago since it has been updated!
A huge 6-figure investment is being put into this 9-week refurbishment so you can expect to see BIG changes! Not only is the showroom going through a revamp but the workshop, back offices and external areas are also receiving some much needed toolbox treatment too!
So what changes can you expect to see once the revamp is complete? Think sleek and contemporary with the added sportiness feel of the newly branded CUPRA corner! While you wait for your service or appointment, why not sit back and relax in the new hospitality area which will offer a selection of hot drinks alongside a range of snacks.
Step inside the showroom and the new layout will be inspired by SEAT’s home origin; all of the desks and display areas are within diamond cut diagonal lines, much like the Avinguda Diagonal in Barcelona (the widest avenue in Barcelona separating the hustle and bustle of the city from the mountains and most charming and exclusive neighbourhoods). So, if you wish to get away from the noise you may find at other dealers, step inside the exclusive Pulman SEAT showroom.
Although this is a huge project for Pulman SEAT, the showroom is still open for business as usual, the only change you may see is that the service reception has temporarily been moved to the main showroom!
If you want to be kept up-to-date with the latest refurbishment changes, follow the Pulman SEAT Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page. PLUS keep an eye on our LIVE Diary below which is constantly being updated (latest updates at the top)!
Monday 10th June: The future is bright, the future is orange! Alex’s office (General Sales Manager) has been given a lick of bright orange paint, whilst his new computer is being set up!
The skim coat is also being applied in the showroom to evenly level out the floor ready for the new tiles!
Friday 7th June: The exterior of the showroom is looking very sleek! Just need to place the new signage up before the white areas can be painted grey!
Tuesday 4th June: Phase 2 has begun in the other half of the showroom! To access the temporary sales area, you need to go through the service reception! The exterior painting is nearly complete, the colour looks fantastic!
Monday 3rd June: Over the weekend the service reception moved back to its original location at the top end of the building! Phase 2 in the main showroom has now begun so the sales team are now based in the half of the showroom which has been shut to the public over the past 5 weeks! Don’t worry there is signage and staff who will guide you to the correct area!
Friday 31st May: Phase 1 is nearly complete! It’s looking fantastic! Soon the rooms will reverse & the current showroom open to the public will be the area cornered off!
Thursday 30th May: The painting has begun on the outside of the building! We are going from light to dark!
Tuesday 28th May: The new waiting area is coming along nicely with dark flooring! The tiling and the glass safety barriers are nearly complete in the service area too!
Thursday 23rd May: The glass is now in the safety barrier where the service waiting is going to be and now work has begun on placing a glass balustrade up to the service reception! New bright lighting has started be installed in the ceilings too!
Tuesday 21st May: The new railings have started to be placed, which will include glass, so it’s going to look very sleek! Plus the old refreshment area looks unrecognisable; this is going to be the new accessories display area in the new showroom!
Monday 20th May: Work has begun on redecorating the toilet area with new tiling and a fresh lick of paint!
Friday 17th May: The netting has been put up to protect the workshop while the new roof is being installed. Our service reception is still located in the main showroom with Melissa protecting herself from the glorious sunshine today!
Thursday 16th May: The tiling continues in the half of the showroom which is currently closed from the public as well as installation of the floor plug and covers.
Monday 13th May: Out with the old and in with the new! The original SEAT sign is now dismantled making way for the new signage! The flooring at the service area has also had a skim coat to strengthen & level out the flooring!
Saturday 11th May: The workmen are still working hard at the weekend continuing with the placement of the new white tiles! What a lovely sunny day too!
Friday 10th May: The Senior Management team visited Pulman SEAT to have a catch-up meeting with the Project Manager & Builders on-site! Everything is going as planned!
Thursday 9th May: The new tiles are starting to be placed in the first cut-off section of the showroom! Nice bright white tiles are coming to your new Pulman SEAT & CUPRA showroom!
Friday 3rd May: The roof has started to come down and trenches have been dug to make way for the media cables for the CUPRA corner!
Monday 29th April: The famous barriers which have been here since we opened have now been taken down and will be replaced with glass. The café area is also being knocked down and moved to the new hospitality area! Plus today the service reception and waiting area has been moved to the main showroom.
Saturday 27th April: We’ve started to take out all of our showroom cars as the showroom is going to be split in half over the 9 week project!