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Colliers International disposed of former Johnsons Volvo garage on behalf of Johnsons Car Limited

The property, which sat on a site of 0.8 acres, was the first dealership acquired by Johnsons Cars when they started trading in 1999. It was closed following a relocation of the business to Solihull

John Roberts, Head of Automotive and Roadside at Colliers International commented: “McCarthy and Stone has acquired the land to construct a much needed retirement development in the area. This sale demonstrates that there is a good level of interest for sites suitable for alternative uses.”

In early 2017 Colliers also acquired the former Cotswold Gloucester BMW dealership on behalf of Johnsons to again accommodate the relocation of their Volvo business from directly opposite on Cole Avenue. This property will start trading from 1st May illustrating their commitment to the Volvo brand. The old Volvo showroom in Gloucester will now be refranchised by Johnsons as their fifth Mazda dealership.

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John Roberts

Head of Automotive and Roadside

Automotive and Roadside


John has worked within this niche sector for many years and has been a member of the Colliers International Automotive and Roadside Team for over 15 years. His specialist areas of expertise include motor dealerships, car supermarkets, after sales retail networks including motorist centres, trade counter, drive thru' and roadside retail properties.

He acts on behalf of some of the lead investors, developers and occupiers within these sectors dealing with professional, agency, development and investment matters. His clients include, Arnold Clark, Volkswagen Group, Johnsons Cars, AEW, EG Group, CBRE Investors, Formula One Autocentres and Listers Group.

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