Mercedes-Benz Sydney is converting its Airport Express site to its first, exclusive AMG showroom in Australia.
A cutting-edge design for the showroom, the first of six expected to be built in Australia, has been created by architectural firm, Turner, in Sydney to reflect the sports car’s exclusive brand.
Mercedes-Benz reports that 5200 AMG-branded cars were sold in Australia last year, a strong number justifying the brand’s own showrooms separate from Mercedes-Benz outlets.
It is expected that the 1000 sq m showroom, on Qantas Drive, will open by the end of this year, with the potential for future showrooms in other capitals.
Turner director Stephen Cox said the firm had created an exciting, flowing design to match the AMG’s sleek and sporting look. “Our design is centred on discerning buyers in the sports luxury market.”
AMP on track
Casula, a new development in south-west Sydney at AMP Capital’s Crossroads Logistics Centre, is under way, with the official sod-turning ceremony at the site of WesTrac’s new purpose-built facility.
The facility includes a warehouse, workshop and regional office for WesTrac, one of Caterpillar’s largest authorised dealers, that will occupy nearly 24,000 square metres. Construction will begin in earnest in the coming weeks and is expected to be completed mid-2018.
WesTrac signed a long-term lease with AMP Capital at Crossroads Logistics Centre in March this year.
AMP Capital managing director, office and industrial, Luke Briscoe said the location was a “perfect” fit for WesTrac: “Crossroads offers a strategic location for companies such as WesTrac.”